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Policies & Procedures Manual

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This policy outlines the responsibilities and procedures for access and security of University facilities.


Normally, Campus Security is responsible for locking and unlocking campus buildings. Occasionally, staff may need to unlock an area to do required work. If so, it is the employee’s responsibility to re-secure the area upon leaving. They are not to provide access to any unauthorized personnel. Any unauthorized access or suspicious activity should be reported to the UNM Police Department immediately.

   Facilities Management (FM) Service Building Security:

Security fencing and gates have been installed on the perimeter of FM’s operating area in order to protect stored vehicles, equipment, and bulk materials from vandalism and theft. The fencing and gates reinforce the notion that the Service Building and surrounding facilities are not open to the public. Access is limited to official University vehicles, vendor delivery vehicles, and vehicles operated by representatives of firms that conduct business with FM. The gates will remain closed and locked except during normal operating hours.  


1.     Supervisor responsibilities

Managers and supervisors will determine what keys are issued to staff. Keys will be issued by the lock shop based on UNM policy #5010

Permanent keys are issued on a take home basis to specific employees based on access requirements. Electronic access cards will be issued by the Lobocard office and authorization will be granted for specific areas through supervisor approval.

Temporary keys are issued for a specific period of time only and returned on completion of job. Exterior door keys are issued as temporary keys. In some areas on campus, employees are required to sign in and out with building staff. Supervisors will inform you where this is required.

 2.    Employee responsibilities

Employees who are assigned permanent keys must ensure that they are not lost or stolen. Loss or theft must be reported immediately to the supervisor, who will determine if re-keying locks will be necessary. Generally, keys are not issued to temporary employees. Cost for lost keys and possible re-keying of locks will be the employee’s responsibility.


UAP 5010 Key Authorization




Author: Billy F. Hromas                                           Approved by: J.A. Zumwalt

I.           PURPOSE

This policy outlines the responsibilities and uses of University-provided voice and text communications devices.

 II.         GENERAL

Facilities Management (FM) employees may be issued various communications devices, such as landline telephones, cellular phones, tablets, and pagers, as determined by management.  All such devices are to be used for valid FM business uses only.   Any other use will be considered misuse and may result in disciplinary action.


1.0       Long Distance Calls

1.1       Refer to University Administrative Policy (UAP) 2110 for requirements.

2.0       UNM-owned Devices

2.1       UNM contracts for a fixed amount of wireless call minutes and text quantities, dependent on the plan provided with each device. 

2.1.1       Management will review monthly device records for improper use and excess charges.

2.1.2       Employees shall notify their supervisors as soon as reasonably possible if a device is lost, stolen or damaged.  Employees may be held financially responsible for replacement of lost, stolen, or damaged devices.

3.0       Employee-owned Devices

3.1       Employees may request to use their privately-owned devices for FM business purposes.

3.1.1       Management must approve such requests.

3.1.2       Partial reimbursement of the monthly cost of approved devices will be in accordance with the current Cell Phone Service Reimbursement Program.

3.1.3       If the employee currently has a UNM-provided device, the device must be turned in, and the service terminated.

3.1.4       Employees are financially responsible for maintenance, service, and upgrades.

3.1.5       Employees shall notify their supervisors as described in 2.1.2 above if a device is lost, stolen or damaged, but are solely responsible for any costs associated with lost, stolen or damaged devices. 

4.0       Wireless Data Use

4.1       Use of wireless data provided with communication devices such as “smartphones” and tablets shall be in accordance with UAP Policy 2500:  Acceptable Computer Use.


University Administrative Policy 2110

University Administrative Policy 2500

Cell Phone Service Reimbursement Program



Author:  L. J. Schuster                                                                 Approved By:  J. A. Zumwalt


 I.                PURPOSE

This policy supplements the information in University Administrative Policy 2240 (UAP 2240).  This procedure is designed to inform and guide Facilities Management (FM) employees of the necessity of high-quality customer service in our service-based division.

 II.              GENERAL

FM employees must provide timely service and quality work, while maintaining economic stewardship when making decisions regarding the work they are engaged in. All FM employees are expected to perform their duties while keeping in mind that customer satisfaction is FM’s goal. Customer service involves the following components: A positive attitude and image of FM, consistent communication, respectful and courteous treatment, and efficient and high quality workmanship.

