Employment of Relatives

Last Updated 01/03
Applies to Administrators, Staff, and Students
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The University welcomes the applications of employee relatives and will consider them based on qualifications for openings not under the direct or indirect supervision of a relative.

For the purposes of this provision, a “relative” is defined as a spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, grandchild, uncle, aunt, cousin, niece or nephew of the employee or of the employee’s spouse. Relatives also include “step” relationships such as stepchild and stepparent.

Due to operational needs, departments may implement more restrictive policies regarding the employment of relatives.

The University also has a policy on Consensual Relationships that addresses romantic and/or sexual relationships between employees.

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