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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 16, 2018 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.  The purpose of the public hearing will be to obtain input and public comment on 11.1.2 NMAC, specifically addressing the amended prevailing wage and fringe benefit rates to be effective January 1, 2019.

Under Section 9-26-4, NMSA 1978, the Workforce Solutions Department is responsible for the administration of the labor relations division which oversees setting the prevailing wage and fringe benefit rates.  Pursuant to Section 13-4-11, NMSA 1978, the Director of the Labor Relations Division shall determine the prevailing wage rates and the prevailing fringe benefit rates.

The Department is proposing an amendment to 11.1.2.20 NMAC to update the prevailing wage and fringe benefit rates for 2019.  Additionally, the Department added section 11.1.2.21 NMAC detailing the zone and subsistence pay rates for 2019.

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 Andrea Christman.   Written comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. on October 15, 2018.  However, the submission of written comments as soon as possible is encouraged.

Copies of the proposed rules may be accessed at http://www.dws.state.nm.us/  or obtained by calling Andrea Christman at (505) 841-8478 or sending an email to Andrea.Christman@state.nm.us.  The proposed rules will be made available to the public at least thirty days prior to the hearing.

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 Ms. Christman as soon as possible.  The Department requests at least ten (10) days advance notice to provide requested special accommodations.

11.1.2 Proposed Prevailing Wage Rates for 2019

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