Employment of Relatives

Effective Date: 06/01/95

Purpose:

To prevent conflict of interest in decision-making due to factors of kinship in reporting relationships.

Policy:

Employment of relatives is permitted; however, no employees shall be placed in a position which involves supervision of the job performance or work activities of his or her relative.

Should marriage subsequent to employment result in an employee directly supervising the job performance or work activities of a relative, that situation must be remedied by either an intradepartmental or interdepartmental transfer of at least one of the employees. Should this not be possible other appropriate action must be taken to remedy the situation.

For the purpose of this policy "relative" shall mean a parent, foster parent, parent-in-law, child, spouse, brother, foster brother, sister, foster sister, grandparent, grandchild, son-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, or any other family member living in the same household.

Last updated 20 July 2000

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