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News Link - June 21, 2012


CNM Conference on Teaching and Learning Set for Oct. 19

The CNM Cooperative for Teaching and Learning (CTL) will host the first annual CNM Conference on Teaching and Learning on Friday, Oct. 19. The location will be determined later this summer. The conference, which will be for CNM faculty and led by CNM faculty, will feature a wide variety of speakers on a range of topics relevant to all CNM faculty members. Are you a faculty member interested in presenting at the conference? Click here to submit a conference proposal – deadline for submissions is July 27. To help make this conference the best that it can be, if you’re a faculty member please click here to complete a short survey about your interest. By completing this survey and providing your email address, you’ll also be entered into a drawing for dinner for two at a local restaurant.

Payroll Deduction Changes Effective July 1

Effective July 1, the temporary 1.75 percent contribution that CNM employees have been making to the New Mexico Educational Retirement Board retirement fund for the past year will be shifting from the employee to the employer (CNM), resulting in an increase in employee’s net take-home pay. Also effective July 1, the New Mexico Retiree Health Care Authority (NMRHCA) contributions will increase by 0.083 percent. The employee deduction is increasing from .917 percent to 1 percent.  Additionally, CNM’s portion of the contribution is increasing from 1.834 percent to 2 percent.

Electronic Timesheets Due Early Because of Independence Day Holiday

Because of the Independence Day holiday on July 4, payroll must be processed early in order to meet the July 6 payday. All electronic timesheets must be approved and submitted by the supervisor/approver by Friday, June 29 at 1 p.m., in order for employees to be paid on July 6. Please call 224-4444 if you have questions or concerns.

For Your Information

New Indirect Cost Rate for Grants and Contracts Effective July 1
The CNM Indirect Cost rate has been revised and is effective July 1 through June 30, 2016. The new approved rate of 35 percent should be used on grant requests and contracts. A copy of the new approved rate can be found on the Business Office Contracts & Grants page . Grant requests that do not allow for indirect costs or limit the amount that can be requested to less than the approved rate need to have the President’s approval on the Grant Impact and Approval Form.  The Grant Impact and Approval Form can be found on the Foundation’s website. For more info, call Brenda Martinez in the Foundation office at 224-4688.

Access to Some Online Resources Unavailable on June 30
Due to system maintenance, the following services will not be available on Saturday, June 30, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.:

  • Banner
  • – CNM’s home page
  • Student and employee e-mail
  • my CNM , and all functions associated with the my CNM portal
  • Sharepoint
  • Wireless network access on all campuses
  • Network printing on all campuses
  • Voicemail messaging
  • Any applications using Microsoft SQL Server
  • Power Clock

If you have any questions or concerns prior to this outage, please email the ITS Service Desk at , or call us at 224-HELP (x-44357).

Your Input Wanted for CNM-UNM-Sunport Transportation Study
CNM employees, students and the public at large are invited to attend a public forum to gather input related to travel issues in the area of CNM, UNM and the Sunport. At the meeting, an overview of a study conducted on travel issues and transportation needs in the area will be presented for feedback. The public meeting will take place on June 25 from 6-8 p.m. at the Heights Community Center Dance Hall at 823 Buena Vista Dr. SE. The meeting is being hosted by the Mid-Region Council of Governments . For more information, call 247-1750.

Reply to Faculty Letters of Appointment by Friday, June 22
Letters of Appointment for faculty members should have been received during the week of June 4-8.  They were distributed to CNM instructors’ email addresses from the Faculty Contracts Administrator ( ). The subject line reads “Summer 2012 Contracts.” To avoid any interruptions in receiving pay, instructors should expedite review and acceptance of the Letters of Appointment and respond to the email with an “I accept” reply no later than 5 p.m. on June 22 .  Faculty members who teach for more than one school will receive separate LOAs for each respective school. 
Part-time faculty members’ first paycheck for full-term courses is scheduled for Friday, June 22. Pay for short-term courses is scheduled to begin on June 22 or later depending on the start date of the class. Pay for late-start classes will begin the pay period of when courses are taught. There are seven pay periods in the summer term. If you have questions, please contact Human Resources at 224-4600.

Be Prepared for Year-End Purchases
With the current fiscal year ending June 30, be sure to prepare for end-of-year purchases. The Business Office has released its 2012 Year-End Memo, outlining all due dates and requirements for year-end purchases. Please review the memo to ensure that your purchases are paid out of the current fiscal year. Control Agents should have already received a hard copy along with a list of open purchase orders. You can also access the memo at the Business Office website . If you have questions, please contact the Business Office at 224-4457.

Lactation Stations Provided for Employees and Students
Several private locations have been designated as “Lactation Stations” for employees or students to pump breast milk. The locations are: Main Campus, Student Services Center Room 206 (Student Health Center); Montoya Campus, I Building Room 211 and G Building Room 201 (ask staff at front desks for access); South Valley Campus, SV-32 (ask staff in SV-40 for access); and Westside Campus, MJG Building Room 201-C (ask staff at front desk for access).

CNMOnline Competes in Social Media Madness — If You Like CNMOnline, Vote!
CNM’s social media efforts are going head-to-head in a contest hosted by the New Mexico Business Weekly in the “Large Companies” category against competitors such as New Mexico State University and PNM. If you like CNM’s social media presence, you can vote for CNM here. Remember to check in with CNM online on Facebook , Twitter , and LinkedIn .

Make a Nomination for Distinguished Alumni Awards
Applications are now being accepted for the CNM Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award. This prestigious award serves to recognize CNM alumni who have attained distinction in his or her professional field or life which reflects the mission and values of CNM. If you know an outstanding alumnus, visit this page , fill out the form and return it either by email, campus mail, or in person to the CNM Foundation, on Main Campus, A Building, Room 130.

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News Link is a weekly e-newsletter provided by the Marketing and Communications Office for CNM faculty and staff. To submit an item for inclusion, please e-mail the Marketing and Communications Office . Please include “News Link” in the subject line of the e-mail. The deadline for News Link is 3 p.m. Wednesdays.