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New Mexico Secretary of Workforce Solutions

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New Mexico Secretary of Workforce Solutions
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012 FY Budget:  $54,877,300
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serves at the pleasure of the governor
Selection Method:  Appointed by Governor
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Celina Bussey
Assumed office:  2011
Compensation:  $95,000
Other New Mexico Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorCommissioner of Public LandsSecretary of EducationAgriculture SecretaryInsurance SuperintendentSecretary of Energy, Minerals and Natural ResourcesSecretary of Workforce SolutionsPublic Regulation CommissionPublic Education Commission
The New Mexico Secretary of Workforce Solutions is an appointed state executive position in the New Mexico state government.

The Secretary heads the Department of Workforce Solutions, whose stated mission is to "Enhance productivity and competitiveness of New Mexico business and industry by improving the quality and availability of the New Mexico workforce."[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Celina Bussey. She was appointed by Gov. Susana Martinez in 2011.

Authority

The New Mexico Secretary of Workforce Solutions powers, term of office, etc. are derived from Chapter 9, Article 26 of the New Mexico Statutes.

Article 26, Section 5:

Secretary of workforce solutions; appointment.

A. The chief executive and administrative officer of the department is the "secretary of workforce solutions."..[2]

Qualifications

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Appointments

New Mexico state government organizational chart

Per Section 9-26-5 of the New Mexico Statutes, the Secretary is appointed by the governor with the consent of the senate. The secretary serves at the pleasure of the governor.[3]

Vacancies

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Duties

The Secretary of Workforce Solutions is responsible for the overall operation of the Department of Workforce Solutions. The Secretary is also allowed to apply for public or private funds for the departments duties and services with the governor's approval. If the Secretary finds that duties within the department overlap with or could be better implemented by another department, he or she can recommend legislative changes.

Additional duties include:

  • Employing, training and setting salaries for persons necessary to carry out duties of the department.
  • General supervising and appointment authority over all department employees.
  • Organizing the department into units.
  • Conducting research and studies that will improve the operation of the department.
  • Preparing an annual department budget.
  • Avoiding duplication of services and jurisdictional conflicts with other agencies.[4]

Divisions

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State budget

The budget for the Workforce Solutions Department in Fiscal Year 2012 was $54,877,300.[5]

Compensation

2013

In 2013, the New Mexico Secretary of Workforce Solutions was paid an estimated $95,000.[6]

2010

In 2010, the New Mexico Secretary of Workforce Solutions was paid an estimated $105,000 according to the Council of State Governments.[7]

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

Physical Address:
401 Broadway NE
Albuquerque NM 87102

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1928
Albuquerque, NM 87103
Phone: 505-841-8405
Fax: 505-841-8491

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