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About Paid Family and Medical Leave

Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) is a program designated to help people in New Mexico take paid time off of work for family or medical reasons. The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions has been designated to coordinate a task force to develop recommendations for the enactment and implementation of a PFML Act, including the establishment and administration of a PFML trust fund administered by the department. The task force will report their recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature by October 1, 2022. 

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Call for Paid Family & Medical Leave (PFML) Task Force Members

The Department of Workforce Solutions is looking for task force members from the categories listed below :

  • A statewide nonprofit organization that provides legal services and policy expertise for women and girls
  • A statewide nonprofit organization that provides policy expertise on the interests of children
  • The New Mexico public health association
  • A statewide nonprofit organization with legal and policy expertise on elder rights; 
  • A statewide coalition that focuses on perinatal issues
  • An organization representing persons with disabilities
  • Two statewide organizations representing labor, at least one of which represents health care employees; 
  • Native American tribal government;
  • The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico;
  • Two statewide organizations representing businesses; 
  • A statewide organization representing Hispano business owners; 
  • A statewide organization representing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons;
  • A statewide organization representing African American business owners; 
  • The Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of New Mexico; 
  • A member of the acequia association

If you fall under a category listed above and would like to be considered for the PFML Task Force please complete the form below.  

As a member of this task force you will be required to commit to attending all task force meetings and come prepared to develop recommendations for the enactment and implementation of PFML.

PFML Task Force Application
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