 III.            PROCESS

1.0     Recognize that FM customers are defined as: FM employees, all staff, faculty, students, contractors, vendors, as well as any campus visitors.

2.0     All customers will be treated with respect, courtesy, fairness, and honesty.

3.0     FM employees are expected to work together as a team.  If one employee cannot accomplish a task, they must find another FM employee who can accomplish it, and communicate this to the customer.

4.0     All FM employees are expected to communicate with UNM customers effectively, timely, and professionally.

5.0     FM employees will always use non-offensive language and/or behavior.

6.0     FM Supervision should be notified of any customer service issues and/or deficiencies.

 IV.            REFERENCES

University Administrative Policy 2240 Respectful Campus

 V.              ATTACHMENTS

The FM Way


I.       PURPOSE

To address concerns about the quality of potable water provided to University facilities.


  1. Facilities Management (FM)  tests campus water as required by the E.P.A. Safe Drinking Water Act. Any additional special testing will be at the expense of the party making the request.
  2. The FM will not pay for bottled water for campus users unless there is a professionally verified water chemistry problem that cannot be resolved, and then only bulk (large bottle) service will be provided.


  1. All complaints about water taste, smell, or cleanliness will be addressed by the water section at Ford Utilities Center.
      1.  A water systems technician will immediately respond to the complaint to ensure that no health or safety risk is apparent.
      2. If the technician suspects contaminated water, the source will be identified and tagged “do not drink” or removed from service, if possible.
      3.  If determined necessary by the technician, appropriate water samples will be taken and tested.

i.     Upon receipt of the analysis, the department and person making the complaint will be notified of the results.

ii.     If remedial action is necessary, the technician will immediately initiate a priority work order.


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)



Author:  L. J. Schuster           Approved By:  J. A. Zumwalt

I.         PURPOSE

This policy provides guidelines for the approval of employee expenses associated with education and professional development.  In particular, it defines when Facilities Management (FM) will pay for the employee’s time and the expenses of the training.

II.        GENERAL

  1. Mandatory Professional Development


A course for professional development including certifications, licenses, or CEU’s that are required for the employee’s position and authorized by the employee’s supervisor.  Mandatory professional development must provide or maintain skills or knowledge that will directly benefit the FM.

Non-Exempt Employee Time:

The employee’s time while attending mandatory courses is considered paid time.  If necessary, the employee’s work schedule will be shifted to align with the course schedule.  If the travel is a departing flight from Albuquerque, then travel time begins 1.5 hours before the scheduled flight departure time and ends when the employee arrives at the destination (event location, hotel, etc.).  If the travel is a return flight to Albuquerque, then the travel time includes the time to get to the airport from the hotel/event location, 1.5 hours before the flight departure time, and the flight time.  Travel time for mandatory professional development is not considered paid time unless one of the following conditions is met:

      • the travel takes place within the employee’s normally scheduled work hours on any day of the week, including Saturday or Sunday,

      • the employee is the driver in a vehicle travelling to the course, or

      • the employee actively performs work during the travel.

The condition for the scheduled work hours is independent of the day of the week.  For example, an employee whose normal schedule is 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, would be eligible for paid travel time as follows:

      • Travel between 7:00 am and 11:00 am on Saturday would result in 3.0 hours of paid time

If an employee drives a car as a matter of personal preference when an authorized flight or other travel mode is available, and the travel time by car would exceed that of the authorized mode, only the estimated travel time associated with the authorized mode will be eligible for compensation.  For example, if an employee chooses to drive instead of fly and the flight time is 1.5 hours, then the employee would receive 1.5 hours of paid time regardless of the time taken to drive.


FM will pay the expenses associated with mandatory professional development in accordance with applicable policies.  If the course includes testing to obtain the certification, license, etc., FM will pay for the test one time.  If the employee fails the test, the subsequent tests will be paid by the employee.

  1. Academic Degree or Optional Professional Development


A course taken at the discretion of the employee for academic credit toward a degree program or for professional development including certifications, licenses, or CEU’s that are not required for the employee’s position.

