Related Policies and Additional References:
It may be deemed a conflict of interest in employment at the University for an employee to serve in a direct supervisory capacity over a relative or dependent, or in a situation where influence could be exerted on decisions concerning the status of their employment, promotion, or compensation. For the purposes of this policy, “relative” shall be deemed to be any person within the second degree of consanguinity (blood relation) or affinity and “dependent” shall be defined as provided in Section 152 of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Should a University employee serve in a direct supervisory capacity over a relative or dependent, the Vice President of the department shall appoint another supervisor member to evaluate said relative or dependent.
With respect to future hiring beyond the date of the handbook revision (Jan 2020) that incorporated these changes, it is prohibited for relatives and/or dependents to work within the same department, division or office as it may be deemed a conflict of interest.