CHAPTER THREE: GENERAL EMPLOYMENT RULES AND PRACTICES

3.3 Employment of Relatives

We are pleased to consider qualified applicants who are related to employees. However, we will avoid employing relatives in the same department and/or under the supervision of a relative. "Relatives" are defined here as: parent, brother, sister, spouse, child, daughter/son-in-law, sister/brother-in-law, grandparent, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, and legal guardian. When two individuals in the same department marry, and if there is a question about supervision, security, safety or morale, or when potential conflicts of interest exist, one is expected to transfer or leave the college in keeping with this policy. Temporary employment is exempted from this policy.
Consistent with Board of Trustees policy related to conflicts of interest, the college will not hire a relative of a trustee unless 1) the appointment is necessary due to mission-critical needs and the lack of good alternatives; 2) there is prior approval in writing of the Board Chair and the College President; and 3) a written agreement details the manner in which conflicts of interest will be ameliorated.

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