Staff Council News - Volunteer Registration Ends Today! Staff Events Feedback; Financial Wellness Workshops

June 1, 2022

Volunteer Registration Ends Today!

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 of 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, which has assembled a Planning Committee. Contact the ACAC Planning Committee at  For questions about the paid leave policy, contact or your HR consultant.

Staff Council Staff Appreciation Feedback

Thank you to everyone who turned up for our staff appreciation events; we had no idea that we would have such an amazing turn-out! We appreciate all of the hard work that each and every individual staff member does to keep UNM going. And, let’s have a round of applause to those that participated in our Lobo Food Pantry drive while attending Staff Appreciation events! Winners of our raffle will be contacted soon.

While Staff Council strives to improve the enjoyment of the staff working environment by providing events and opportunities such as Staff as Students, and Staff Appreciation Week, Staff Council’s primary concern is to be your voice and advocate in matters of policy and decisions of the University that directly affect the wellbeing of all UNM staff.  


Staff Council works hard on your behalf to make sure your voice is heard, that there is transparency within the University administration, and that your needs as UNM staff are met. We love to offer fun and celebratory opportunities when we can, and for any staff who wish to provide constructive feedback about our events, please fill out this form as we are always striving to do better. Also, don’t forget to take advantage of the many opportunities that working at the University of New Mexico offers, such as tuition remission and Employee Wellness benefits. Let us also remember to celebrate one another’s accomplishments and good work by nominating for the PAWS award!

Foundations of Financial Wellness Workshop


Tuesday, June 14 | 12:05 to 12:55 p.m.

Everyone deserves to reach a state of financial wellness, no matter our age, current level of savings, career stage, or unique goals! Learn how to build, revisit, and refresh your financial plan so you can rest assured you are making progress on this important component of living a healthy life! Learn more…


Financial Wellness: Income Options in Retirement & Social Security Workshops


We all make a lot of sacrifices in order to have enough money to retire. When it’s finally time, will you have enough income to count on? There are many factors to consider in making important decisions as you approach the transition to retirement.


In the Retirement Income Session on June 15th from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm on Zoom, you will:

  • Learn the basic rules that govern the most common retirement accounts
  • Gain perspective on when to tap into different assets
  • Discover some of the flexible income choices TIAA offers

Between your own and UNM’s contributions to the New Mexico ERB pension or the ARP defined contribution plan, you are building a solid foundation of money set aside for your retirement. But do you know when to start your pension or take income from your ARP and other retirement accounts? TIAA will educate you on many of the considerations, rules, and tax implications to help simplify creating a “paycheck” for yourself when you retire.


Do you want or need to know more about how Social Security comes into play for you and your loved ones now or in the future? Social Security: With You Through Life’s Journey Session from 12:15 to 1:00 pm on June 15th directly following the Retirement Income session can help. Presenter Rhonda Romero, New Mexico’s Public Affairs Specialist with Social Security Administration, will help you answer important questions like:

  • When can I file for Social Security benefits?
  • What benefits are available, and can I work while receiving them?
  • What do I need to know about Medicare enrollment?
  • And more! 

For more details and to register, visit Learning Central, course SSC 001

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