HOUSE BILL 150
55th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2022
Rebecca Dow and Randall T. Pettigrew
RELATING TO STATE PERSONNEL; REQUIRING STATE EMPLOYEES TO BE PHYSICALLY PRESENT AT THEIR PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT; PROVIDING EXCEPTIONS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. Section 10-9-15 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 1961, Chapter 240, Section 10) is amended to read:
"10-9-15. DUTIES OF STATE OFFICERS AND EMPLOYERS.--
A. All officers and employers of the state shall comply with the Personnel Act.
B. All employers shall:
(1) hire employees only from employment lists of applicants who meet prescribed minimum requirements and have passed the prescribed tests provided by the director; and
(2) require employees to be physically present at their place of employment when carrying out duties related to that employment; provided that accommodations may be provided:
(a) to comply with other applicable federal law;
(b) if the duties related to that employment require travel away from the place of employment;
(c) in the event that the place of employment is unable to be physically occupied; or
(d) in the event private employers reduce their in-person workforce by fifty percent or greater in response to a public health emergency, as determined by the workforce solutions department.
C. All officers and employers shall furnish any records or information [which] that the director or the board requests."
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