26. EMPLOYMENT OF RELATIVES
Family members (relatives) of current employees may be considered for employment if:
• The applicant meets the requirements of the position and successfully completes the application process; and
• The hiring of the applicant will not create an actual or perceived conflict of interest.
If the hiring of an employee’s family member (relative) creates an actual or perceived conflict of interest, one of the employees may be requested to transfer to another position, if an available job exists. If no suitable vacancy exists, one of the employees may be terminated.
Relatives will not be employed in positions in which actual or perceived conflicts of interest would be created.
On occasions when the relationship occurs after employment, management will determine the disposition of the affected employees. In situations such as described above, employees may be requested to transfer to other positions, if available jobs exist. As previously stated, if no suitable vacancy exists, one of the employees may be terminated.