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Notice of Rulemaking

The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (“Department”) hereby gives notice that the Department will conduct a public hearing in the auditorium of the State Personnel Office located at 2600 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 18, 2017 from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. The purpose of the public hearing will be to obtain input and public comment on the proposed amendments to 11.2.3 – Labor and Workers Compensation – Job Training – State Apprenticeship Policy Manual.

Under NMSA 1978 §§50-7-1 to 50-7-4.1 and 50-7-7, NMDWS is the agency responsible for the State Apprenticeship Program and gives the Department legal authority for rule making.

The proposed changes alter the language in the rule from “State Apprenticeship Agency” to “State Apprenticeship Office” to reflect the appropriate entity.  The proposed changes also update program responsibilities and expectations or amends the rule to align with current operating procedures. 

Interested individuals may testify at the public hearing or submit written comments to State of New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, 401 Broadway NE, P.O. Box 1928, Albuquerque, N.M., 87103, attention Robert Dale Morrison.   Written comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. on October 17, 2017.  However, the submission of written comments as soon as possible is encouraged.   

Copies of the amended rules may be accessed at http://www.dws.state.nm.us/ or obtained from Robert Dale Morrison at (505) 841-8672 or at RobertD.Morrison@state.nm.us.  The proposed rules will be made available at least thirty days prior to the hearings.

Individuals with disabilities who require this information in an alternative format or need any form of auxiliary aid to attend or participate in this meeting are asked to contact Mr. Morrison as soon as possible.  The Department requests at least ten (10) days advance notice to provide requested special accommodations.

To view additional information please visit https://www.dws.state.nm.us/Job-Seeker/Jobs-and-Careers/Apprenticeship/Resources and look under "Rules, Regulations, and Statutes." 

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