COUNTY HOLDS EDUCATIONAL MEETING FOR LABOR RELATIONS BOARD SEATS

COUNTY HOLDS EDUCATIONAL MEETING FOR LABOR RELATIONS BOARD SEATS

 

            Doña Ana County Labor/Management Relations Board (LMRB) management and labor representatives are seeking applicants for both the management and neutral board-member positions.

In order to inform the public about the role and function of the LMRB, the county is conducting a community education meeting on Thursday, May 15, at 6 p.m. at the Doña Ana County Government Center at 845 N. Motel Blvd. in Las Cruces.

The LMRB is a three-member board of volunteers whose members enforce provisions of the Doña Ana County Labor-Management Relations Ordinance and the board’s labor/management relations rules and regulations through the imposition of appropriate administrative remedies.

            Matters that historically have come before the LMRB include designation of appropriate bargaining units, the selection, certification and decertification of exclusive representatives and the filing, hearing, as well as determinations regarding complaints and prohibited practices.

            One member representing management and one member representing labor are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and those two appointees recommend the third neutral member appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. All are one-year appointments.

During the term of appointment, board members may not hold or seek any other political office or public employment or be an employee of a union, an organization representing public employees or a public employer.

            Applications for membership on the LMRB will be available at the session.  However, interested parties should submit a letter of interest, a current resume and three letters of reference.  Application packets should be mailed or delivered to the Doña Ana County Human Resources Department, 845 N. Motel Blvd., Las Cruces, NM  88007.  Application packets also can be faxed to (575) 525-5888.

            For more information about the community education meeting or applying for the LMRB, call (575) 647-7210.  Residents calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7210.

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.