Section V

Personnel Management


The College staff is unified and directed by a single executive head, the President of the College. Staff organization will be based upon a functional analysis of the services to be rendered by the College. Functions to be fulfilled, departments and personnel needed are determined by the President and are maintained in record format by the administration. 

The Board authorizes the President of the College to hire and direct the work of employees; to promote and assign employees; to evaluate, demote, transfer, suspend, discharge or terminate employees; and to take such actions as may be necessary in times of emergency. 

Committee: Executive

Collective Bargaining

In accordance with the New Mexico Public Employee Bargaining Act, the Governing Board has established a Central New Mexico Community College Labor Relations Board.

Committee: Executive

Dangerous Substances

The Board is committed to maintaining a drug- and alcohol-free campus and to help students and staff solve drug- and alcohol-related problems. The Board supports the laws of the city, state and federal government regarding the use, sale or possession of controlled substances or alcohol. Nothing in this policy should be construed as prohibiting the lawful use of alcoholic beverages for academic purposes in the Culinary Arts and Hospitality and Tourism Programs as long as such use is consistent with standard industry practices.

Revised: 5/12/2015
Committee: Executive

Employee Handbook

The Board approves the Employee Handbook containing all administrative policies and directives affecting employees which cover the College's mission, vision, values and goals, organization, employment policies, code of conduct and workplace behavior, wage and salary policies, benefits, work rules and calendar, leave policies, professional development, substance abuse, discipline and grievance procedures, records, publications and research projects, and use of College property. 

The Board directs the President to seek the advice of employees in formulating recommendations about matters affecting them.

Committee: Executive

Equal Opportunity

The Governing Board endorses a policy that provides equal employment opportunity without regard to age, ancestry, color, mental or physical disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, serious medical condition, sex, sexual orientation, spousal affiliation, veteran status, or any other protected class in any of its policies, practices, or procedures in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, nor will it condone any act of illegal discrimination or harassment on the part of its employees. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment and prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on an employee's protected class. The Board confirms that this provision of the handbook by its reference to applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibits and condemns any retaliation or interference of any kind against any employee engaging in the exercise of free speech or in activities protected by federal, state, or local laws. 

Upon request, the College will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities with regard to conditions of employment as provided by applicable federal, state, and local laws. 

In recognition of the diverse population the College serves, the College has an open student admissions policy which ensures no students are denied higher education because they are a member of a protected class. In further recognition of the diverse population the College serves, the President or designee promotes inclusive recruiting, hiring, and retention practices for applicants and employees.

Adopted: 8/12/2014
Committee: Executive


Family members of the Governing Board shall not be hired as president, internal audit employee or into positions prohibited by state statute. See NMSA 1978, § 10-1-10. Individuals hired before a Governing Board member is elected or appointed are not subject to this policy. 

For the purposes of this policy, family members include parents, children, spouses, domestic partners, grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, half-siblings, great-grandparents, great-grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, mother-in-law, father-in-law, step-parent, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, step-child, step-brother, brother-in-law, step-sister, sister-in-law, adopted children, domestic partner children, and any other person who is a member of the employee’s household.

Adopted: 1/13/2015
Committee: Executive

Professional Development

The Governing Board believes that the successful delivery of the educational services offered by the College depends on the performance of all members of the staff: administrative, instructional, and support. The Board directs the President to provide for continued development of employee competencies through appropriate professional development activities.

Committee: Planning

School Year

An official academic calendar will be adopted annually by the Board.

Committee: Planning