General Information

The Educational Retirement Act (ERA) assures a sustained program of retirement benefits for New Mexico public school, college and university, and other employees of state educational institutions and agencies. 

Employees working more than 25% of a Full Time Equivalent (.25 FTE) are considered ERA covered employees.

ERA employers are:

  • Public schools (including public charter schools, i.e., chartered by the local school board or the NM Secretary of Public Education)
  • Universities, Junior and community colleges, public technical and vocational institutions
  • New Mexico School for the Deaf and the New Mexico School for the Visually Impaired
  • Regional Education Cooperatives and New Mexico Activities Association
  • State Agencies providing educational programs (i.e. Department of Health, Public Education Department, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Educational Retirement Board, Department of Corrections).

Educational Retirement Act (ERA)

List of NMERB employers/Local Administrative Units (LAUs)

Information related to the Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP), the ARP Manual and ARP Forms


Managing the retirement assets of New Mexico Educators since 1957.

Contact Information

Santa Fe
(Main Office)

Member Services Contact Form

Physical Address
701 Camino de los Marquez
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Mailing Address
PO Box 26129
Santa Fe, NM 87502

1(866) 691-2345

Main Office
(505) 827-8030

(505) 827-1855

Albuquerque Office
Email or call ahead for an appointment.

Member Services Contact Form

Physical Address
8500 Menaul Blvd. NE, Suite B-450
Albuquerque, NM 87112

(505) 888-1560

(505) 830-2976

NMERB Publications