TAP No. 21: Employment of Relatives of University Employees



This policy applies to all University faculty and staff. 


The purpose of this policy is to establish standards for employment of relatives of University employees. 

I.  Overview

In order to avoid the stigma of favoritism or the appearance of impropriety in employment decision-making, relatives of employees by blood or marriage will be considered for University employment on the same basis as other non-related applicants except they will not be employed in a department where the applicant’s relative exercises direct supervisory, managerial, or administrative responsibility.

This will apply to full-time, part-time, temporary, or summer positions throughout the University. 

For summer or part-time positions only, relatives may be employed when a position has been posted and has not been filled by a qualified student or a person with superior credentials, and this fact has been confirmed by the Student Employment Coordinator as to students or the appropriate Dean or Department Head as to others.

Any exceptions to this policy must be approved by the appropriate Vice President or President.

II. Related Information

III. Violations

Violations of this policy will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and are subject to formal disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

IV. History

This policy was last updated in January 2000.

V. Ownership of Policy

Office of Human Resources