Introduction: Equal Opportunity Statement and Management Rights

Read the CNM Employee Handbook Introduction, Equal Opportunity Statement, and Management Rights information.


Effective Date: 8/12/14

Congratulations and welcome to Central New Mexico Community College (CNM or the College)!  You have joined a talented group of professionals dedicated to living our core values of caring, civility, excellence, hope, integrity and leadership.  This handbook communicates policies that provide guidance for many areas including our culture, practices, benefits, guidelines and commitments.

This handbook is published on the CNM website.  Notifications of revisions are published in CNM News Link.  The revisions are posted on the CNM website. You will be required to sign a document confirming access and responsibility to read and comply with the policies, including any future revisions.

The Board reserves the right to make changes or amendments as necessary or desirable for the effective operation of the College.  Changes and amendments will be effective upon approval by the Governing Board regardless of whether or not individual employees receive actual notice of them.

If any provision in this Employee Handbook is found to be in direct conflict with specific provisions of a valid Collective Bargaining Agreement entered into with Central New Mexico Community College, the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement shall control for those employees covered under that Agreement.

The Source

The Source is a handbook for standard operating procedures, practices, and forms college-wide and is available on the CNM website. The Source is designed for use by all employees at CNM and offers a system that encourages involvement in the identification and development of new or revised procedure through the solicitation of input from key stakeholders.

CNM’s Policies and Procedures Office (PPO) centralizes the identification, design, development, implementation, and revision of our policies, procedures, practices, and forms.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Effective Date: 8/12/14

It is the policy of Central New Mexico Community College (the “College”) to provide 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 College 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.

Management Rights

Central New Mexico Community College shall retain management rights in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws and Governing Board policies including, but not limited to, the right to:

  1. Determine the mission of the College and its divisions and departments;
  2. Set standards;
  3. Exercise control and discretion over the College’s organization and its operations;
  4. Direct employees of the College;
  5. Hire, promote, transfer, assign and retain employees in positions within the College and suspend, demote, discharge, or take disciplinary action against employees of the College;
  6. Maintain the efficiency of the operations entrusted to the administration of the College;
  7. Relieve employees from duties because of lack of work or lack of funding;
  8. Determine the methods, means and personnel by which such College operations are to be conducted; and
  9. Take whatever actions may be necessary to carry out the functions and mission of the College and maintain uninterrupted service to its students, instructors and other employees in situations of emergency should the College determine that uninterrupted services are in the best interest of the College, its students, instructors and staff.