Your First Week

Please Note: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic; the University of New Mexico is currently functioning under limited operations.  Prior to making a trip to campus, we recommend you contact departments by email for their specific operational protocols.

Get a Permanent Parking Permit

Please be aware that while the University's precautions regarding COVID-19 are in place, some of PATS' staff are working remotely. To be seen in person you will need to schedule an appointment by email at parktran@unm.edu or by calling the parking office directly during business hours (Monday through Friday, 7:30am-4pm) at (505) 277-1938.

If you have questions regarding PATS services and operations including when they will return to "normal", please check our website at http://pats.unm.edu/.

  • MAIN CAMPUS & HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER
    Required Documents:
    • Employee ID
    • Offer letter/contract
    • Vehicle make, model and license plate number
    • Vehicle registration
    • Method of payment (credit card, cash, or ask about payroll deduction)
  • Parking & Transportation Services (PATS) Office:
    • 2401 Redondo Drive NE, across from the UNM Bookstore
    • Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
    • 505-277-1938
    • pats.unm.edu
  • BRANCH CAMPUSES
    Check with your Supervisor

Department Orientation

  • Tour the UNM campus(s) where you will work
  • Tour your building to locate restrooms, break areas, fire exits, & conference and supply rooms
  • Ask for an organizational chart to learn your department’s reporting structure
  • Learn your department’s mission, vision, values, goals, policies, and procedures
  • Find out specific functions of your department
  • Meet your coworkers and the department leadership team

With your supervisor:

  • Review your job duties, responsibilities, expectations, and goals
  • Discuss the performance standards for your position
  • Discuss your work schedule
  • Discuss expectations regarding attendance
  • Review the Department Safety Plan and find out if you are a designated or non-designated employee in emergency situations
  • Discuss how inter-office mail and university mail is handled within your department
  • Discuss how to request annual/sick leave
  • Learn how to clock in/out (if applicable) and how to approve your timecard

Have You Enrolled in Your Benefits?

Remember your benefits enrollment deadlines and procedures!  Make your enrollment choices within 60 calendar days from date of eligibility.

  • Visit the Eligibility and Enrollment webpages on the HR website for details and benefits enrollment forms.

Contact Benefits & Employee Wellness at hrbenefits@unm.edu for questions.