Non-Exempt Employee Time:

Per University Administrative Policy (UAP) #3700: Education Benefits, supervisors may allow an employee to take up to one (1) course per semester using time off with pay as long as all of the following provisions are met:

      • the course is taken for academic credit toward a degree program or for professional development;

      • is related to the employee's job or a UNM job to which the employee can reasonably aspire, and

      • is not available outside of the employee's work schedule.

Employees must flex their time and/or use annual leave hours to make up time beyond three (3) hours of time off with pay per week.  The time off for these courses must be approved by the employee’s supervisor and manager.  Travel time related to these courses is not considered paid time.


FM will not pay for any expenses associated with these courses.


All education and professional development is subject to approval by the employee’s manager and associate director.   The FM Professional Development form must be submitted at least three (3) weeks prior to the event to allow for travel arrangements.


UAP 3300 Paid Time

UAP 3700 Educational Benefits

FM Professional Development Form

Author:  G. Archuleta                                                             Approved By:  J. A. Zumwalt

 I.         PURPOSE

This policy provides guidance on how and when  Facilities Management (FM) employees may receive honoraria.

 II.         GENERAL

When FM employees write articles or make presentations to regional or national peer professional groups, they improve their knowledge, skills, and abilities while also supporting the facilities industry.  These benefits accrue to the individual and the University, as a consequence of the research and preparation conducted by the employee.  These efforts also have a positive impact on the reputation of the University.


1.0       Approval

Employees must receive approval from their supervisor prior to beginning work on a project that will be eligible for honoraria.  The approval request must include the following:

1.1       Topic of the project with an explanation as to how the employee’s efforts will benefit the University

1.2       Potential amount of the honoraria

The supervisor will review the information to ensure that:

1.3       The topic of the project supports the facilities industry

1.4       The project will not interfere with the employee’s regular work responsibilities

2.0       Limitations

2.1       The employee must take annual leave if the project requires the employee to deliver the material during normal work hours.

2.2       The employee cannot receive honoraria if it will result in a conflict of interest (refer to University Administrative Policy 3720: Conflicts of Interest)





Author:  S. A. Mitchell                                                          Approved By:  J. A. Zumwalt

I.              PURPOSE

This policy supplements the information in University Administrative Policy (UAP) 3435: Inclement Weather that requires certain critical departments to remain open and provide services during campus delays or closures due to inclement weather.

II.         GENERAL

Per UAP 3435, Facilities Management (FM) is designated as one of the departments that provides critical services during delays or closures due to inclement weather. This policy delineates the responsibilities of FM personnel during such events.


1.0         Classification of employees

1.1        The head of each division classifies each employee in their division as essential or non-essential.

1.1.1         Essential   Envirornmental Services - All employees except administrative assistants.   Facilities Maintenance - All employees except administrative assistants and the Preventative Maintenance Coordinator.  Engineering and Energy Services - All Service Technicians.  Utilities - All on-shift Operations employees. Assigned on-call staff, if called, are considered essential and are required to report to work to perfonn emergency functions during the closure. All other Utilities employees are to follow the University closed or delayed schedule.   Finance and Services - Work Control Manager and one designated Service Call Coordinator.

1.1.2         Non-essential - Positions not listed in Ill.1.1.1 are considered non­ essential employees unless specifically designated by the division head.

1.2         The division head will communicate the classification to all employees in their division.

2.0        Inclement weather event

2.1        Essential employees

2.1.1        All essential employees must report to work at their normally scheduled start time.

2.1.2        Employees who are deemed essential will remain essential for the remainder of their normal work day. Essential employees who are working outside their normally scheduled hours will remain at work until their critical services assignment is complete.

2.1.3        Essential employees who request and are granted time off by their manager must use annual leave for the time off during a delay or closure.

2.1.4        All essential employees required by their supervisors to work during a delay or closure will be paid for hours worked and shall be granted additional compensatory time off in accordance with UAP 3435: Inclement Weather and UAP 3310: Compensatory Time.

2.1.5        Employees who are required to return to work outside their nonnally scheduled hours will receive compensatory time in accordance with UAP 3310: Compensatory Time.

2.1.6        Essential employees in exempt positons are not eligible for compensatory time. Additional paid time off may be offered at the discretion of the supervisor in accordance with UAP 3310: Compensatory time.

2.1.7        Essential employees should attempt to report to work at the scheduled time or as soon as conditions allow for safe transportation. Employees should not jeopardize personal safety in order to report to work.

