300-09
NEPOTISM

Department: PERSONNEL

Effective Date:    11-1-1982

Supersedes:    

Prepared by:    J. McFarland

Approved by:    Barbara Shinpoch

1.0 PURPOSE:

To establish policy for the employment of immediate relatives in order to assure the reality and appearance of fairness in the best interest of the city.

2.0 ORGANIZATIONS AFFECTED:

All departments/divisions.

3.0 REFERENCES:

WAC 162-16-250.

4.0 POLICY:

It is the city's policy that immediate relatives will not be employed in permanent positions where:

1.    One relative would have the authority to supervise, appoint, remove, discipline, or evaluate the performance of the other.

2.    One relative would be responsible for auditing the work of the other.

3.    Other circumstances exist which would place the relatives in a situation of actual or reasonably forseeable conflict between the city's interest and their own.

5.0 DEFINITIONS:

5.1    Immediate Family: Includes spouse, child, parent, parent-in-law, brother or sister, grandparents, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, or grandchildren. This policy shall also apply to persons related by blood or marriage residing in an employee's home.

6.0 PROCEDURE:

Not applicable.