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Employment of Relatives

Effective Date May 1, 2016

Applicable Employee Classes:

All Florida Tech Employees

Revised Date:

January 2018

Approved by:

Dr. T. Dwayne McCay, President

8.5 Employment of Relatives

Policy

The university welcomes the opportunity to discuss employment opportunities with your relatives. If qualified relatives are employed, every effort will be made to avoid situations in which the question of favoritism might arise. This policy also applies to matters involving promotions or transfers.

Definitions

A relative is defined as a spouse, domestic partner, parent, child, sibling, mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law and grandparent, or grandchild of the employee. Relatives also include relationships arising out of marriage, such as stepchild or stepparent.

A supervisor is a staff or faculty member who oversees, directs or evaluates the work of others.

Faculty

Faculty members who are married or domestic partners of another faculty member may be employed within the same department as long as there is not a supervisory relationship. Any relative other than a spouse or domestic partner will not be hired within the same department, nor in a different department if the hire would create a supervisory relationship or conflict of interest.

Staff

Relatives of staff will not be hired within the same department, nor in a different department if the hire would create a supervisory relationship or a conflict of interest.

Executives

Relatives are not permitted to be hired in any circumstance when associated with a Vice President or executive level position.

Any exceptions to this policy must be approved by the University President. Violations of this policy are subject to disciplinary or other corrective actions, up to and including dismissal.