COVID19 Information

If you have an underlying health condition, which you believe puts you at greater risk if you are exposed to the coronavirus, please complete the petition for accommodation found at

You will automatically receive a form for your doctor to complete. That form is not required. Rather, please submit a letter from your doctor attesting to your need to work from home due to greater risk if exposed. OIE will talk to your supervisor and promptly issue a memo for temporary accommodation.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Instructions for Employee Petition for Accommodation

New Mexico State University is dedicated to providing reasonable accommodation(s) to qualified NMSU employees in accordance with state and federal laws. Generally, it is the obligation of an individual with a disability to request a reasonable accommodation(s).

The information contained in the attached PETITION FOR ACCOMMODATION form (hereafter referred to as “PETITION”) will be used as part of the interaction process to determine employee eligibility to receive accommodation(s).

For additional information or if you need assistance completing this form, contact the Office of Institutional Equity/EEO:

Office Telephone: (575) 646-3635
Fax: (575) 646-2182
TTY: (575) 646-7802


NMSU reserves the right to consult an outside medical professional for a second opinion on a case-by-case basis. Only officials who have a “need to know” will have access to the information