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Governing Documents

Staff Council Constitution 

In 2017 Staff Council voted to amend the Constitution in the November business meeting and ratified by the Board of Regents on August 2, 2018. 

The Staff Council Constitution describes the purpose of the Council and specifies the makeup of its general membership. The Constitution outlines the Council's election process, the duties of the officers and the role of the Executive Committee. The Staff Council Constitution was originally approved and ratified by the UNM Board of Regents in 1992.


The Staff Council Bylaws are the standing rules that describe how the organization functions. The Bylaws set forth rules that determine the function of the officers, administrative officer, committees, business meetings, rules of order and ethics. The Bylaws were originally approved by the Staff Council in 1991.

Election Code
The Staff Council Election Code establishes the procedures for conducting annual Council membership elections and the election of the Staff Council officers who serve on the Executive Committee. The Election Code specifies that the Rules & Election Committee, as established by the Staff Council, is charged with conducting annual elections and carrying out and enforcing the Code in a fair and consistent manner. The Election Code was originally adopted by the Staff Council in 2007.

mou image Memorandum of Understanding 

The Memorandum of Understanding between the University of New Mexico and the UNM Staff Council was first signed in 2006, and updated in 2018. 

Regents' Policy Section 6.12: University of New Mexico Staff Council 
Adopted September 12, 1996, the Board of Regents approved the creation of the University of New Mexico Staff Council.

University Administrative Policy 1150: Staff Council 
The University's official policy concerning Staff Council was first issued on October 15, 1995.

Strategic Plan 
The 2015 Staff Council Strategic Plan is the first Staff Council strategic plan and was adopted by in 2015.

pic  Staff Council Submission for HLC Accreditation 2018-2019
The University of New Mexico has been continuously accredited through the Higher Learning Commission of (HLC) since 1922.  The HLC accreditation covers all of UNM’s campuses and programs. Staff Council believes it is important that our participation in the self-study to be included in this year’s Accreditation Report to the Higher Learning Commission. See the Council's full report at the link above.
The institution’s last comprehensive accreditation review occurred in April 2009, resulting in a full 10-year reaffirmation of accreditation. The link to the UNM 2009 Self Study Report, as well as other information regarding accreditation can be found here:

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UNM Staff Council
MSC02 1560
1 University of New Mexico
AlbuquerqueNM 87131

Physical Location:
Hokona Hall-Zuni
Room 302

Phone: (505) 277-1532
Fax: (505) 277-1313