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

Substantial Revisions to 2 Administrative Policies Posted for 30-Day All-Campus Review

September 21, 2022

Substantive revisions to University Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual (UAP) 3500: Wage and Salary Administration, and UAP 7710: Property Management and Control are ready for your review and comment during a 30-day, all-campus review and comment period. Both red-line and clean-copy versions are available for your review.  An additional document, Summary of Changes to UAP 3500 has been attached for your assistance in reviewing the suggested revisions to UAP 3500. 

In order to comment on this policy, please click on the links below. Comments must be received by end of day October 23rd 


Revisions to Existing Policies:  

UAP 3500 (“Wage and Salary Administration”)  

This policy contains significant revisions to allow greater flexibility in the administration of wage and salary for staff. The suggested revisions follow best-practices in higher education, and will assist departments with recruitment and retention efforts, and the ability to pay staff based on relevant education and experience using HR's new SPET tool. The policy revisions also strengthen the commitment to internal equity, recommending that equity be applied at organizational level 3.  

UAP 7710 (“Property Management and Control”)

In addition to clean up of policy language and departmental titles, the suggested policy revisions include modifying the definition of “Inventoried Property” to more closely align with NM law that requires items of an acquired cost of over $5,000 be reported as property. This would replace a portion of the current definition specifying that computers are considered inventoried property.  This is a significant change to current policy, and would substantially alleviate the process and procedural workload for individual units and UNM Inventory Control.   


We look forward to hearing from you.