6.01 – Hiring
The Board of Regents (Board) delegates to the Chancellor or designee the employment of faculty, staff, and other university personnel. With the exception of selection of the chancellor and the director/secretary of the New Mexico Department of Agriculture (See RPM 1.30), the Board is not involved directly in personnel decisions, including hiring. However, the Board may request to review any particular hiring or personnel decision to determine whether the Board’s employment policies are being followed.
PART 1: EXEMPT AND FACULTY HIRING PROCEDURES
The recruitment, selection, and hiring of exempt employees is accomplished by the employing department with approval of the appropriate director, dean/vice president, community college president or provost/senior vice president for academic affairs, and the Office of Human Resource Services. Additional procedures for filling executive and faculty positions are contained in the Search Committee Guidelines, available through Human Resource Services at http://hr.nmsu.edu/searchcommittee/
PART 2: RECRUITMENT
If no underutilization exists in the job grouping, positions may be posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. If underutilization exists, departments are encouraged to post beyond the minimum period to generate an expanded and potentially more diverse applicant pool. Consultation with the Office of Human Resource Services or the Office of Institutional Equity is also encouraged to create a plan to address underutilization, which may include targeted posting to achieve Affirmative Action goals.
PART 3: SEARCH COMMITTEE PROCEDURES
Search Committee Advisory Guidelines are available through Human Resource Services at http://hr.nmsu.edu/searchcommittee/