18.55 Inspection of Public Records

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Scope: NMSU System

Source: RPM Title 18 | Community and Governmental Relations

Policy Administrator:

Last Updated: 07/14/2015



Revision History:

Recompiled 2017, formerly Policy 2.90.40
07/21/2015 Amendment approved by BoR. 
12/09/2011 Amendment approved by BoR.
10/10/2011 Amendment approved by BoR. 


A. Purpose

To facilitate compliance with the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act (NMSA 1978, §14-2-1 et seq).


B. Definitions

See the definitions contained within the NM Inspection of Public Records Act, NMSA 1978, § 14-2-6.


C. Policy Statement

The designated custodians of public records shall respond to requests for inspection in a timely and professional manner, in compliance with the NM Inspection of Public Records Act (NMIPRA). If the Procedural Guidelines do not clearly identify a records custodian for a particular record sought, university general counsel is authorized to designate an appropriate university official to serve as records custodian for the request. Requests for inspection of university records will be considered and permitted consistent with the applicable law and the rights of the parties.


D. Procedural Guidelines

With approval from the Chancellor, the policy administrator may issue and amend Procedural Guidelines, provided they are consistent with this policy and the NMIPRA. The Procedural Guidelines shall be posted on the appropriate website for NMSU System policies and procedures.