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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: July 2016

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


2.1 Definitions Family Member - A spouse, child, sibling, parent, child-in-law, or parent-in-law of a current employee

2.2 Qualified Candidates
The University strives to employ the most qualified individuals available for all positions. The University does not consider family relationship as an automatic disqualifying factor for any type of position since employment depends exclusively on the comparative qualifications of the applicant versus other applicants and the nature of the reporting relationship.

2.3 Reporting relationships

2.3.1 Employment relationships that result in a family member reporting to another family member (a supervisor - subordinate relationship) are not permitted; in addition, a family member cannot be in a position where he/she directly or indirectly influences the employment or compensation of another family member.

2.3.2 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.

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.


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