Employment of Family Members

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Employment of immediate family members in situations where one family member has direct influence over the other's conditions of employment is not permitted. Immediate family for this purpose is defined as spouse, domestic partner, daughter, son, parent, grandparent, grandchild, sister, brother, mother in law, father in law, sister in law, brother in law, aunt, uncle, nieces, and nephews, including step relations.

In some cases, a concern over conflict of interest may arise involving other relatives such as relatives by marriage. In any case where you are unsure about a potential conflict, you should fully disclose the circumstances in writing to your supervisor.