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OMA and IPRA Compliance Guides

Inspection of Public Records Act Compliance Guide 2015

The Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) is intended to provide the public with access to information about governmental affairs. This Compliance Guide has been prepared to inform the public, state and local government agencies, and all other public bodies subject to the IPRA about its requirements and applications.

Open Meetings Act Compliance Guide 2015

The  “Open  Meetings  Act,”  NMSA  1978,  Sections  10-15-1  to  10-15-4,  is  known  as  a  “sunshine  law.” Sunshine  laws  generally  require  that  public  business  be  conducted  in  full  public  view,  that  the  actions  of public bodies be taken openly, and that the deliberations of public bodies be open to the public. 

Governmental Conduct Act Compliance Guide 2015

The New Mexico Governmental Conduct Act (GCA) governs the ethical and legal conduct of public officers and employees at all levels of government. The GCA provides guidance to those trusted to serve the public interest by establishing parameters for ethical and legal conduct. The GCA can also be used by members of the public to evaluate the work of those entrusted with public trust.