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Email: hr@wju.edu
Phone: 1-304-243-8152

Employment: Nepotism

Date approved:
June 2011
Approved by:
William Rickle, S.J.
Date to be reviewed:
June 2016
Reviewed by:
Director of Human Resources
Date revised:
June 2015
Revision number:
Compliance Committee:
As Scheduled

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Wheeling Jesuit University does not provide special consideration in employment to relatives of current employees.


2.1 Qualified Candidates
The University strives to employ the most qualified individuals available for all positions. The University does not consider family relationship as a disqualifying factor for any type of position since employment depends exclusively on the comparative qualifications of the applicant. Situations where family relationships create a supervisor - subordinate relationship or where a family member can either directly or indirectly influence the employment of or compensation of an employee are not permitted.

2.2 Reporting Relationships

  1. The University may offer employment to the spouse, child, sibling, parent, or parent-in-law of a current employee or student; however, the employee may not work in the same department, report directly or indirectly to, or supervise, family members.
  2. The University realizes that situations may arise where consensual relationships develop between consenting employees. When such a relationship develops between a supervisor and a subordinate, the University reserves the right to take appropriate action, in its discretion, to protect the interests of the University, which may include transfer, alternative supervisory or evaluative arrangements, or dismissal of one or both parties.


The Director of Human Resources, in conjunction with the President of the University, has the authority to approve changes or exceptions to this policy at any time with or without notice, provided such changes are in compliance with legal or regulatory requirements and other policy guidelines.


Harassment Policy


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