SUNY Oneonta
 
 


Nepotism

 
 

Nepotism is defined for these purposes as the making by an employee of any official employment decision concerning a member of the employee's immediate family. Immediate family is defined as spouses, children, stepchildren, parents, siblings, in-laws, nieces, nephews or anyone else related by blood, marriage or adoption. Nepotism is prohibited. 

1.) No individual shall be a part of any official employment decision concerning a member of his or her immediate family. An employment decision includes, but is not limited to, the screening of applications or resumes, telephone interviews, on-campus interviews, reference checks, hiring, promotion, tenure, demotion, transfer, layoff, conditions of work, compensation and selection for training.

2.) No employee may be the immediate supervisor of an immediate family member. In such case, the immediate family member will be supervised by the next level supervisor.

3.) Any questions about this policy should be referred to the Director of Human Resources for resolution.