Whether you are just starting out in the classroom or preparing to retire after a rewarding career, this Member Handbook is designed to provide answers to many of the questions you may have about your retirement benefits. The New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (ERB) is charged with providing secure retirement benefits to active and retired employees of New Mexico public schools, institutions of higher learning and certain employees at state agencies who work in educational programs. Our
professional staff is dedicated to providing you with the information you need to make sound decisions about your retirement during your career, and to assist you with any issues that arise during your retirement. In 1925, the New Mexico Legislature passed a bill that created the state’s first pension plan for public servants. Today’s ERB, a descendant of that landmark legislation, manages a multi-billion dollar portfolio, serving approximately 61,000 active members, 34,000 inactive members and
40,000 retirees. The ERB website at www.nmerb.org provides members with general information about the ERB and online access to their accounts. Information about board meetings, investment performance, new legislation, and retirement seminars are updated frequently. An online calculator helps you estimate retirement benefits. We recommend you visit the site regularly to stay informed about the ERB and your benefits. ERB members are our first priority, and we are committed to providing you with exemplary customer service. If you do not find the answer you are looking for in this handbook or on our website at www.nmerb.org, please contact us:
• Send an email to ERB-memberhelp@state.nm.us,
• Call toll-free 866-691-2345, or
• Visit one of our offices where ERB benefits specialists will assist you.


701 Camino de los Marquez
Post Office Box 26129
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502
Phone: (505) 827-8030
Fax: (505) 827-1855


6201 Uptown Blvd. NE, Suite 204
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: (505) 888-1560
Fax: (505) 830-2976