Member Handbook

NMERB Member Handbook 2023

Purpose of the NMERB Member Handbook

The NMERB Member Handbook summarizes information from the ERA, NMERB regulations and policies that affect NMERB members, retirees, and their retirement benefits. Although there is a lot of useful information in the Member Handbook, it is only a summary. Information in the Member Handbook does not replace or override the provisions of the ERA, NMERB regulations or policies.

This Member Handbook is a general summary of the benefit provisions administered by the New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) and may not address all situations. The New Mexico Legislature has the authority to make statutory changes to the Educational Retirement Act (ERA) that may affect your benefits and any decisions you make concerning your career or retirement. We make every effort to inform you. These changes are on the various pages of this website.

This Member Handbook is not a contract and does not create contractual obligation on behalf of NMERB or its Board of Trustees. In all situations, the Educational Retirement Act, and the rules and policies of the NMERB, control and override any statements or information made in this Member Handbook. Statements of fact or law made by NMERB or any of its staff or the staff of any of its contributing employers (local administrative units) does not preclude the NMERB from acting in accordance with applicable statutes, rules and policies.

To read the Member Handbook, select the image below. For reading offline, the Member Handbook is available to download in PDF format.

ERB Handbook Cover collage with images from left: Adobe building with vigas, mason jar will coins and retirement tag spilling to the left, overlapping hands, wire pencil cup with yellow pencils and back to school sign, Middle banner - ERB logo on white field and title text on dark blue.

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

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