As a large and complex public institution, The University’s mission to serve the people of this state can only be successful if it has the trust and support of the public.
“We seek to immediately correct errors and omissions, and improve on current processes and policies. We are also absolutely committed to adhering to state law,” said UNM President Garnett Stokes. “I have emphatically expressed my willingness to work with the AG’s office to ensure that UNM is transparent, cooperative and in compliance with the law. New Mexicans deserve that from the state’s flagship institution.”
The University has received 535 IPRA requests in 2018, an increase of 37 percent over the same period in 2017. To better facilitate timely response, UNM has added a support position for the custodian of public records. As of Sept. 1, the fees charged in association with larger requests have been suspended pending a review of the current practice. With regard to records management and retention, the University developed an administrative policy that was adopted in July.