Employment of Relatives
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Murray State University
POLICY NUMBER: II F
SUBJECT: EMPLOYMENT OF RELATIVES
APPLIES TO: FACULTY, STAFF, AND STUDENTS
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 1993
REVISED FROM: February 17, 1990
EMPLOYMENT OF RELATIVES
No University employee may recommend the employment of his/her child, spouse, sibling or other close relative in his/her immediate area of supervision. This policy applies to all University employees and student employees on University Student Employment; College Work-Study; or federal, state, and institutional grants.
If any family relationship in employment is created by marriage, transfer, promotion, reorganization, etc., or was in existence prior to the effective date of the University's first policy on nepotism (June 6, 1970), the arrangement will not violate this policy; however, the supervisor may not make decisions regarding employment, promotion, pay, assignment, or working conditions of a member of his/her family. In such instances, final decisions will be referred to the next higher level of authority.
There may be times when it is in the best interests of the University to hire a relative on a temporary basis, thereby creating an intra-family, supervisor-employee relationship. Such an appointment should not exceed eighteen (18) months. However, in such cases there must be written justification from the dean/director and appropriate vice president and approval by the President prior to the relative commencing employment. All such appointments must be individually approved by the Board of Regents.