The following are commonly asked questions regarding the Employment of Relatives Policy. Please click on the question to be directed to the relevant policy section.
The University of Puget Sound (the “university”) allows the simultaneous employment of more than one member of the same family or household. University employment of more than one member of the same immediate family or household is handled in such a way as to avoid conflicts of interest or potential conflicts of interest.
For purposes of this policy, “immediate family” includes a staff member’s spouse or domestic partner; siblings or siblings-in-law; parents, legal guardians, stepparents or parents-in-law; grandparents; children; and grandchildren.
The following are examples of situations where employment of more than one member of the same immediate family or household may be limited:
In some cases, a concern over conflict of interest may arise involving other close relatives such as aunts, uncles, cousins, or relatives by marriage or unrelated persons who share housing with a staff member. In these cases, a staff member should fully disclose the circumstances in writing to his or her supervisor. Such circumstances should be addressed on a case-by-case basis in consultation with Human Resources.
Employment of relatives may be permitted on a case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of the university.
Origination date: January 2012