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NM EDGE, a service of New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service, is a program designed to provide a comprehensive course of study to administrators, managers, elected officials, and staff in local, state, tribal, and national government, through which participants can acquire and apply the best practices and theory to their management behaviors and strategies using the highest professional standards.

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News from the NM EDGE



Upcoming Events...

August 2021 Public Finance Classes - Level I and Level II

August 2-6, 2021

Enrollment Opens Monday July 12, 2021

Classes will be offered live online so register and obtain your Public Finance Professional certification!

September Honing Your NM EDGE

Enrollment is now OPEN!

Please click here to view the September 2021 Roadmap: September 2021 Roadmap

Classes will begin September 9th through September 30th and will be in offered via Zoom online AND in-person!

Sept 9th - Zoom online format

Sept 14th - Zoom online format

Sept 16th - Zoom online format

Sept 20th - Live in-person format in Hobbs, NM

Sept 21st - Live in-person format in Hobbs, NM

Sept 22nd - NM EDGE graduation in Hobbs, NM

Sept 28th - Zoom online format

Sept 30th - Zoom online format

To REGISTER go to the NM EDGE Student Record and Enrollment Site.

Questions or need assistance enrolling in classes? Please give us a call at (575) 646-0314 or send us an email: nmedge@nmsu.edu

Thank you for your help as we strive to support you in achieving your goals.
Your NM EDGE Team

October Public Purchasing

The Public Purchasing Classes will be offered online through Zoom

  1. October 13 - 1st Recertification Public Purchasing classes: NMP 211, NMP 142

  2. October 13 - 2nd Recertification Public Purchasing classes: NMP 212, NMP 213

  3. October 14 - 3rd Recertification Public Purchasing classes: NMP 214, NMP 215

  4. October 19-22 - Public Purchasing Foundation classes: (6 classes and test)

To REGISTER visit our NM EDGE Student Record and Enrollment Site.

NOTE : NM EDGE will offer free Zoom training sessions for our enrolled Public Purchasing students. Further information will be emailed to you after you have enrolled.

November Advanced Public Purchasing Classes

*Enrollment opens September 30, 2021*

Classes Offered:

  • NMP 207: Protest Process in NM
  • NMP 205: Economics and Revenue Forecasting
  • NMP 208: Advanced Purchasing Administration
  • NMP 202A: Request for Proposals: Document Development
  • NMP 202B: Request for Proposals: NM Procurement Process
  • NMP 204: Roles & Responsibilities for NM Construction, Engineering, Capital Outlay
  • NMP 206: Advanced Construction in NM
  • NMP 209: Advanced RFP
**Prerequisite Requirement**: Students must have passed the Public Purchasing Foundation classes before enrolling in the Advanced Purchasing classes.



Certificate Audit Submission Information

Audit Submission window will open September 14, 2021 - October 15, 2021. If you have completed classes towards a certification, be sure to submit an audit during an open audit window.

Go to the NM EDGE Student Record and Enrollment Site.

  • Using the navigation bar on the left, select Certification Audit. Use the arrow to show the menu of certification choices, select the audit you want, and then submit. Please press submit ONLY once.
  • NOTE: If you receive a "system error" message when processing the audit request, please let us know. We recommend that you submit an audit request via email to nmedge@nmsu.edu at that time.

  • The audit is to verify that you have completed all of your classes, and to assign you an Academic Advisor to work with you on your Culminating Experience, and to prepare you for graduation.
  • For those of you who have completed all of your CPS and CPM classes, the Assessments are by invitation only, so please submit an audit and we will get back to you. Once we know who qualifies to be invited, we will notify you and set the date.

Thank you for your help as we strive to support you in achieving your goals.
Best wishes! Your NM EDGE Team



Important Message from State Purchasing!

Statement from State Purchasing: “Due to COVID-19 rescheduling of NM EDGE CPO classes, re-certifying CPO students will be given a 90-day waiver from the State Purchasing Agent upon request if their certification expires before completion of the next available class.”

Mark R. Hayden Director, CPO and State Purchasing Agent



PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Please note that the NM EDGE will conduct all meetings and classes (when possible) using the Zoom videoconferencing platform until the Public Health Emergency (PHE) is lifted.

  • You will need the following to participate in these NM EDGE PHE live online Zoom classes:
    1. 1. Access to the internet using a device/computer with a camera and microphone (most laptops, iPads or similar device have these). You will need to leave your camera on during the entire class.

      2. You will need to have a quiet spot from which to participate (no distractions in the background, please).

      3. You will take the pre and post-tests online, too, so be mindful of the screen size.

      4. You will be emailed information about Zoom “practice sessions” and we recommend that you attend one practice to learn how we plan to use zoom for these classes.

      5. The day before the classes you will be emailed a zoom link to access the class.

      6. Access to the pretest is open 15 minutes prior to the start of class. Pre-test and post-test links are provided in class. Materials are emailed after everyone has completed the pretest.

      7. If you are taking Public Purchasing Classes to earn your Chief Procurement Officer designation or to recertify your CPO designation, you will need to provide a photo ID or the final test on Friday - more information will be given during class.

      8. If you are taking recertification classes for Chief Procurement Officer (CPO), please login to your NM EDGE Student Record and double check your contact information including your mailing address, CPO number, and phone number (all are required in the report we provide to State Purchasing).

      9. If you are seeking recertification for your Chief Procurement Officer designation through State Purchasing and are not able to participate in a live online class during the quarter that your certification expires, you can request a temporary waiver from State Purchasing (see the State Purchasing Division website for the Director's statement about this).

      10. If you do not feel you are able to participate in these classes with the requirements as specified, you may remove yourself from the classes by logging in to your student account and clicking remove.

    Please contact us with questions or concerns by emailing nmedge@nmsu.edu. We are teleworking so calling our office will delay our response to you.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and for your ongoing commitment to Better Government through Education.

    Sincerely,

    Your NM EDGE Team



    It's official! NM EDGE/NM CPM has earned accreditation to 2023!

    Thank you to NCPMC, NM EDGE Team, our NM Public Service Partners on our Advisory Board, our Public Servant Students, our Public Service Practitioner Instructors, and NM Cooperative Extension Service!




    Helpful Tip Sheets



    Our Team

    • Jeanine Eden, Interim Program Director
    • Chantel Barton, Sr. Fiscal Assistant
    • Corinna Cogburn, Program Coordinator
    • Esther Fichtelberg, Program Coordinator

    The NM EDGE (Albuquerque)
    NMSU ABQ Center
    Building K at CNM's Montoya Campus Montgomery at Morris
    (in collaboration with CNM)
    Phone: (575) 646-0314
    Email: nmedge@nmsu.edu