||Staffing: Employment of Relatives
||Date of Present Issue:||
||Date of Previous Issues:
01/79, 11/81, 03/87, 06/87, 02/92
- Effective February 1, 1993, and for employees hired after such date, concurrent
employment of immediate family members in a department shall be prohibited
when one member is in the supervisory chain of command of the other.
- Family members shall be defined as the spouse of a staff member, as well
as the daughter, son, mother, father, sister, brother of the staff member,
or of the staff member's spouse; or son-in-law, daughter-in-law, aunt, uncle,
niece, nephew, step-parent, step-child.
- To avoid any suggestions of favoritism, staff members will not be placed
in a direct supervisory role over members of their family nor shall individuals,
not covered by the Educational Support Personnel MEA/NEA collective bargaining
agreement, be appointed into positions which result in a supervisory relation
with a relative herein defined.
- Staff members should neither initiate nor participate in institutional
decisions involving a direct benefit to members of their families (i.e.,
initial appointment, retention, promotion, salary, leave of absence, etc.)
- This policy does not apply to the employment of students, temporary employees,
and adjunct appointments to the faculty.
- Exceptions to this policy will require prior approval of the President
of the University. Exceptions involving the President must be approved by
the Board of Regents.
Rationale: The above policy is intended to strengthen the University's
position regarding the employment of relatives. Rather than just prohibiting
the employment of relatives in a direct supervisory relationship, this policy
prohibits employment of relatives throughout the entire chain of command. Regardless
of whether the relatives work in a direct supervisor/employee relationship
or have supervisor(s) between their positions, management decisions could impact
the relative. The University wishes to avoid potential conflicts of interest.
The conditions outlined herein shall apply also if two employees become related
through marriage after they are employed.
Approved by the Board of Regents on 03/25/93.