PRP 6830 - Nepotism Policy

Issued by: Robert J. Parrish, V.P. for Administration
Effective Date: 11/19/86


It is the policy of Bloomsburg University not to discriminate against any candidate for employment on the basis of family status. Specifically, there shall be no discrimination against members of the immediate family regarding concurrent employment at the University. For the purpose of this policy, immediate family member is defined as husband, wife, child, parent, parent-in-law, sister-in-law, sister, brother, brother-in-law, aunt, uncle, stepparent, niece, nephew, or stepchild.

In the interest of maintaining an open and bias-free recruitment and selection process, as well as avoiding potential conflicts of interest, discrimination, and other possible improprieties in hiring practices, it is also the policy of Bloomsburg University that no employee of the Institution may serve on a search and screen committee or otherwise directly participate in the hiring process which involves a member of the employee's immediate family.

Further, this policy also prohibits the evaluation and discourages the direct supervision of an employee's performance by a member of the evaluated employee's immediate family. Since all employees of the Institution are to receive performance evaluations, alternate means will be used to ensure the evaluation process is appropriately completed.

In the event that any provision of this Policy is found to be inconsistent with labor agreements, statutes, ordinance, rules or regulations governing Bloomsburg University, the provisions of such labor agreements, statutes, ordinance, rules or regulations shall prevail.