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Mission Statement

"Policy turns a potential crisis into a routine operation." (Association of College and University Policy Administrators)

The UNM Policy Office oversees the development, revision, and issuance of the Regents' policies and the University's administrative policies, while serving as the official repository for historical and current versions of the policies.  Through the policies, the office strives to mitigate risk, enhance efficiency, and promote compliance with laws and regulations.

Other Primary Sources of Policy Statements

For Students: The Pathfinder 
For Faculty: The Faculty Handbook

UNM Policy Office

MSC05 3357
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Scholes Hall
114 A and B

Phone: (505) 277-6531

COUNTDOWN TO A SMOKE- AND TOBACCO-FREE CAMPUS

No SmokingAs part of its transition to a smoke- and tobacco-free campus, on August 21, 2017, UNM will eliminate most of its outdoor designated smoking areas. See UAP 2250 ("Transition to a Smoke- and Tobacco-Free Campus") for more details. Smokers and other tobacco users are encouraged to call 1-800-QUITNOW or go to https://www.quitnow.net for free nicotine replacement therapy and one-on-one phone coaching sessions with trained tobacco counselors.


GOVERNANCE POLICIES


Dane Smith Hall at The University of New Mexico

Board of Regents' Policy Manual

Exercising powers granted under state law, the Board of Regents of the University of New Mexico adopted a body of policies for the governance of the University.  The policies, which are published as the Regents' Policy Manual, provide the framework and authority for the University's administrative policies.

ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES


Scholes HallUniversity Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual

The University Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual policies align operations across the University, define roles and responsibilities, and implement the policies in the Regents' Policy Manual.  The policies include any institutional procedures necessary for a comprehensive understanding of the policies' intent and application.  Before new and amended policies are issued, they must be approved in writing by the University President.


INTRODUCING A NEW NAME: The University Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual

The University Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual is a new, more-fitting name for the policy manual formerly known as the University Business Policies and Procedures Manual.  When the manual was first issued about 20 years ago, its subject matter was limited to business matters.  Over time, the manual's scope expanded beyond that initial focus.  To accurately reflect the manual's present contents, the word "Administrative" has replaced "Business."  In its shortened form, UAPPM instead of UBPPM.  Regardless of the manual's actual name, long-term employees often refer to it as “Big Red,” a reference to the four-inch-wide red binders that once housed the policies.  Today, of course, the official versions of the policies are found on this website.

Recent News

Minor Changes to Five Policies Approved
June 29, 2016
On June 27, 2016, President Frank approved minor changes Read More...

Chrome River Policy Changes Effective October 1, 2016
June 28, 2016
Nine policies were revised to reference UNM's new software for travel reimbursements, Chrome River, and will be issued later with an effective date of October 1, 2016, to coincide with the implementation of that software. Read More...

Policy Changes Expand Eligibility for Benefit Plans
June 14, 2016
On June 13, 2016, President Frank approved revisions to UAP 3600 ("Eligibility for Employee, Retiree, and Dependent Benefit Plans") and UAP 3700 ("Education Benefits") to expand eligibility for certain benefit plans. Read More...

Minor Change to Catastrophic Leave Policy
May 20, 2016
On May 20, 2016, President Frank approved Read More...

President Frank Approved 14 Policies
May 2, 2016
On May 2, 2016, President Frank approved 14 administrative policies Read More...

Policies Posted for 30-Day, All-Campus Review
March 18, 2016
One new policy and proposed revisions to 13 existing policies have been posted for a 30-day, all-campus review and comment period. Read More...

Regents Revised Eight Policies
March 15, 2016
On March 14, 2016, the Board of Regents Read More...

President Frank Approved Five Policies
March 8, 2016
On March 8, 2016, President Frank Read More...

Two Policies Approved by President Frank
January 29, 2016
On January 28, 2016, President Frank approved Read More...