News Link December 17, 2013


CNM to Close for Winter Break Dec. 19 Through Jan. 1

During CNM’s Holiday Break from Dec. 19 through Jan. 1, all CNM campuses and buildings will be closed. Please be sure to contribute to the college’s energy-saving efforts by shutting down all computers, monitors, printers and speakers before leaving for the Winter Break. Any appliances in your office area, such as coffee makers, should be unplugged before you leave for the break. Also, heating in buildings will be turned down substantially during the break to save energy, so be sure to take home any plants you may have in your office. Please remember to remove perishable foods from refrigerators and your work space.

CNM wishes you and yours a very happy and safe holiday season!

CNM Offers Extended Hours When It Reopens on Jan. 2

When CNM reopens after the Winter Break, the Main, Montoya, Rio Rancho, South Valley and Westside campuses will provide extended hours for Student Services and CNM Connect offices. Student Services and CNM Connect offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, and Friday, Jan. 3, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4. The six schools will also have extended hours Jan 2-4 as follows:
School of Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences
Jan. 2 – 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jan. 3 – 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jan. 4 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
School of Business & Information Technology
Jan. 2 – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jan. 3 – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jan. 4 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

School of Applied Technologies
Jan. 2 – 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jan. 3 – 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jan. 4 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
School of Math, Science & Engineering
Jan. 2 – 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jan. 3 – 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jan. 4 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
School of Adult & General Education
Jan. 2 – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Jan. 3 – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety
Jan. 2 – 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jan. 3 – 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jan. 4 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

CNM Students Benefit From Clothing Exchange

About 145 CNM students and other community members stopped by the clothing exchange on Friday, “shopping” for business attire. The clothes, which were donated by faculty and staff members, were free to students. Click here to read more.

Get Your W-2 Early Through myCNM

CNM is offering employees the option to receive W-2 forms electronically rather than through the mail. The W-2 statements will be mailed to employees’ homes before Jan. 31, unless they consent to electronic delivery. Employees who elect to receive their W-2 form electronically will access them sooner than those employees who do not select this option. Don’t waste time at the mailbox waiting for your W-2 to be delivered. Get your W-2 faster by electing electronic delivery through myCNM. To elect electronic delivery of your W-2 go to myCNM – under the Employee tab select “Tax Forms,” then select “Electronic W-2 Consent.” Then you will have the option to check the consent box and press the submit button. Employees may revoke the election at any time and will always receive a paper form if they separate from CNM’s employment. For more information, contact the Payroll department at 224-4444.

Employees Can Change Federal Tax Withholding in myCNM

Employees now have the ability to change your federal tax withholding through myCNM. Paper forms no longer need to be submitted to the Payroll Office. Simply log on to myCNM, select “Tax Forms,” then select “W-4 Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate.” Then scroll to the bottom of the page and select update. Upon completion of the changes, be sure to select certify changes. You will then be asked to enter your password. Finally, click on the submit button and the new information will be updated for the next payroll cycle. For more information, contact Payroll at 224-4444.

Employees in Max Salazar Hall and I Building at Montoya Need to Prepare Work Areas – Interior of Buildings to be Painted During Break

Faculty and staff located in Max Salazar Hall on Main Campus and I Building on Montoya Campus should remove all personal decorations from walls and store desk items in drawers or other storage areas before leaving for the Winter Break. All offices, hallways, classrooms and restrooms will receive new coats of paint during the break.

Please Remind Students: Changes in Registration Deadlines for Spring

Beginning with the 2014 Spring Term, a change in policy will require all students to be registered in classes prior to the start of the part of term in which the classes are scheduled. The Spring Term begins Jan. 6. For full-term courses that begin the week of Jan. 6, students will have to be registered in those classes by Jan. 5. For students who plan to take late-start classes that begin after the first week of the Spring Term, students should check the Spring 2014 Course Dates and Deadlines link. The page includes a “Last Day to Register” chart for all late-start classes.

Westside Campus Offers Disability Resource Counselor

The Westside Campus now has a full-time Disability Resource Center counselor available for students who need assistance or guidance in accessing services. The counselor is also available to serve students at the Rio Rancho Campus. The new counselor is located in the CNM Connect office in the Michael J. Glennon Building (Room 101). Click here for more information about the Disability Resource Center.

Some Changes on the Way for Spring Term

There are a number of changes on the way for the 2014 Spring Term, including a new requirement for payments made during the Winter Break and a new requirement for students who might need to take a class for a third time. For more information on these items and other important news for the Spring Term, go to

Holiday Hours Listed on Web Page

Click here to find a list of adjusted holiday hours – look for the “Holiday Hours & Closings” link at the right of the page.


For Your Information

Holiday Hours for CNM Bookstore
While CNM is closed during the Winter Break, the CNM Bookstore will be open to the public Dec. 16-20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Dec. 30-31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For Bookstore contact information, click here.

Mandatory Training Upcoming for All Timesheet Approvers
The Payroll Department is implementing Mandatory Timesheet Approver Training to educate approvers on timesheet procedures. All timesheet approvers will be required to complete the training by April 30. If you are an approver of timesheets, you will receive an e-mail with instructions and a link to the training. For more information, email

Tom Quirk Automotive is offering a discount to all CNM employees – the same discount that the business offers to police and fire fighters. Their normal labor rate is $92.50 per hour – the discounted rate is $80 per hour. All work is guaranteed for 12 months or 12,000 miles. For more information on this discount and other discounts available to CNM employees, visit

Supervisor Academy at WTC Starts Jan. 24
The Workforce Training Center will offer a 12-module skill series for CNM managers and supervisors, called the Supervisor Academy, that will be held every Friday between Jan. 24 and April 11 from 9 a.m.-4 pm. Modules will include: Introduction to Supervision; Effective Communication; Change Management; Conflict Management; Team Building; Coaching, Feedback and Delegation; Delivering Powerful Performance Appraisals; Employment Law and Human Resources; Hiring Right; Problem Solving and Decision Making; Time and Stress Management; Empowerment. Cost of the class series is $415 with a CNM Employee Training Approval Form. For more information, contact Shanna Logan at 224-5206 or, or go to the WTC website.

Spring Parking Permits on Sale
Employees and students can now purchase spring term parking permits. For more information on how to obtain paid parking permits or a free general parking permit, click here.

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