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Members Requested for Paid Family & Medical Leave Task Force

For Immediate Release
May 18, 2021

Contact: Stacy Johnston
Communications & Marketing Director


Members Requested for Paid Family & Medical Leave Task Force


ALBUQUERQUE –  The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions is assembling a task force to develop recommendations for the enactment and implementation of a Paid Family & Medical Leave Act, including the establishment and administration of a PFML trust fund administered by the department.

Under Senate Memorial 001, the task force must include members representing the following areas:

  • 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.

The application for the PFML Task Force is available on the department website at https://www.dws.state.nm.us/PFML. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 27, 2022.






The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) oversees the New Mexico public workforce system. The department is committed to supporting the business community and assisting New Mexicans seeking employment opportunities by bridging the link between employer needs and the skilled workforce. The department administers programs to include business services; workforce training; Unemployment Insurance; labor law enforcement; veterans’ services; and labor market information.  

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