UNM Compliance Week
The University of New Mexico and many of its organizations host an annual Compliance Week on the second week of November every year. This year, Compliance Week falls between November 7th and November 11th. UNM will host daily events to spread awareness about compliance and ethics on campus. Participants will have multiple opportunities to learn, meet compliance partners, and share their thoughts on how ethical conduct looks to them. Compliance week highlights key compliance areas for the University, promotes campus-wide ethical culture, and reminds us that we are all partners in ensuring a healthy workplace.
This year, UNM’s Compliance Week theme is Advancing Ethics and Compliance (ACE). Activities will include an open house at the Main Campus Research Compliance Office on November 7th, a compliance seminar hosted by the Compliance, Ethics and Equal Opportunity office on November 8th, and many other virtual compliance events.
Join the Research Compliance office for snacks and an opportunity to meet the people that ensure compliance with research laws.
The UNM Compliance Office will also be holding a compliance seminar on November 8th presented by the Society of Corporate Compliance. The seminar will include Title IX, data integrity, conflict of interest and other important University compliance and ethics topics.
The UNM Compliance and Health Systems Compliance office will be hosting a variety of virtual compliance events including a website scavenger hunt, a word puzzle on compliance topics, and highlighting UNM Compliance partners on social media platforms. Winners will be entered into a drawing for prizes.
Finally, the UNM Compliance Office will be awarding its first annual ACE awards to UNM partners that advance ethics, integrity and compliance at UNM. The winners will be presented with a plaque and highlighted in social media and UNM communications.
Join us in celebrating National Compliance Week. All 2022 initiatives will be published here:
The site includes previous compliance week initiatives including President Garnett Stokes and Regent Doug Brown speaking on the importance of compliance and the significance of this week.
Compliance Week Blurbs
The Clery Act helps existing and prospective students and employees of UNM make informed decisions about whether to work, live, or study at our institution. UNM must collect, classify, count, and publish campus crime data to the public and the Department of Education, issue campus alerts, and facilitate prevention crime programs.
Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex. UNM must operate its education program or activity in a nondiscriminatory manner free of discrimination based on sex, including sexual orientation and gender identity. Key areas under Title IX include: recruitment, admissions, and counseling; financial assistance; athletics; sex-based harassment, including sexual assault and other forms of sexual violence; treatment of pregnant and parenting students; treatment of LGBTQIA+ students; discipline; single-sex education; and employment.
The UNM Hearing Office is an independent entity under the purview of the Office of the President of UNM, whose purpose is to ensure compliance with federal and state laws, as well as University policies and procedures, in the adjudication of grievances.
The goal of Emergency Management is to ensure that nothing bad happens within our campus community, and resolve bad situations as quickly and efficiently as possible. We view compliance and ethics from a tiered perspective: Institutional – Are people trained to assist with emergencies? Departmental – Do we have plans to keep our community safe? Individual – Do you know what to do in an emergency? Have you taken training? Are you willing to assist?
The Equal Opportunity (EO) arm of CEEO oversees, facilitates, or is otherwise involved in Accessibility, Affirmative Action Planning, Civil Rights policy implementation, investigation, guidance, and training. EO investigates, provides guidance and training, ensures all University civil rights policies are in compliance, and collaborates with University partners to ensure a commitment to a equality and inclusion.
Dean of Students
The Dean of Students Office (DoS) hosts and promotes opportunities to train staff and faculty on procedures relating to a variety of topics! DoS incorporates information about the right and responsibilities of parties seeking guidance while working through any of these issues. Partners that want to book a presentation and learn about the procedures for these unique topics, they can visit the following link: https://forms.unm.edu/forms/dos_training
UNM HSC Policy
UNM operates on deep rooted values. Required actions and behaviors to operationalize our mission and value statements are described in UNM’s policies and procedures. Links to hierarchical Handbooks and Policy Manuals are found at https://unmhscportal.policymedical.net/policymed/portal/index.
Information Security and Privacy Office
UNM’s Information Security and Privacy Office (ISPO) helps the UNM community ensure safeguards are in place to protect regulated information the university uses or accesses for operations. Management of controls protect Personally Identifiable Information (PII), so privacy is protected. The protection of data includes ongoing evaluation to ensure all data used by the university is done so in an ethical manner and in keeping with best industry practices.
Compliance, Ethics, & Equal Opportunity
The UNM Compliance, Ethics & Equal Opportunity (CEEO) Office Reports functionally to the UNM Board of Regents and President to guarantee independence and provides guidance to the campus community on how to maintain the highest standards of integrity, controls, risk management, and ethics in pursuit of its mission. CEEO provides oversight in many areas and manages the EthicsPoint Hotline system.
Accessibility Resource Center
The Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) works with the campus community to ensure UNM provides inclusive and accessible environments for students with disabilities.
HSC Research and Ethics
Research ethics education on the responsible conduct of research is offered regularly by the Academic Integrity and Research Ethics office in Graduate. Research misconduct, includes plagiarism, falsification, and fabrication in the reporting of research, detrimental research practices around data reporting, analysis, supervision, and mentoring, and sexual harassment and inequity.
Office of Research Integrity and Compliance
ORIC’s Conflict of Interest (COI) in Research program ensures that tension between UNM researchers’ private interests and their institutional duties are managed in a way that is beneficial to all, free from bias, protects institutional investments, and promotes disinterested results. ORIC’s COI in Research team engages with researchers annually and advances compliance ethics through education, trainings, and consultations.
Internal Audit – Protecting the University from fraud, waste, and abuse.
UNM strives to have a competitive athletic program with the highest of integrity. Our mission is to provide guidance to the entire UNM community with regard to the rules, regulations, and standards. We promote, protect, and demonstrate the well-being of our Student-Athletes, Coaching staff, and Department of Athletics and the University. We are guardians and advocates for our Student-Athletes, our Coaches, Administrative Staff and our entire Department of Athletics.