New Mexico Register / Volume XVIII, Number 24 / December 31, 2007




The Human Services Department will hold a public hearing to propose an addition to the Cash Assistance Program.  The hearing will be held at 1:00 p.m. on January 31, 2008.   The hearing will be held at the Income Support Division conference room, 2009 S. Pacheco St., Santa Fe, NM.   The conference room is located in Room 120 on the lower level.


The Department proposes adding a new part to Chapter 102 of Title 8 at 8.102.501 NMAC.  The Department proposes taking this action in order to establish an Employment Retention Bonus Program.  The Employment Retention Bonus Program encourages New Mexico Work participants to retain employment while offering cash assistance and supportive services for doing so.  New Mexico work participants can potentially be eligible for a $200.00 monthly cash bonus if they meet and maintain defined criteria.  The Department will also will be removing regulation Subsection C of 8.102.520.12 NMAC now titled, “Excess Hours Work Deduction”, in accordance with House Bill 342 simultaneously with the implementation of the Employment Retention Bonus Program effective July 1st, 2008.


The proposed regulation is available on the Human Services Department website at  Individuals wishing to testify or requesting a copy of the proposed regulation should contact the Income Support Division, P.O. Box 2348, Pollon Plaza, Santa Fe,  NM  87505-2348, or by calling 505-827-7250.


Individuals who do not wish to attend the hearing may submit written or recorded comments.  Written or recorded comments must be received by 5:00 P.M. on the date of the hearing.  Please send comments to:


Pamela S. Hyde, J.D., Secretary

Human Services Department

P.O. Box 2348    Pollon Plaza

Santa Fe, NM   87504-2348


You may send comments electronically to: