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Under the leadership of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, the Office of Faculty Affairs and Services (OFAS) serves as a central service center for administrators and faculty engaged in the recruitment, selection, appointment, promotion, retention and oversight of a diverse, highly talented faculty within academic units on UNM Main and Branch campuses.

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Fall 2016


New SAC Policies

Updated Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Faculty Guidelines

In response to the to the increase of the salary threshold for white-collar exemptions to the federal overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Office of Faculty Affairs has issued revised guidelines for postdoctoral fellows. The new guidelines can be found on the Faculty Appointments page of the Office of Faculty Affairs (OFAS) website.OFAS has contacted impacted departments and, under the new guidelines, salary requirements have increased to $913 per week ($47,476 annually) effective December 1, 2016. Impacted departments are encouraged to schedule a meeting with OFAS to answer any questions regarding this change.

Important Deadlines:

Winter Break Deadlines for upcoming transactions

October 17, 2016: 

Deadline for submitting a reclassification request for instructional postdocs or research lecturers.

November 1, 2016:

Deadline for submitting compensation increase for appointment percent change requests for research postdocs and faculty.

Reclassification notices to impact research faculty will be issued by OFAS by November 1, 2016.


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