||Definition and Application
For purposes of this policy, a family member is any person related by blood, adoption or marriage.
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 chain of command (but one does not directly supervise the other), each family member must arrange to be removed from processes concerning any other family member such as:
- evaluating the performance of the family member;
- considering the family member for reappointment, promotion or salary adjustment;
- approving a leave of absence for the family member; or
- participating in other decisions that present a possible conflict of interest or appearance of conflict of interest or impropriety (see Conflicts of Interest Policy).