New Mexico Administrative Code
Title 10 - PUBLIC SAFETY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
Chapter 12 - PUBLIC DEFENDER DEPARTMENT
Part 11 - DISCIPLINE
Section 10.12.11.10 - JUST CAUSE

Universal Citation: 10 NM Admin Code 10.12.11.10

Current through Register Vol. 35, No. 6, March 26, 2024

A. An employee who has completed the probationary period required by Subsection A of 10.12.2.8 NMAC may be suspended, demoted, or dismissed only for just cause which is any behavior relating to the employee's work that is inconsistent with the employee's obligation to the department.

B.Just cause includes, but is not limited to: inefficiency; incompetency; misconduct; negligence; insubordination; performance which continues to be unsatisfactory after the employee has been given a reasonable opportunity to correct it; absence without leave; any reasons prescribed in 10.12.8 NMAC; failure to comply with any provision of office policies and procedures after the employee has been given an opportunity to correct the conduct; failure to comply with any provisions of these Rules; falsifying official records and/or documents such as employment applications, or conviction of a felony or misdemeanor when the provisions of the Criminal Offender Employment Act, Sections 28-2-1 to 28-2-6 NMSA 1978, apply.

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