2.1.8         Essential employees unable to report as scheduled must notify their supervisor no later than the start of their scheduled shift to explain the reason for the absence and their expected report time.   Employees who fail to notify their supervisor will receive leave without pay for the unexcused absence and may be subject to disciplinary action.   If the unexcused absence falls on the day immediately preceding or following a paid holiday, the employee will be ineligible for holiday pay in accordance with UAP 3405: Holidays.

2.2        Non-essential employees

2.2.1        Non-essential employees are not required to work during a delay or closure and will receive paid administrative leave for all hours of the delay or closure.

2.2.2        Non-essential employees can be reclassified as essential if their manager detennines that additional employees are needed to assist with c1itical services. In this situation, the employee will be treated as non-essential before the reclassification and essential for all hours worked after the reclassification.

2.2.3        Only employees required to work by their supervisors during a delay or closure will receive compensatory time.

2.3        Employees on previously approved sick or annual leave or on a shift assignment not affected by the delay, are not expected to repo1t to work during the delay or closure and are not eligible for the paid administrative leave.



University Administrative Policies 3405, 3435, and 3310, Collective Bargaining Agreement between Communications Workers of America and The University of New Mexico, Collective Bargaining Agreement between United Staff-UNM and The University of New Mexico




Author:  Steve Howe - Public Information Representative                                                          Approved By:  Al Sena - Director

I.           PURPOSE

This procedure is to provide clear guidelines for creating and revising Facilities Management (FM) policies and procedures.  Policies and procedures are more efficient when written in a uniform format.

II.         GENERAL

Procedures should be written for all processes that require strict adherence or are used frequently. Procedures are categorized according to the University Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual:

Section 1000:  Organization

Section 2000:  Administrative Management

Section 3000:  Personnel

Section 4000:  Procurement

Section 5000:  Physical Facility Management

Section 6000:  Business Management

Section 7000:  Fiscal management

Section 8000:  Financial Accounting

The Director will oversee the creation or revision of policies/procedures.  All policies and procedures must be initialed by the author and the Director.  New policies/procedures will be numbered in sequential order per the appropriate section.

Attachments will have the same number as the main document with a letter designation at the end of the number.  These attachments may include forms or other documents to provide additional references for the main document.  If there is more than one attachment, utilize the next available letter in sequence.  Attachments will be labeled in the following manner:

Section 1000:  1000a, 1000b, etc.

Section 2000:  2000a, 2000b, etc.

All procedures should have four sections: Purpose, General, Process, and References. The purpose section briefly outlines the intent of the procedure and why it exists.  The General section is used to provide information that pertains to the entire process.  The actual steps of the procedure are included in the Process section.  Each step in the process will be numbered according to the following example:

5.0       Task 5

5.1       Step 1 of task 5

5.1.1       Substep 1 of step 1

5.2       Step 2 of task 5

The tasks and steps of the process must be clear and concise.  Also, remember to include the expected result from a task if applicable. 

The References section is used to refer to any pertinent document used to develop the policy or procedure.


1.0       Identification

1.1       Identify a process that requires a procedure or a policy

1.2       Inform the Director.

2.0       Creation or Revision

2.1       The Director oversees the creation or revision.  Index numbers are assigned by using the next available index number in sequence.  All revisions to existing policies must be italicized to facilitate identification of the changes.  The italicized format of the text is removed when a later revision is issued.  In addition, the revision number is added to the title of both the electronic and paper versions.  For example the fifth revision of this procedure would have the following title;

“1001 Policy and Procedure Guidelines Rev. 5”

2.2       The draft is written in Microsoft Word and has size 12 "Times" font.

2.3       The author’s Associate Director reviews and approves the draft and then forwards the draft to the Director.  If the policy or procedure is a revision, then the author also provides a brief description of how and why the policy or procedure was changed.  The date of the creation or revision is placed in the header.

3.0       Distribution

3.1       The author delivers an electronic and paper copy of the approved procedure to the Director’s Administrative Assistant. 

3.2       The Director’s Administrative Assistant inserts the procedure into the Master Manual and updates the online Document Library.

3.3       The Director’s Administrative Assistant sends an email note to all FM personnel informing them of the new or revised policy/procedure.




