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

President Stokes Approves Revisions to Three Administrative Policies

June 2, 2022

On June 1, 2022, President Stokes approved revisions to three existing University Administrative Policies. The policy drafts were disseminated to constituent group representatives, posted for a 30-day, all-campus review and comment period from February 4, 2022 through March 6, 2022, and then, as appropriate, revised based on the comments received on the drafts.


Revisions to Existing Policies:  


UAP 3225 (“Separation of Employment”) 

  • This policy was updated to allow for supervisors to provide employees with two weeks' pay in lieu of notice at the employee's straight-time rate of pay, with prior HR approval. Additionally, the revisions clarify Ineligible for Rehire Designation & Appeal Rights, and include resignation prior to completion of a disciplinary process for termination as ineligible for rehire.   


UAP 3415 (“Leave with Pay”)   

  • This policy was updated to add to the sections on the Death in Family and Bereavement and Paid Parental Leave.  The revisions to Death in Family and Bereavement update the definition of family members in accordance with the definition in the policy on Sick Leave, and now include great grandchildren, great grandparents, niece, nephew, aunt, uncle, or is living in the household of an eligible employee.  Paid Parental Leave revisions both clarify language in the policy, and add paid parental leave for the placement of foster child(ren) who will be under the employee's care for a minimum of 6 months.  The leave may be used for up to 12 months from the date of event.


UAP  3435 (“Inclement Weather”)  

  • The revised language updates the policy to include remote work options for employees who are unable to travel to campus during periods of inclement weather, when a delay or closure has not been called, and remove the requirement that employees must request annual leave during such weather conditions. The revisions allow greater flexibility for chancellors and directors of a non-Albuquerque branch campus or entity to determine their respective building or campus closures. Alignment between UNM and APS delays and closures was broadened to indicate that the University will attempt to enact delays and closures of the Albuquerque campus in accordance with inclement weather actions taken by local K-12 schools.  New language has been added regarding campus closures outside of regular business hours, and a clarification that only critical employees required to work during a delay or closure will be paid for hours worked plus compensatory time. Section 3 now clarifies that delays and closures of the University that impact normally scheduled classes and labs apply to all class modalities; online courses are not exempted.