UNM values the experience, commitment and discipline military veterans bring to the workplace. To help create a veteran-friendly institution, Human Resources has implemented the Veteran Hiring Preference Program.
Through the Veteran Preference Hiring Program, UNM will grant eligible applicants a minimum of an initial interview for certain staff positions that are posted competitively.
In order to qualify, veterans must meet the minimum requirements of the position, submit a copy of their DD Form 214 showing HONORABLE as the “Character of Service” for the most recent separation from the military, apply no later than the “For Best Consideration Date,” and follow all instructions included in the position posting.
Currently, only regular staff positions (with the exception of non-competitive and contract positions) qualify for the Veteran Hiring Preference Program. However, veterans are still encouraged to apply for other UNM employment, such as faculty or student positions, for which they are eligible.
The program is a pilot program to determine the effectiveness in increasing the number of veterans hired between Aug. 15, 2018 and June 30, 2019. Feedback will also be sought from hiring departments and utilized to enhance program effectiveness and efficiency. Visit the Veteran Hiring Preference webpage for more information.