1001a Policies and Procedures Index Numbers

Author:  J. A. Zumwalt                                                          Approved By:  J. A. Zumwalt

I.                PURPOSE

This procedure is designed to establish expectations of  Facilities Management (FM) employees assigned to work special events.  Adherence to these procedures ensure the safety, comfort, and overall enjoyment of patrons during their attendance at an event.

II.              GENERAL

The service that FM provides for special events is defined as the maintenance and operation of the electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems.  It also includes all custodial services and event support, i.e. furniture moves, set-up and tear down of event equipment, trash pick-up, and general support services.

FM employees are expected to be courteous, professional, on time, and polite to all patrons, service providers, vendors, contractors, UNM staff, community members, and any entertainers’ personnel.  Under no circumstances are FM employees authorized to request autographs, pictures, merchandise, or favors from any entertainer or featured guest at an event.

 III.            PROCESS

1.0     Work Schedules

1.1     FM employees are scheduled by their supervisor to work an event.

1.2     Dates and times of work are scheduled by the Special Activities Supervisor in conjunction with the Event Coordinator.

1.3     FM employees are allowed 30 minutes from the time they punch in to arrive to the event and check-in with the Event Coordinator at the scheduled time.  The employee should be prepared to work at the time of check-in.  This includes having all tools and/or equipment available, wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), FM uniform, and cell phone.

1.4     The FM Supervisor or Event Coordinator will determine the most appropriate time for breaks during the course of the event and will schedule break time in accordance with applicable policies and union agreements.

 2.0     Before the event

2.1     All employees will check-in with the FM Supervisor or the Event Coordinator upon arrival and verify that they have the correct cell phone number. 

2.2     All employees will check the equipment based on their trade to ensure that the electrical, plumbing, and HVAC needs are met.

2.3     All employees must arrive in a clean FM uniform.

3.0      During the event

3.1     All employees must be on standby and ready to receive instructions from the FM Supervisor or Event Coordinator.

3.2     Unless specifically authorized by the FM Supervisor or Event Coordinator, the following areas are off-limits to FM employees:

3.2.1       Production office or Green Room

3.2.2       Catering areas

3.2.3       Backstage

3.2.4       Dressing rooms

3.2.5       Stage

3.2.6       Box office

3.3     FM employees should open doors only at the direction from the FM Supervisor or the Event Coordinator, and should not allow entry of unauthorized personnel into the facility or secured areas within the facility.

4.0     After the event

4.1     All employees are to check items within the scope of their assignment.  Any systems that have been energized or activated for the event should be checked for proper operation and then returned to their standby modes.

4.2     If an item is discovered that can be repaired with tools and parts on hand, the technician is to do the work before leaving the event.  If the item cannot be repaired that day, the employee is to report it to the FM Supervisor and/or the Event Coordinator and the appropriate Area manager so the work order can be generated on the next business day.

4.3     All employees are to inform the FM Supervisor and/or the Event Coordinator of the completion of their duties, and should immediately leave the venue to clock out at their regular time clock.

 IV.            REFERENCES

FM Policy and Procedure #3040 Personal Behavior

Regent’s Policy Manual - Section 2.6: Drug-Free Environment


 Author: R. Stone                                                                                 Approved by: J.A. Zumwalt


This procedure provides guidance on how to dispose of UNM property.


Surplus property is defined as any piece of equipment, regardless of value or condition that was originally purchased with UNM funds, but is no longer useful to a particular department and requires disposal.  Surplus property may be a piece of equipment that is obsolete, beyond repair, too costly to repair, replaced by new equipment, or is no longer used.  Examples of surplus property are a broken calculator, an old computer printer, a file cabinet, a worn-out power drill, a vehicle, and even an assorted box of office supplies.

Surplus property cannot be thrown away or given to another person or entity.  It must be picked up and processed by the Surplus Property Department, which will determine if it can be used by another UNM department, or if the property should be auctioned.


Surplus property must be disposed in accordance with the following:

1.     The department that requires disposal of surplus property shall complete a form entitled “Request for Disposal of Surplus Equipment” which can be found on the Surplus property website.

2.     A copy should be faxed or scanned/emailed to the Surplus Property Department, which will schedule a time to pick up the equipment.

