Employment of Family Members

Stevenson University is committed to a policy of employment and advancement based on qualifications and merit, and does not discriminate in favor of or in opposition to the employment of relatives.

It is the policy of the University to prevent conflicts of interest and appearances of favoritism that result from the appointment, reappointment, and/or supervision of an employee by a close relative.

Supervision means the exercise of authority or responsibility with regard to appointment, reappointment, promotion, managing performance, work assignments, salary administration, termination or other terms and conditions of employment.

A close relative is an employee’s spouse, child (including stepchild), son-in-law and daughter-in-law, parents (including stepparents), father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother, sister (including stepbrother and stepsister), brother-in-law and sister-in-law, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, grandparent, or grandchild.

Disclosure Responsibility

Employees are required to fully disclose the existence of any relationship that may create a conflict of interest at the time of employment, or that develops at any time during employment. Failure to disclose such relationships could result in discipline and/or reassignment of the employees.

(Approved Feb. 2021)