(Albuquerque) In an effort to improve government transparency throughout New Mexico, the Rio Grande Foundation has requested and published payroll data for all New Mexico Counties.
Unfortunately, several counties were unable or unwilling to comply with the request. We hope that residents of those counties will put pressure on them to make information available to the public. New Mexico’s largest county, Bernalillo, is a leader in providing transparency.
To find the data for your county, just click on the link below:
Colfax County (not available)
De Baca County (not online)
4 Replies to “New Mexico County Payroll Listing 2014”
Thanks, Paul. What does the Longevity AC column mean? Annual pension contributions? Would it be possible to determine pension and retired health benefits. That’s got to be a biggie.
Also, would it be possible to get the retirement benefits paid by the state to those former employees still living in New Mexico? I ask because I’m tired of seeing so many mid-fifties ex-government employees around Silver City, many of whom are stalwart Democrats/progressives.
All this flap about the evil one percent is just smoke to cover the real crime in America, which is the overpaid, under-worked, retired too early and retired too generously public employee class. Otherwise I have no opinion on the topic :~)
That AC column is just an extraneous column generated by the County’s software. We requested the employee pay and that is it. I am not sure what pension information is available. You’d need to request it from PERA or whatever agency manages the retirement funds and I’m not sure how public that information is.
Has anyone analyzed the pervasiveness of government employment in New Mexico (compared with other states) and its impact on the electorate? With no corporate or financial sector to speak of, my impression (as a transplant from Chicago) is that many of the New Mexicans I encounter have a lower level of economic and managerial literacy than I’ve seen elsewhere. So a concept like performance-based pay for teachers is a tough sell because it’s outside the experience of most of our legislators and voters.