UNIVERSITY POLICY ON NEPOTISM

INITIATED: December 12, 2005

APPROVED: January 31, 2006  

PURPOSE

To establish a policy pertaining to nepotism in the workplace.

APPLICABILITY

All faculty and staff.

POLICY

Northern Michigan University reaffirms its desire to create a work environment for all employees that is fair, humane, and responsible. This includes an environment which supports, nurtures, and rewards career goals on the basis of such relevant factors as ability and work performance. Furthermore, the University will not condone favoritism of individuals in the workplace due to family or cohabitation relationships.

Therefore, it is Northern Michigan University’s policy that faculty and staff should neither initiate nor participate in institutional decisions involving a direct benefit (initial appointment, retention, promotion, salary, leave of absence, etc.) to members of their immediate families or those with whom they live.

REFERENCES

None.

INITIATING DEPARTMENT/DIVISION

Human Resources, ext. 2330 (Finance and Administration)

For implementing instructions, please click here: Nepotism Procedures