Nepotism Policy 423.01

Johnson County Community College
Series: 400 Personnel
Section: Employee Conduct and Performance

It is the policy of Johnson County Community College to employ and retain the best qualified people available without bias.

No employee or trustee shall participate in or influence the recruiting, hiring, evaluation, promotion or disciplinary proceeding of a member of his/her immediate family, nor shall any employee be hired who would have a member of the immediate family provide direct supervision or have line staff authority over a direct supervisor of that employee. No person who is an immediate family member of a trustee shall be hired as a full-time employee of the college. This prohibition on employment shall not apply to persons who were employees of the college on a full-time basis on October 25, 1995.

If two employees become related during their employment at the college and such relationship violates the provisions of this policy, one of the employees must be reassigned. The college will make every effort to accommodate this reassignment, but if that is not possible, one employee must end employment at the college.

For purposes of this policy, immediate family shall mean the spouse, child, father, mother, father-in-law, mother-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, sister, brother, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, son-in-law, or daughter-in-law.

This policy shall apply to all full- and part-time and/or temporary employees. However, the prohibition on the employment of members of the immediate family of a trustee shall apply only to full-time positions.

Date of Adoption:
Revised: 10/25/1995, 05/02/1996