How to File an Appeal
Classified New Mexico State employees who have completed their probationary period and have been demoted, dismissed, suspended, or separated by a state agency have the right to appeal to the New Mexico State Personnel Board. A Notice of Appeal must be in writing and filed with the State Personnel Director no later than 30 calendar days from the effective date of the dismissal, demotion, suspension, or separation. A copy of the Notice of Final Action and grounds for the appeal must accompany the Notice of Appeal.
The Notice of Appeal may be hand-delivered, mailed, faxed or emailed.
- Mailing Address: NM State Personnel Office, 2600 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM, 87505
- Fax: (505) 476-7727
- Email: Call (505) 476-7813 or (505) 470-8292 for email address
If the employee is covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), the employee may make an irrevocable election to have the appeal decided by an Arbitrator. The Notice of Appeal must indicate whether the employee is choosing the NM State Personnel Board or an Arbitrator to decide the appeal.
Please contact the Adjudication Division’s law clerk, Annette Lopez at (505) 470-8292 with any procedural questions.