Staff Council News - Staff Appreciation! ACAC; LGBTQIA Survey; TechDays; and More

April 28, 2022

Staff Council Staff Appreciation!

The much-anticipated calendar of events for Staff Appreciation is finally here! Check out all the fun stuff we have planned: discounted tickets, movies, music, communal walks, giveaways, Isotopes baseball bucks, food…! Play Bingo for a chance to win amazing prizes from UNM Employee Wellness and, donate to the Lobo Food Pantry at LFP marked events to be entered to win box seat tickets to Isotopes and other great prizes! Check out our website for more details, get your discounted tickets for NM United and Isotopes now, and mark all these events on your calendar.


Volunteers Needed for 2022 ACAC Conference

Sign up to volunteer by submitting your International ACAC Volunteer Interest Form today! Volunteer registration ends June 1.

The University of New Mexico is seeking volunteers for the 2022 International Association for College Admission Counseling Conference, taking place July 12-15. Volunteers are needed to help with the many preparation activities and conference events to ensure an exceptional experience for our visitors.

The 2022 International Association for College Admission Counseling (ACAC) Conference aims to bring professionals together from all over the globe in an effort to support secondary students transitioning into the sphere of higher education.

Paid Leave for UNM Employee Volunteers: Utilizing UAP 3300, 3.2. Community Engagement, UNM is encouraging volunteer participation and has authorized paid leave for community engagement in an amount up to four (4) hours, for eligible regular exempt and nonexempt staff employees, during normal work hours, dependent on business/department needs.

Other Volunteers

Please note that not all volunteers have to be UNM employees. Invite your spouse, friend or child who is over 18 to volunteer. 

Sign up to volunteer by submitting your International ACAC Volunteer Interest Form today! Volunteer registration ends June 1.


The efforts for this important undertaking are a result of the hard work of the Global Education Office, who has assembled a Planning Committee. Contact the ACAC Planning Committee at  For questions about the paid leave policy, contact or your HR consultant.


Needs Assessment Survey for LGBTQIA Staff and Faculty. Pdf flyer attached.


The LGBTQ Resource Center is pleased to announce that we are launching a Needs Assessment Survey for LGBTQIA Staff and Faculty. This survey, launching April 20th, will capture the experiences of LGBTQIA Staff on all UNM campuses. The survey will run for three weeks and can be found at 

With the data from the survey, the LGBTQ Resource Center will be able to create comprehensive programming to best meet the needs of the LGBTQIA staff and faculty on all campuses. 

To ensure participants safety, no identifying information will be collected. We hope you will join us in uplifting the voices of the LGBTQIA community at UNM. 

For any additional information, please feel free to reach out to Frankie Flores at


2023 TechDays Save the Date


The Office of the Chief Information Officer is pleased to announce that we’re getting ready for the next TechDays event.

It will be April 19-20, 2023 so mark your calendars and visit TechDays for information and updates.



Placing Catering Orders with UNM Food for Spring Commencement


Spring Commencement is just around the corner, on May 14, so now’s the time to submit your catering order. UNM Catering proudly offers full service food and beverage to our campus and the community. Whether planning a simple breakfast or an upscale executive reception, you will find all of our most popular menu selections online. As always, our sales and culinary team is happy to customize our selections or create something as unique as your event.


How to place a catering order

  • Submit your order online at Please note that due to the high volume of requests we receive for commencement events, our system may not allow you to schedule your event through our online portal if the date you select is already full. In that event, please call our office at 505-277-2506 and we will do all we can to accommodate your request.
  • Typically, orders must be placed 7 business days before your event, however due to high volume, commencement orders need to be placed 10 days before the event.  
  • Our catering books are filling fast, so please do not wait to book your event with us.

If you would like to discuss details for a future event, please contact us at (505)-277-2506 or

UNM Staff Council
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1 University of New Mexico
AlbuquerqueNM 87131

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Phone: (505) 277-1532
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