505.0 Employment of Relatives


An employee of the College shall not directly initiate, participate in or influence College decisions involving a direct benefit to family relatives including but not limited to matters of initial employment, promotion, compensation, leave of absence, performance evaluation, discipline, termination and such.

An employee of the College shall not supervise, be supervised by, coordinate the work of or have work coordinated by a relative who is also employed by the College.


Relative is defined as any individual related by blood, marriage, or legal custody and shall include but not be limited to spouse, child, foster child, step child, parent, foster parent, current parent-in-law, grandparent, current grandparent-in-law, grandchild, daughter/ son-in-law, step-parent, brother, sister, brother/sister-in-law, niece, nephew, aunt, uncle, cousin and similar relatives of the employee’s spouse and any other relative of the employee.

Provisions of this policy shall also apply to similar relatives of an employee’s domestic partner and to any other individual living in an employee’s household including such individual’s relatives.

Pr-505.0.1 Whenever a supervisory relationship between relatives exists or arises within the workplace, staff from the Human Resources Department shall discuss the situation with the affected employees and the appropriate Vice President(s) and/or Director(s) and take appropriate steps to resolve the situation.
Policy Code Key
P Policy PR Procedure D Definition S Supplement

Content Owner: Donna Davis—ddavis@stchas.edu
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Date Issued:
Date Revised: 02/04