Nepotism Policy

Policy Number
Board of Trustees
Date Approved
Effective Date
Responsible Division
Human Resources
1C SBCCC 200.98

The College shall not employ two or more persons concurrently who are closely related by blood or marriage in positions which would result in one family member supervising another family member or having a substantial influence over employment, salary, transfer, promotion, performance evaluation, or other related management or personnel considerations.

With respect to the concurrent service of closely related persons within the same academic department or other comparable college subdivision of employment, neither relative shall be permitted, either individually or as a member of a committee, to participate in the evaluation of the other relative.

Definition of Terms:

  1. Closely related family members include wife, husband, mother, father, brother, sister, son, daughter, grandmother, grandfather, grandson, granddaughter, and step-, half-, or in-law relations of this same list. Employment restrictions might also include others living within the employee’s household or otherwise so closely identified with the employee as to suggest the potential for difficulty in the employment relationship.
  2. Employment shall include permanent, temporary, or contractual basis.