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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

Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual - Policy 3635: Unemployment Compensation

Date Originally Issued: 06-30-1982
Revised: 07-01-1994

Process Owner: Vice President for Human Resources

1. General

The University extends unemployment coverage to non-student employees in accordance with the New Mexico Unemployment Compensation Act. This coverage is designed to provide benefit payments for a short period to workers who through no fault of their own are unable to obtain gainful employment. The University pays the full cost of the coverage.

2. Eligibility

The New Mexico State Department of Labor determines which individuals are eligible for unemployment compensation insurance benefits based on the circumstances of the separation and the provisions of the Unemployment Compensation Act.

3. Procedure

3.1. Departmental Responsibility

Departments must submit a completed Employee Separation form and other supporting documentation (i.e., letters of resignation, discharge notices, etc.) to the University Division of Human Resources within forty-eight (48) hours of the employee's separation from the University.  Employee Separation forms may be obtained from the Division of Human Resources. If a department receives any documentation from the New Mexico Department of Labor, it should immediately forward the documentation to the Division of Human Resources. The New Mexico Department of Labor allows an employer only five (5) days to respond to an unemployment compensation claim filed by the separated employee.

3.2. Individual's Responsibility

If an individual feels he or she qualifies for benefits, the individual must file a claim with the New Mexico Department of Labor.