8.71 – Unemployment Compensation Benefits

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Scope: NMSU System

Source: ARP Chapter 8 | HR-Benefits

Responsible Executive: Vice President Administration and Finance

Responsible Administrator:

Last Updated: 06/20/2013



Revision History:

2017 Recompilation, formerly Rule 7.40
06/20/2013 Amendment approved by Board of Regents

  1. Unemployment compensation is paid for by the university on a self-insured basis.
  2. Former employees may file for unemployment benefits at a local employment office in any state.
    1. Student employees are not covered under unemployment compensation.
    2. Nine-month employees are not eligible during the off-employment period.
  3. When an employee has filed for benefits, the university is notified. This notification should be sent to the Office of Human Resource Services, but may be sent directly to the department.  In this case, it should be sent immediately to the Office of Human Resource Services as the notification of filing must be answered within 5 days.  The supervisor may be contacted to verify reasons for the employee no longer being employed.
  4. All claims will be reviewed and contested by the university on a selective basis if the stated reason for no longer being employed is other than a layoff or temporary status (discharged through no fault of the employee) and no penalty has been assessed.
  5. Payment of benefits is determined by the Department of Labor.