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170.00 NEPOTISM

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

Efforts will be made when filling a vacant position to avoid hiring relatives within the same department. 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 for a position which would require one relative to supervise, evaluate or discipline the other.

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, parent, father-in-law, mother-in-law, step-parent, step-child, grandparent, grandchild, sister, brother, sister/brother-in-law, son/daughter-in-law.

Because of the dependence on part-time faculty for delivery of instructional programs, they are excluded from this policy.  Any other exceptions to this policy would require written approval from Administration, which approval shall not be exercised in a discriminatory fashion but shall be based entirely on the immediate needs, requirements and availability of help dictated by the circumstances of the particular department involved at the time.

This provision shall not apply to any person who has been regularly employed by the College prior to the adoption of this policy or to any person who has been regularly employed by the College prior to the election or appointment of a new Board member to whom the person is related. As those positions are vacated, hiring will be done in accordance with the above policy.

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