Staff Council News - Outstanding Supervisors Announced! You Can Bloom! Staff as Students! And, More!

October 6, 2022


This Year’s Outstanding Supervisors are…

Alicia Solano!!!Sr. Director, VP Office for Institutional Support Services

Donna Sedillo!!! Sr. Program Manager, Clinical & Translational Science Center

Jeanette Acosta-Fresquez!!!Strategic Project Director, Project ECHO

Honorable Mentions:

Ivan Olay! Program Manager, College Assistance Migrant Program, High School Equivalency Program and Rural Student Project @ El Centro de la Raza

Marcos Roybal! Associate Director Finance & Administration @ Purchasing Department & University Services

We had an unprecedented 121 nominations this year with very competitive entries. Everyone nominated has great reason to be proud!

Join us in recognizing our Outstanding Supervisors at a virtual ceremony on October 17, 2022 at 2 p.m. via zoom Meeting ID: 967 2561 0956.

Please help us acknowledge, celebrate, and congratulate these outstanding members of the UNM community!

Mental Health Awareness Day: Bloom into Your Best Self

SHAC, the Dean of Students, Staff Council, and Employee Wellness are co-hosting two motivational speakers on October 10, 2022 from 6pm-8pm in the SUB, focusing on utilizing your confidence and maintaining your resiliency to be successful. Our theme is Blooming into Your Best Self, asking our campus communities what seeds they need to be their best self.  We will have High Desert Therapy dogs, ASUNM, HSC Wellness, CARS, and VMRC, in attendance as well. Oh, and of course free food!

It is our hope that this event will allow our campus the opportunity to seek refuge and heal, even if it is just a little bit. If we can maintain focus on a healthier environment for all, we all can succeed! See attached pdf for more information.

Staff as Students is October 31!

Staff Council is hosting the fall Staff as Students event for Spring registration on Monday, 10/31/22 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in SUB Acoma A (SUB 3rd floor). Priority Registration!! Fees Waived!! 

Staff who are unable to attend the event should use their email account to message DEPT_Update-L@list.unm.edubeginning Oct 24. The email should include the staff member’s name, term for which they wish to register for spring, and their UNM ID. Staff who attend Staff as Students in person will be the first to get their overrides; those who email will receive their overrides after the in-person event.


Proposed Revisions to 2 Administrative Policies Posted for 30-Day All-Campus Review

Substantive revisions to University Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual (UAP) 3500: Wage and Salary Administration, and UAP 7710: Property Management and Control are ready for your review and comment. Both red-line and clean-copy versions are available for your review.  An additional document, Summary of Changes to UAP 3500, has been attached for your assistance in reviewing the suggested revisions to UAP 3500.

In order to comment on this policy, please click on the links below. Comments must be received by end of day October 23rd.


Proposed Revisions to Existing Policies:

UAP 3500 (“Wage and Salary Administration”)

This policy contains significant revisions to allow greater flexibility in the administration of wage and salary for staff. The suggested revisions follow best-practices in higher education, and will assist departments with recruitment and retention efforts, and the ability to pay staff based on relevant education and experience using HR's new SPET tool. The policy revisions also strengthen the commitment to internal equity, recommending that equity be applied at organizational level 3.

UAP 7710 (“Property Management and Control”)

In addition to clean up of policy language and departmental titles, the suggested policy revisions include modifying the definition of “Inventoried Property” to more closely align with NM law that requires items of an acquired cost of over $5,000 be reported as property. This would replace a portion of the current definition specifying that computers are considered inventoried property.  This is a significant change to current policy, and would substantially alleviate the process and procedural workload for individual units and UNM Inventory Control.

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