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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.

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