UNM Policy Office

MSC05 3357
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Scholes Hall
114 A and B

Phone: (505) 277-2069

UNM Board of Regents Approves Policy Revisions

June 17, 2019

On June 17, 2019, the University of New Mexico Board of Regents approved revisions to two existing policies, one new policy, and rescission of two policies in the Regents' Policy Manual (RPM). Descriptions of the policy changes are provided below and were included in the meeting agenda and e-book for the June 17 Special Meeting.

The policies were part of a comprehensive review of the Regents' Policy Manual from 2016-2018, and had more timely approval requirements for accreditation and compliance reasons. The full set of draft changes were presented to the Board of Regents in October 2017 and January 2018, pending review and approval.

RPM 2.3 ("Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Anti-Harassment, and Anti-Retaliation") - revised title

  • These policy revisions serve to consolidate Regents’ policies on equal opportunity, affirmative action, sexual harassment and misconduct, and campus climate. The changes in this policy also fulfill a recent finding of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accreditation report to include gender identity in the Regents’ policy on equal opportunity. Since the policy changes relate to sexual harassment and as part of our agreement, the draft revisions were also reviewed by the Department of Justice. These policy revisions also serve to rescind RPM 2.4 ("Diversity and Campus Climate") and RPM 2.5 ("Sexual Harassment").

RPM 3.7 ("Health Sciences Center Institutional Compliance Program") and NEW RPM 3.8 ("Institutional HIPAA Compliance Program")

  • These policy revisions serve to separate Regents’ policies on the Health Sciences Center Institutional Compliance Program and the Institutional HIPAA Compliance Program. The HIPAA Compliance Program spans across campuses, and revisions include a more accurate listing of the health care components of the University’s “hybrid covered entity” in Exhibit A.