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President's Report to the Staff Council

January 19, 2018 - Danelle Callan, Staff Council President

Staff Council Updates

  • UNM Legislative day will be on January 29th in Santa Fe. The legislative session starts January 16th and goes though February 15th for the 30-day session. Please take the opportunity to visit the roundhouse and attend the alumni reception. For more information please visit their website at:
  •  Our new UNM President Stokes will start March 1, 2017.

Budget Leadership Meeting (BLT):

The BLT is currently meeting to look at UNM’s budget for the next fiscal year. The committee is made up of UNM leaders including staff, faculty and student representatives.  As items come up that impact staff I will share them with the staff council and our constituent list serves. The table below offers staff some idea of what the process looks like for our budget proposals and approval.

Week of March 5, 2018-TBD

Budget Overview and Presentation for President Stokes

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

F&F Committee Meeting

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Governor Veto Deadline

Thursday, March 8, 2018

BLT Meeting-Final BLT Recommendation Due/President attend meeting

Monday, March 12, 2018

Board of Regents Meeting

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Board of Regents Meeting (UNM Budget Summit)

Friday, March 23, 2018

Departments-submit their final BAR to Budget Offices

April 2018

Departments-New Year Budget Build in Budget Planner

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Statutory Deadline to HED-FY 18 BAR and FY 19 New Year Budget

Friday, May 11, 2018

Board of Regents Meeting-Approve FY 18 BAR and FY 19 New Year Budget


Meeting with HR:

In meeting with UNM HR Staff Council was presented an information presentation on the estimated Health Insurance Increase for the next fiscal year. Currently HR is anticipating a 2.7% increase on our health insurance costs. This would vary from staff person to staff person based on what health plan they are on, if they are individual or single, and what salary tier they fall under. The increased costs would be a 2.7% increase on what current staff and faculty pay for health insurance not on their overall salary. AON has estimated that this increase would be around $5 to ~$25 per month depending on the items above. They also looked at the option of no increase by changing the deductibles and out of pocket maximums, which are estimated below.

Increase Mitigation

F&F Meeting:

  • UNM Tap Room is still being proposed. They have been working with UNM departments, faculty, students, staff, and the community to create a shared space.
  • The regents postponed any vote at F&F until UNM legal can weigh in and will hopefully have a vote in the February meeting.

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UNM Staff Council
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1 University of New Mexico
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