Active Members

The New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) manages the defined benefit retirement plan for all public New Mexico educational employees. You are an active NMERB member when you work more than 25 percent of a Full Time Equivalent (.25 FTE) for any New Mexico public school (including charters), universities, junior, colleges, technical vocational schools, and some State Agencies that provide an educational program.

Membership with NMERB is a condition of employment in New Mexico.


Looking for a NMERB school?

For the detailed FY 2018 list of NMERBs 216 employers/Local Administrative Units (LAUs), click here.


Considering retirement?

Retirement eligibility

See retirement eligibility requirements listed in the NMERB Member Handbook or register for your online Member Self-Service membership: click myNMERB Account.

Log into your myNMERB Account
View your NMERB statement of account information such as contribution balance, estimated Final Average Salary (FAS), print a retirement estimate with Benefit Options A, B and C amounts.

Contribution Rate Schedule click here
Contribution rates for members and employers have remained steady since 2015. Members who earn less than $20,000 per year pay 7.9 percent. Members who earn more than $20,000 per year pay 10.7 percent. Employers pay 13.9 percent per year for every employee.

Disability Retirement and Benefits

Contact NMERB for more information.

Simple Steps to NMERB Retirement
See a general guide to getting your retirement process started and what to expect after your retirement application has been received by NMERB. Click here for the five simple steps to retirement.

Personal Planning
See our useful links page.

Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP)
Information about the ARP (defined contribution plan) offered to certain college and university positions. View the ARP NMERB Manual.