Rule Administrator: AVP Human Resource Services

6.17 – Avoidance of Nepotism and Personal Conflicts

PART 1:  PURPOSE NMSU’s objective is to eliminate the use of non-merit based factors, to include familial, personal or business relationships, in making hiring/personnel decisions.  This rule is guided in part by the state’s personnel administration, which prohibits state agency employees from hiring, promotion, or direct supervision of a person related (by blood or marriage)…
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6.20 – Employment Background Reviews

In order to create a safe and secure workplace and to ensure that New Mexico State University employees are qualified to perform the duties and responsibilities of the positions they hold, the university has adopted a background review Rule. The Rule and procedures are set forth below:   PART 1: BACKGROUND REVIEWS Background reviews, depending…
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6.81 – New Employee Orientation

All benefit eligible employees are encouraged to either attend a New Employee Orientation group session or review the orientation information and handouts on the NMSU benefits web site within 31 days of employment. It is the employing department’s responsibility to provide employees with benefits enrollment information within their first 31 days of eligible employment, and…
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6.82 – NMSU ID Card Issuance Procedures

PART 1: PERMANENT ID CARDS Regular and term employees are issued a permanent identification card.   PART 2: TEMPORARY ID CARDS Non-regular temporary employees will be issued temporary identification cards. Other persons eligible for identification cards include campus ministers (and associated persons) and affiliated faculty/staff.   PART 3: ISSUANCE PROCEDURES Employees may have their pictures…
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6.85 – Staff Work Schedules

PART ONE:  EXEMPT EMPLOYEES All exempt (salaried) staff employed at a 1.0 FTE (full time equivalent) will maintain a standard work schedule, as approved by the supervisor, with a minimum of 40 scheduled work hours per week. The standard work schedule will typically align with the Standard Business Hour Schedule as provided in ARP 14.05,…
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6.89 – Mandatory Employee Training; Opportunities for Professional Development

PART 1: PURPOSE This rule is established to enhance the university’s compliance efforts with regard to the various federal, state, or other laws, regulations and standard grant/contract provisions applicable to university operations.   PART 2: TRAINING REQUIREMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES Definition of Compliance Training: Compliance training refers to training made available by the university concerning state…
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6.90 – Outside Employment or Activities

Employees may not engage in outside business activities while on duty.  Violation of this provision may be grounds for involuntary termination.  Employees holding a part or full-time second job should not allow such employment to interfere with their performance or attendance.  If the supervisor can reasonably demonstrate that performance or attendance problems are resulting from…
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6.91 – Staff Consulting

Exempt employees whose full-time duties and responsibilities are similar to those of faculty may be granted consulting privileges subject to prior approval of the appropriate supervisors through the executive vice president and provost. The terms and conditions of these privileges are contained in ARP 6.92 Faculty Consulting. Other exempt employees who engage in any form…
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6.93 – Public Affairs Participation

The policy of the Board of Regents is that faculty and staff have the same citizens’ rights as other people.  However, employees seeking elective office or serving in an elective office must not allow campaign and service activities to interfere with university responsibilities.  Employees elected to the state legislature will be placed on leave without…
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7.01 – Staff Compensation

PART 1: SALARY SCHEDULE Exempt Employees: Entry salary for exempt employees is determined in accordance with the exempt salary schedule by direct negotiation between the employee and the supervisor with prior approval of the appropriate dean, director, vice president, or executive vice president and provost and the Office of Human Resource Services. Nonexempt Employees: New…
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