Office of the Provost

Employment of Relatives (Nepotism)

This policy is designed to ensure that the University employs the most qualified, specialized, and technically competent individuals for faculty, administrative, and service positions. Hence, the University does not consider family relationship a disqualifying factor, but bases employment on the comparative qualifications of the applicant, provided that no supervisor is in a position to approve or determine the outcome of hiring, salary, promotion, or employment decisions, as these decisions may relate to members of his or her family. No special consideration is given to relatives of current employees, nor should University personnel attempt to use their influence in hiring decisions related to their own family members.

The Provost is responsible for administering this policy with respect to faculty. The Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources is responsible for administering this policy with respect to non-faculty personnel.