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Policy 205 - Employment of Family Members

205. Employment of Family Members


Employment decisions are based on individual merit, and the University will consider employment of family members in the same or different departments. However, individuals may not supervise family members, supervise persons directly supervising family members, or participate in employment decisions concerning a family member.


For purposes of this policy, a family member is defined as any person related by blood, adoption, marriage, living in the same household, or people in relationships together. This policy applies to newly hired employees and to current employees who have changes in relationships (marrying another employee, for example), or changes in work assignments.

A University employee may not directly supervise a family member. If a situation occurs where family members are employed in the same work area or reporting line (but one does not directly supervise the other or the other’s immediate supervisor), each family member must arrange to be relieved from processes concerning any other family member such as:


The employee is responsible for complying with this policy when involved in employment decisions concerning a family member. All employees must inform Human Resources of potential or existing situations concerning employment of a family member.


Contact Human Resources if you have questions or if you would like more information about this policy.

Policy Approved: October 23, 1998

Last Updated: October 28, 1998

Last Reviewed: June 30 2022

Maintainer: Human Resources

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