Staff Council News - Outstanding Supervisor Nominations Open; Performance Policy Open for Review; and More!

August 23, 2022

Nominations for the Outstanding Supervisor Award Now Being Accepted! 

Do you have a great supervisor? We want to recognize them! Outstanding supervisors can create a profound effect in their organizations. 

The Staff Council is now accepting nominations for the Outstanding Supervisor Award. This award will recognize supervisors who create work environments that facilitate work-life balance, professional development, and effective leadership in support of the values and mission of the University. This year, recipients will be honored with a plaque and a $1000 cash award! Read more about the award on our website, and NOMINATE now! Nominations will close at 5 p.m. on September 19.


Performance Improvement Policy Open for all-campus, 30-day Review

Substantive revisions to University Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual (UAP) 3215: Performance Improvement are available for an all-campus, 30-day review and comment period from August 18 through September 18, 2022.

Because the revisions are so significant, a clean-copy version of the policy is available for review, however a redline version of the policy draft was not possible. 

In order to assist in your review, a “preamble” outlining the major revisions to the policy, and three draft process documents (referenced in the revised policy) have also been provided. The Division of Human Resources has advised that the draft process documents are based on the proposed policy revisions, and will remain as drafts until revisions to UAP 3215 have been approved and published. Only the proposed policy revisions are available for comment via this process.

Please click on the draft policy title below to review and comment on the policy revisions by end of day September 18, 2022 We look forward to hearing from you!​

Revisions to Existing Policy

UAP 3215 (“Performance Improvement”)

This policy contains significant revisions to allow for compliance with Title IX regulations that were effective August 2020, and revisions that are based ​on best practice. A very brief summary of the revisions is listed below, but for a complete explanation please see the Preamble to Revisions to UAP 3215: Performance Improvement.

  • Separation of Civil Rights violations from Non-Civil Rights violations. 
  • For Civil Rights claims, a new investigation model where one unit (CEEO) conducts investigations and another unit (Hearing Office) conducts a live hearing to determine findings.
  • In Title IX matters, UNM to provide advisors to both complainants and respondents. 
  • Peer hearings to be replaced with a live hearing before a Hearing Officer.

Preamble and Referenced Process Documents:


The Provost Committee for Staff (PCS) is accepting applications for the Fall 2022 Academic Support Scholarship

The Provost Committee for Staff (PCS) in partnership with the Human Resources department has created a scholarship designed to help support staff that utilize their tuition remission benefit. UNM employees now have an opportunity to apply for a financial support scholarship to help cover the costs of academic books, course fee(s) and other related course supplies.

The scholarships are for UNM Employees who are using their Tuition Remission benefit to obtain a degree or professional certificate as well as professional development classes. The application deadline is Friday, September 2, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Please find applicant criteria and application information at


Anderson School of Management is now offering Executive and Professional Education Courses 

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