About the State Personnel Office
To motivate a creative and inclusive workforce supporting innovation and achievement while serving the state of New Mexico.
A trusted partner expertly leading the way in human resources practices and services that enhance the employee experience.
Balanced • Respectful • Innovative • Resourceful
Responsive • Credible • Engaged
The State Personnel Office is responsible for the administration and oversight of the classified service personnel system which consists of approximately 17,000 state employees from approximately 68 executive state agencies, boards and commissions. A comprehensive system of human resource management is achieved through the integration of several functional areas which are administered by the State Personnel Director. In addition, the Director administers the Rules the Board enacts to maintain and support the classified workforce.
State Government is the largest employer within New Mexico. On a day-to-day basis, State Personnel builds and maintains the system of employment across state agencies and guides agencies in administering fair and equitable employment.
State Personnel leadership understands that labor markets do not remain static. No matter what division or department a State employee works for, State Personnel is focused on supporting innovation and achievement, creating, maintaining, and improving the employment system to ensure State government remains a competitive and inclusive employer.
To administer the Personnel Act and the State Personnel Board Rules and to ensure compliance with the Public Employee Bargaining Act, the State Personnel Office is broken up into nine divisions and units. The divisions and units include Workforce Planning, Recruitment, HR Services, Training, Compensation & Classification, Quality Assurance and Data Analytics, Labor Relations, Adjudication, and Records Management & Administrative Support.