Important Information from HR Regarding Worker's Compensation, Job Postings, Summer Hiring, and Reclassification

March 11, 2020

Workers’ Compensation 

If you're injured on the job it is important you fill out a Notice of Accident (NOA) form so Human Resources can alert our third party (insurance) administrator. Workers' compensation statutes for the state of New Mexico require that an employee who has suffered a work-related injury or illness notify the employer within 15 calendar days. Notification is necessary to ensure proper medical attention and accurate processing of compensation claims. The NOA form (in English and Spanish) is located at the bottom of this page. The form should be turned into your supervisor to review and sign. Your supervisor will submit it to Human Resources. CNM prefers you go to a Concentra location to be seen for your injuries when possible.  

Helpful Tips When You Need to Post a Job

—Use the Best Consideration Date in your job postings. The Best Consideration Date allows the department to use this date as a cutoff date to help narrow down the applicant pool. If the department does not have a good applicant pool to choose from after screening applicants up to the Best Consideration Date, the department can begin reviewing applicants who applied after the best consideration date to increase their pool.
If it is past the best consideration date:
—You are not required to screen any applicants who have applied past the best consideration date
—You are not required to list the applicants on the screening matrix
—If you list the applicants on the screening matrix add a note/comment, applied past best consideration date
—DO NOT screen the applicant for minimum qualifications
—DO NOT screen the applicant for preferences
—If you are interested in considering even one applicant who applied after the best consideration date you must
—Screen all applicants for minimum qualifications and preferences who have applied past the best consideration date

Summer 2020 Deadlines for Postings and Hires

Human Resources (HR), Budget, and Payroll collaborate to arrange a well-organized process for hires and postings prior to the summer semester. In order to ensure that postings and hires are processed in a timely and accurate manner, the following deadlines are in place for CNM. 

Faculty Requisition Requests & Hiring

All new posting requests for summer faculty hires must be requested via Cornerstone no later than Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Postings received by this date will be posted for a maximum of 30 days. Please take this into consideration when selecting the best consideration date and closing date for a posting.

Hiring Proposals for Faculty

Hires are due to HR no later than Thursday, April 30, 2020. Hires received by April 30 will be scheduled for New Employee Orientation (NEO) on either May 4 or May 18. Hiring packets must be correct and complete for timely processing.

Staff Requisition Requests & Hiring

Requisition requests are to be submitted in Cornerstone to HR, accurate and complete. If the submitted request is not accurate and complete it will be declined. Hires that are processed will be scheduled for Bi-Weekly NEO in coordination with the department.

Reclassification Season Reminder

Last year, Human Resources shifted from performing reclassifications throughout the year to a model of performing reclassifications during “reclassification season” to align with Budget Fest.  Reclassification Season will take place annually June through September. 

What is a reclassification?

A reclassification is needed when an employee’s work and core duties have substantially changed and their job description is no longer representative of the work the employee has been performing. 

 What does a reclassification not address?

A reclassification is not appropriate for the following issues; longevity, volume of workload, performance or to give an employee a salary increase. Reclassifications do not address a future state of work.

Potential outcomes

The reclassification may identify the employee’s core duties and responsibilities;

  • Are lower than their current Job Description and results in a lower grade and possible decrease in pay.
  • Have not changed and the Job Description needs to be updated, no change in grade or pay.
  • Are a higher level of responsibility than their current Job Description and results in a higher grade and possible increase in pay.

Requests for reclassifications may be submitted to Matthew Wright at by the Department Director.