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Staff Policy Handbook

Part II: Hiring Process

204 - Hiring of Relatives

For purposes of this policy, a relative is any person who is related by blood or marriage, within the fourth degree of the consanguinity or affinity absent the specific direction of the president, or whose relationship with the staff member is similar to that of persons who are related by blood or marriage. Appendix I defines degrees of consanguinity and affinity.

Relatives of persons currently employed by Drury University may not work within the same department unit. Drury University staff members cannot be transferred into such a reporting relationship. If the relative relationship is established after employment, the individuals concerned will decide who is to be transferred. If that decision is not made within 30 calendar days, management will decide.

In other cases where a conflict or the potential for a conflict arises, even if there is no supervisory relationship involved, the parties may be separated by reassignment or terminated from employment.

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