Employment of Relatives

POLICY STATEMENT

 

Delta State University has certain restrictions regarding the employment of a family member of a present employee and/or the appointment of a present employee to a new/different position where one family member would be in a supervisory position over the other family member.

 

DEFINITIONS

 

Employee: This generally includes faculty and staff employees who are working on paid appointments by the University. It generally excludes students or temporary employees. For specific information on who is considered an employee, contact the Human Resources Department.   

 

Family Member: Family member is defined as spouse, parent, step-parent, sibling, child, step-child, grandchild, grandparents, son- or daughter- in-law, mother- or father-in-law or brother- or sister-in-law. Child means a biological, adopted or foster child, or a child for whom the employee stands or stood in loco parentis.

 

PROCEDURES and RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The employment of a family member of a present employee or the appointment of a present employee to a new/different position is prohibited when such employment/ appointment would create a situation where one family member would be in a supervisory position over the other family member and/or influencing progress, performance, or welfare. An exception may be made to this policy, if the exception is approved in writing, through the chain of command to the appropriate Vice President, provided the subordinate employee’s supervision is formally transferred to a supervisory authority one or more levels above the supervisory family member employee, and, if all matters dealing with the subordinate employee’s progress, performance, welfare, assignment, salary, tenure, and promotion are in fact unaffected by the other family member’s employment or position.

 

RELATED DOCUMENTS

  • Board of Trustees Policies and Bylaws, Miss. Code Ann., Sec. 25-1-53 and 25-4-105
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