Bringing Back the Pack - Facility Re-Open Request
To ensure the health and safety of the UNM community, departments are required to develop a Return to Operations Plan and submit a formal request prior to reopening facilities and returning to campus. The objective of the plan is to show understanding and compliance with the guidelines outlined in the Bringing Back the Pack website. Please review the full site which includes information on COVID-Safe Practices (CSPs) to Protect the Pack, workplace expectations, worksite protocols, and business processes.
Leadership from each major area of University operations will communicate directly with their units to organize and prioritize the areas that can start to move to an increased on-campus presence. Managers and Supervisors should not begin asking employees to return to campus until they receive official notice from their leadership and the appropriate Facility Re-Open Request has been approved.
For Facility Reopen Requests submitted by email or memo through Academic Affairs or the Office of the Provost, please contact Jessica Ramos at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or status updates.
Facility Re-Open Request Process Overview:
For non-academic areas:
For academic areas
Step 1: Write the Return to Operations Plan
Below are links to sample documentation to assist with the development of your plan. As each department, function, and facility is unique and needs may differ, these samples are NOT intended to be comprehensive and are designed to serve as guidelines.
Once you have completed the Return to Operation Plan for your facility (or portion of the facility), please review with your Dean/Director prior to submitting the Re-Open Request Form.
Step 2: Submit Your Request
Please answer all required questions on the form to the best of your ability. If there are questions or additional information required by Facilities Management or SRS, you will be contacted prior to approval.
The Return to Operations Plan, and any other supporting attachments, should be in the following file types: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .xlsx, .xls, .csv, .txt, .vsd, .vsdx, .gif, .jpg, .png and each file should not be greater than 5MB in size.
Steps 3-6: Review and Approvals
The review and approval process is initiated when you submit the request. You will receive a confirmation email and the approval process will automatically route the request to the following offices: your Dean/Director, your EVP, Safety and Risk Services, and Facilities Management. Each office will review the submitted information and approve or disapprove the request. You will receive an email after each decision, along with any comments the person may have included. You may also receive additional requests for information throughout the process.