The Administration Division reports to the department director and provides for the departments administrative needs, human resources functions, communication, trades inspections, and works to meet the department and university sustainability goals.
The Administrative staff provides professional and reliable administrative support, thereby ensuring that the services provided by Facilities Management continue to successfully meet the needs of the University and the community, while allowing technicians to focus directly on service work. They take care of plant reception, administrative correspondence and filing, internal forms, coordination of department events, and information distribution such as daily mail.
Human Resources staff assists Facilities Management managers with job postings, hiring, and the disciplinary process. They conduct the department's New Employee Orientation as well as assist in the University's orientation. The staff is involved in the development of employee training to ensure that every employee receives training commensurate with job assignments. To ensure that documentation is current and accessible, they maintain databases to track training, licenses, and certifications.
Communications and Public Information staff works to ensure effective internal and external communication to staff, the UNM community, and the general public, including media relations, website maintenance, department newsletter, procedures and guideline manual, and the annual report.
Trades Inspectors focus on the practical safeguarding of persons and property from potential and/or arising hazards and to help ensure construction-related repairs and installations are in compliance with UNM’s policies, procedures, standards and specifications. They also address any issues that may arise regarding permitting requirements, inspection and final inspection processes, plan reviews, and building outages, and serve as the liaison with New Mexico Construction Industries Division.
The Office of Sustainability encourages and facilitates sustainability efforts of students, faculty, and staff to continue the reduction of UNM’s environmental footprint. UNM has defined the areas of sustainability to include energy usage, renewable energy, new building construction and remodel, transportation, recycling, purchasing, water usage, and food. For more information on the Office of Sustainability, visit the website here.