Staff FAQs

FAQs regarding COVID-19, as it relates to CNM staff.

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Will I be paid during this time of modified College operations? 

Modified operations has been extended to May 3; it was previously set to last through April 5.

All employees, including those whose job duties cannot be completed from a remote location, will be paid through April 5.

We are reviewing ways to make our leave policies as generous and compassionate as possible during this extended period. An updated leave policy will be announced by April 3.

How should I complete my timesheet during modified operations? What if I'm unable to work?

Through April 5, if you're able to work your schedule, record your time as you normally would. Likewise, record any sick/annual leave/personal hours as your normally would.

If you're unable to work due to impacts from COVID-19, use the LGL leave code. Use of this code applies to both exempt and non-exempt employees. This code will allow you to continue to be paid fully during modified operations (March 16 - April 5). Also, this code may help CNM receive federal, state or other reimbursement for leave related to COVID-19.

All hours worked, whether they include the LGL code or not, should equal your regularly scheduled hours for the pay period. Electronic timesheet submission and approval by employees and supervisors will continue as normal. 

An updated timesheet process, to account for the extension of modified operations, will be announced by April 3.

If I am required to work from home, what resources will CNM provide for me?  

We recommend working with your department supervisor to see what resources are available. Depending on your department and work assignments, your supervisor may be able to provide technology and other resources on a case-by-case basis.

How do I prepare to work from home? What equipment will I need?

You will need access to a computer and the internet, as well as a telephone or cell phone. If you have a CNM-owned laptop or tablet, you are authorized to take it home and use it as your primary work device. If using a personal device at home, your device must meet security guidelines. You should speak with your supervisor about what technology, equipment or other resources you may need.

For each employee who can perform job duties from a remote location, a completed Telework Plan and Agreement Form--that is embedded within the temporary telework policy--will be required. Expect to receive form via email from your supervisor.

If I have to increase my internet speed, will CNM pay for it? Will I be paid for my cell phone usage? 

No, CNM will not pay for increases to personal internet speed. If you believe your home internet connection will not support your normal job functions, talk to your supervisor about alternative work tasks you may be able to complete during a work-from-home period. 

Similarly, CNM will not pay for additional cell phone usage. Contact your supervisor for alternative communication options.

What factors determine the actions that CNM will take?

CNM is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in New Mexico, with the primary goal of ensuring the safety and health of our staff, faculty and students. Any action taken by the College will be based on the health risks presented by COVID-19, and how deeply they impact or could potentially impact the CNM com

What Benefits resources are available to me during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Benefits has created a SharePoint page discussing resources available to staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This includes information about the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), providing staff with access to ComPsych guidance resources.