1.30 Delegation of Authority

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Scope: NMSU System

Source: RPM Title 1 | Institutional Governance

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Last Updated: 03/06/2017

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Recompiled 2017, former NMSU PM 1.05.30, Chancellor of NMSU
03/06/2017 Policy adopted by Board of Regents, superseding former Policy 1.05.30, Chancellor of NMSU
(NOTE: former Policy 1.30, Information Technology Governance, renumbered as Policy 15.30)

A. Delegation of Authority at New Mexico State University


The chancellor shall administer, execute and implement the directives and policy decisions of the board of regents as they relate to the academic mission of New Mexico State University (NMSU or university). The board delegates to the chancellor its authority for the internal management of the university, and all decisions and actions related thereto, except as reserved to the board of regents by policy. The chancellor is authorized to sign contracts for the university on behalf of the board of regents. The chancellor may delegate the authority to other university administrators as may be necessary or proper to fulfill these responsibilities.

 

B. Delegation of Authority at New Mexico Department of Agriculture


The director, also referred to as a cabinet secretary, shall administer, execute and implement the statutory duties of the New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA or department of agriculture) and the directives and policy decisions of the board as they relate to the NMDA. The director is authorized to sign contracts and other documents on behalf of the department of agriculture as may be necessary and appropriate to fulfill these duties. The director may also delegate authority to staff as may be necessary or proper to fulfill these responsibilities.

 

C. Personnel Administration


Except as otherwise provided by RPM 1.35, the employment, advancement, dismissal and other personnel actions relating to all administrators, faculty, and other university personnel are delegated to the chancellor and to whomever the chancellor delegates such authority. All administrators serve at the pleasure of the chancellor.

 

D. Board’s Role in Personnel Matters


Except as otherwise provided by RPM 1.35, the board will not actively nor directly participate in the hiring or other personnel actions relating to university personnel, however, the board may review any particular hiring by the administration, to determine compliance with the university’s hiring policies.