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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

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

Board of Regents Approves Changes to Regents' Policies
April 16, 2014
On April 8, the Board of Regents approved changes to six Regents' policies, primarily to reflect a new monetary threshold of $1,000,000 or more for when items should come before the Regents for approval. Read More...

30-Day Campus Review and Comment Period
April 1, 2014
Proposed revisions to two existing policies are available for review and comment by the campus community for a 30-day period (April 1st - May 1st). Read More...

Minor Policy Revisions Approved by President Frank
March 13, 2014
On March 11, 2014, President Frank approved minor revisions requested by Human Resources to UAP 3210 ("Recruitment and Hiring") and UAP 3790 ("Domestic Partners"). Read More...

Revisions to UAP 4030 ("Travel") Approved by President Frank
February 13, 2014
President Frank approved revisions to UAP 4030 ("Travel") on February 10, 2014. Read More...

Policy Revisions Approved by President Frank
January 23, 2014
On January 10, 2014, President Frank approved revisions to UAP 1030 ("Gifts to the University") after conclusion of a 30-day public comment period. Read More...

Extended Deadline for Comments on Education Abroad Health and Safety Policy
November 27, 2013
January 15, 2014 is the new deadline for commenting on the proposed changes to UAP 2710 ("Education Abroad Health and Safety Policy"). Read More...

30-Day Campus Review and Comment Period
November 13, 2013
Proposed revisions to six existing policies and one proposed new policy are available for review and comment Read More...

Revisions to UAP 4000 ("Allowable and Unallowable Expenditures")
October 22, 2013
On October 18, 2013, President Frank approved revisions to University Administrative Policy 4000 ("Allowable and Unallowable Expenditures"). Read More...

Minor revisions to UAP 3500 ("Wage and Salary") and UAP 3430 ("Catastrophic Leave Program")
October 8, 2013
On October 2, 2013, President Frank approved minor revisions to UAP 3500 ("Wage and Salary Administration") and UAP 3430 ("Catastrophic Leave Program"). Read More...