3.     When the item is picked up, the Surplus Property employee will sign the form to acknowledge receipt of the property.

4.     The original form should be forwarded to the FM Accounting Section. The manager of the originating section should retain a copy of the form.

5.     Surplus property does not take certain items like refrigerators and freezers.  The surplus property website has more details about the disposal process.


UAP 7710 Property Management and Control


Disposal of Surplus Equipment Form -

Author:  J. A. Zumwalt                                                          Approved By:  J. A. Zumwalt

I.       PURPOSE

To ensure that employees have the proper tools to safely and efficiently perform their assigned duties.


Facilities Management (FM) provides some employees with individual tools.  The specific tools will vary depending on the employee’s job description and will be determined by the section manager or supervisor to meet specific needs of the section. FM will not provide individual tools for automotive technicians.  Automotive technicians, at the time of hiring, will be required to have a personal tool kit, as is the standard of their trade.


Supervisors and employees must follow the following guidelines pertaining to the control and use of University-provided tools and equipment:

1.0     Supervisors will maintain a current tool inventory showing the employees’ names, the date of issue for each tool, and the employees’ signatures confirming receipt thereof.  Any subsequent changes to the inventory will be initialed by the employee.  These tools remain the property of the University of New Mexico and are only in the custody of the employee.

2.0    University-issued tools are for use at the University only and are only allowed to leave UNM premises if they are being transported to another UNM location.

3.0     The supervisor will conduct an annual inventory of each employee’s tools.  The employee will sign the annual inventory to establish its authenticity.

4.0     The employee is responsible for replacing tools that are lost, stolen, or damaged, as a result of their negligence.

4.1.  Negligence regarding prudent use or care will be determined by the associate director.

4.2.  Tools replaced by the employee will be of the same quality as the lost or damaged tool.

5.0     If a tool malfunctions, has a flaw, breaks, or wears out during proper use, FM is responsible for replacement of that tool.  Old tools will be returned to the employee’s supervisor at the time

          the  new tool is issued and the inventory will be updated.

6.0     The employee is responsible for all tools assigned to him/her and will keep all tools in a secure enclosure such as a toolbox, truck tool bin, custodial work container, or their shop.  

7.0    Tools that are no longer in use and have salvage value will be collected by the supervisor and transferred to the Surplus Property Department.

8.0     When an employee leaves FM, all tools must be returned to their manager or supervisor.

8.1.  The employee will sign and date the tool inventory after the tools have been inventoried.

8.2.  If the employee is separating from the University, then the status of the employee’s inventory will be recorded in the section titled, “Inventory Control” of the Separation Checklist for Staff Employees.

8.3.  If any tools or equipment are not returned by a departing employee, the employee may be billed for the value of the tools or equipment.


UAP 7710 Property Management and ControlUAP 7730 Taking University Property off CampusUAP 3225 Separation of Employment



Author:  J. A. Zumwalt                                                          Approved By:  J. A. Zumwalt

I.               PURPOSE

This policy outlines the responsibilities and uses pertaining to University vehicles.

II.              GENERAL

Many Facilities Management (FM) employees are either allowed or required to use UNM vehicles in the course of their duties. In addition to adhering to University Administration Policy #7780, Use of University Vehicles, FM employees will also comply with the following related work rules:

III.            PROCESS

1.0     Driver’s Responsibility

1.1     FM employees are required to have a current and valid, unrestricted New Mexico driver’s license and a current National Safety Council defensive driving card or attend defensive driving training approved by  Safety and Risk Services (SRS) in order to drive UNM vehicles. Upon completion of defensive driving, SRS will issue a University of New Mexico vehicle operator’s certificate.

1.2     If the employee fails the defensive driving course, or does not complete the course within the allotted time, FM will not pay for the course the second time, however employees are still required to complete the course to obtain the SRS vehicle operator’s certificate.

1.3     UNM vehicles are only for University-related business. Personal use of University vehicles is prohibited. FM employees are not allowed to take UNM vehicles to their personal vehicles for any purpose including the transportation, delivery, or retrieval of personal items from one vehicle to another.

1.4     Vehicles may be occupied only by individuals employed by, or on official business, with the University.

1.5     University vehicles are not to be used to go to lunch or breaks unless the employee is out of town on university business.

