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


Employment: Nepotism


SECTION: HR - Employment NEXT REVIEW DATE: June 2017
APPROVED: June 2011 REVIEWER: Director of Human Resources
APPROVED BY: William C. Rickle, S.J. REVISION DATE: June 2016
  REVISION NUMBER: 3

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1.0 PURPOSE

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

2.0 POLICY STATEMENT

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.

2.2 Reporting relationships

2.2.1 The University may offer employment to a spouse, child, sibling, parent, child-in-law, or parent-in-law of a current employee; however, situations where such 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.

2.2.2 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.

3.0 AUTHORIZATION

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.

4.0 ATTACHMENTS

Harassment Policy

 



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