Nepotism Policy revision

The Nepotism Policy, 1.25 has been revised as of April 29, 2024, to further emphasize that employees are selected for positions based on job-related qualifications and not relationship by family or marriage.

The updated policy clarifies that no employee can use their position to influence – either directly or indirectly – the hiring process for a family member. Examples of indirect influences are provided in the Ohio Ethics Law FAQ, which is included in the policy.

If a possible conflict of interest arises, an approved alternative agreement must be in place prior to the date of hire, promotion, transfer or appointment, and an updated form is available to help guide employees.

New hires, as well as promotions, transfers, and appointments, will not be approved when an alternative arrangement cannot be developed to eliminate a conflict of interest.

Employees should review the policy. More information about the revision is available in the Summary of Revisions document.

Additionally, consider taking a training offered by the Office of University Compliance and Integrity on the Outside Activities and Conflicts Policy, which incorporates the Ohio Ethics Law regarding conflicts of interest.

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