1.6     Bumper stickers, other than Director approved stickers, are prohibited.

 2.0     Parking

2.1     Vehicles must be parked in appropriately marked parking spaces and never on turf or landscaped areas, or in handicapped spaces, reserved spaces, fire lanes, or pedestrian walkways whenever possible.

3.0     Maintenance

3.1     The FM Automotive Center maintains and repairs University vehicles, notifying vehicle users when periodic maintenance and required emissions testing needs to be performed. It is the vehicle assignee’s responsibility to ensure that the required maintenance is performed. Contact the Automotive Center immediately if you suspect that your University vehicle requires a repair or unscheduled maintenance. If a University vehicle breaks down or incurs a flat tire, contact the Automotive Center for assistance in arranging tow service. After hours, breakdowns should be called in to the UNM Police Department.

3.2     All repairs must be coordinated through the FM Automotive Center.

 4.0     Fuel

4.1     FM vehicles are assigned a fleet fuel key for fueling. These keys only work at the FM Automotive fuel pumps located at the FM Automotive Center. Receipts must be turned in to the driver’s supervisor after each fill-up. If off-campus fueling is required, you must obtain a UNM Fuel Card from your supervisor.

 5.0     Accidents

5.1     If you are involved in an accident while driving a UNM vehicle, your first concern should be for the welfare of passengers or pedestrians and the occupants of the other vehicle. You should seek first aid assistance and/or ambulance for the other driver and injured passengers or pedestrians. You should call 911 and UNM Police Department immediately. If the vehicle needs to be towed, call the FM Automotive Center and notify your manager/supervisor. Arrange to receive a copy of the accident report filed by the police and fill out an Automotive/Equipment Accident Report and turn it in to SRS.

 IV.            REFERENCES

University Administrative Policy # 7780, Use of University Vehicles

 V.              ATTACHMENTS



Author: R.G. Smith                                                                Approved by: J.A. Zumwalt

I.         PURPOSE

This policy provides guidance for accessing the UNM tunnel system and obtaining authorization to perform work in the tunnel.

II.        GENERAL

Persons entering the UNM tunnel system must be trained and authorized by  Facilities Management (FM) Utilities to access the tunnel and to perform work.


1.     Tunnel Access

1.1.  The UNM utility tunnel system is closely monitored. Prior authorization must be obtained from FM Utilities before entry can be made. 

1.2.  Required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including, at a minimum, bump or hard hats, safety shoes, and eye protection must be used at all times.  Other PPE may be required by the task being performed.

1.3.  Annual training is required for all personnel whose job requires periodic entries into the tunnel.  Training includes hazards, ingress/egress, PPE, emergencies, communications, and entry authorization procedures.

1.4.  Single person entry is prohibited. All entrants must use the “buddy system.”

1.5.  Visitors must be escorted by a trained person while in the tunnel.

1.6.  FM Utilities, Plant Operations must be notified of all entries, exits, and work performed.

1.7.  To enhance efficiency and minimize inconvenience and paperwork, specific procedures for daily, weekly, or other periodic entries can be arranged with FM Utilities, Plant Operations.

2.     Tunnel Work Authorization

2.1.  All entities wishing to perform work in the tunnels must obtain authorization.

2.2.  A “Tunnel Work Authorization Request Form,” obtained from FM Utilities, must be completed detailing the contact person, entity doing the work, scope of the work and duration of the work.  All workers must attend tunnel access training.

2.3.  FM Utilities Management will review each request and will approve the request if the work meets utilities guidelines (see reference below).

2.4.  A 10-day prior approval is required before any outage can occur so that proper campus notifications can be made. Outage notices will be coordinated through FM Utilities.

2.5.  Tunnel access and work authorization will be coordinated through FM Utilities.

 IV.       References

UNM Tunnel Security Policy Memorandum from Julie Weaks dated June 11, 1999

FM Utilities Tunnel Access SOP #:  A 07 Rev2

FM Utilities Tunnel Training and Access Cards SOP #:  A 10

FM Utilities Construction Guidelines, UNM FM Website

 V.        Supporting Forms

A 07a        Tunnel Work Authorization Form

A 10a        Temporary Tunnel Access Card Sign Out Form


Author:  L.J. Schuster                                                                   Approved by:  J. A. Zumwalt

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