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Current Issue:  June 3, 2002
Volume 37, Number 21

Faculty, staff comment sought on performance review, travel policies

Vice President for Business and Finance Julie Weaks and the UNM Executive Cabinet would like faculty, staff and students to carefully evaluate and comment on proposed changes to Policy 3230 “Performance Review and Recognition” and proposed changes to Policy 4030 “Travel.” Comments should be sent to Weaks’ office or via e-mail to ubppm@unm.edu by June 21 for “Performance Review and Recognition” and June 24 for the “Travel” policy.

The Department of Human Resources conducted a formal assessment this past year of the “Performance Review and Recognition” Policy and form. There has been overwhelming support for simplifying and shortening the form. The proposed changes include reducing the number of sections on the form, adding an additional rating category-outstanding performance, clarifying the employee’s opportunity to comment, and clarifying the link between performance review and career development. In addition the number of categories for the University Values section would be reduced from 16 to 6 and include the new value Access and Student Success.

A comprehensive review was conducted on the “Travel” Policy by a taskforce from main campus and the Health Sciences Center. The proposed changes incorporate recommendations from faculty, staff and students. Unfortunately, changes could not be made to the per diem amounts and mileage reimbursement amounts because they are subject to the constraints of the “New Mexico State Per Diem and Mileage Act.” The proposed drafts are available to UNM faculty, staff, and students accessing the UNM web page through UNM computers. The URL is http://www.unm.edu/~ubppm.