The employment of relatives of current
employees is permitted if there are no conflicts of interest.An employee who appoints, re-appoints, or
confirms appointments/re-appointments, approves changes in status, evaluates
performance for salary increments, promotes or dismisses, may not hire,
supervise, or manage relatives in the same unit.
Relatives include persons within the
third degree of consanguinity (blood), within the second degree of affinity
(marriage), and sole domestic partners (unmarried).Relatives within the third degree parents,
children, grandparents, siblings, grandchildren, great-grandparents, uncles,
aunts, nephews, nieces, and great- grandchildren.Relatives within the second degree include
spouses or sole domestic partners and their parents, grandparents, and
siblings, and an employee's son, daughter-in-law, and grandchild's spouse.This policy also includes relatives of the
employee residing in the employee's household.
If an employee with supervisory
responsibilities is to be appointed to a unit employing a person who is related
as described above, the supervising Vice President or CEO will determine the
potential for conflict prior to offering employment.If the person is hired, the related person
employee may not participate in any personnel activities concerning that
individual.No individual involved in a
hiring decision shall give preference to an applicant because the applicant is
related to a current employee.
Employees must notify supervisors
within days of any current relative at Employer ABC
as described above and must communicate future change in relatedness with
another employee (i.e.marriage,
divorce, or separation) within days of occurrence.