Rice University Resources Policy No.
APPLIES TO ALL RICE UNIVERSITY FACULTY AND STAFF
Rice University seeks to foster an environment where people are treated with
respect and trust. Employment of family members may be problematic because such
situations can create a conflict of interest, an appearance of favoritism, and
increased potential for a hostile work environment. Because of these concerns,
the University is sensitive to circumstances in which relatives of employees
might be hired, transferred, or promoted to positions where one relative might
have influence over any of the following: a relative's employment, performance
review, salary administration, promotion, or other employment-related decisions.
Further, employment of relatives in the same department is generally
If a relationship develops during the course of employment that
would violate this policy, the University will work with the
individuals involved to resolve the situation. In all cases, the
needs of the University determine the resolution. The responsible
supervisor should take measures in consultation with the
appropriate dean/vice president and the director of Human
Resources. If an approved employment relationship exists where
individuals work together in the same department, evaluation and
recommendations concerning performance and/or salary will be
accomplished at the next higher level of supervision.
The University requires full disclosure of any relationship as
defined below to Human Resources at the time of employment or at
any time that it occurs in the course of employment.
Relationships covered by this policy include: spouse, spousal
equivalents, parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, children,
grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, and relatives by
- See also:
- Promotion and Transfer
- No. 414-93,1/01/93
- No. 419-93, 5/0l/93