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Current Issue: June 2, 2003
Volume 38, Number 21

Hiring policy changes approved
Positive impact foreseen for summer programs

UNM President F. Chris Garcia recently approved revisions to Policy 3210, “Hiring and Recruitment,”  and the revised policy was issued May 15.

Proposed changes to the policy were sent to the campus for a 30 day review period and were endorsed by the campus.

The revised policy includes many changes and should be reviewed carefully.

One change will positively impact the upcoming summer period. The short duration alternative appointment category has been changed from three days to three months to allow departments to expedite summer hires. This is especially helpful to some summer contract and grant programs, such as College of Education programs that hire APS teachers for summer projects.

In addition, the policy has been streamlined by combining Tier I and Tier II procedures, wherever possible, and removing procedures for continuous recruitment, which are no longer needed due to the recently implemented electronic recruitment process. 

In addition, the changes clarify the Time Off for Interviews, Probation, Trial Period, and the New Employee Orientation sections.  The revised policy includes an explanation of faculty and/or staff appointments using alternative appointment procedures.