DIXIE STATE COLLEGE OF UTAH

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL


Section: 3-Faculty

Policy No: 15

Approved: 9/2/95

Policy: EMPLOYMENT OF RELATIVES

3-15 EMPLOYMENT OF RELATIVES

15.1 "Family", for this policy's purposes, is defined as: fathers, mothers, wives, husbands, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, first cousins, fathers-in-law, mothers-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, daughters-in-law, or sons-in-law.

15.2 In compliance with Annotated Utah Code 52-3-1, Dixie State College prohibits an employee from supervising, employing, appointing or voting for the appointment of members of his or her family, when the salary, wages, pay or compensation of such an appointee is to be paid out of College funds.

15.3 Subordinate supervisors may not employ family members of their superiors.

15.4 Supervisors may not employ two individuals of the same family to positions for which the supervisor is responsible.

15.5 Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the President.

15.5.1 Exceptions must be requested in writing and submitted to the President, explaining the family relationship, and the reasons for the exception. This request must be approved before the family member can be hired.

15.5.2 If an exception is approved, the Human Resource Director, under the direction of the President, will write a memorandum of understanding as to the relationship's effect on salary and classification determination, how performance appraisals and promotions will be handled, and how general supervision will be accomplished.

15.5.2.1 When exceptions are granted every effort is to be made to maintain the integrity of the process.

15.5.3 Special consideration will be given in the case of tandem teams of faculty or staff personnel involving husband/wife combinations where the employment of both offers a unique academic program advantage.

15.5.4 According to Board of Regent Policy, the President's spouse will be hired to perform related duties for the College at one dollar per year.

15.5.5 Exceptions to this policy may be made for temporary work assignments, which are not under direct supervision by a relative, with notification to the Human Resource Office.

15.6 In the event a pre-existing relationship is discovered or a new family relationship develops among employees, a memorandum of understanding will be written by the Human Resource Director, under the direction of the President, delineating how salary and classification will be determined, how performance appraisals and promotions will be handled, and how general supervision will be accomplished.