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(A) The township permits the employment of qualified relatives of officials and employees.
(B) For purposes of this policy, RELATIVE is defined as the following, including in-law, step or adopted relations:
(5) Grandparent, grandchild;
(6) Aunt, uncle; and
(7) First cousin, niece, nephew.
(C) The Personnel Officer is responsible for, and will exercise sound business judgment in the placement of related employees in accordance with the following guidelines.
(1) Relatives are permitted to work in the same facility, provided no direct reporting, supervisory or management relationship exists. No employee is permitted to work within the chain of command or supervision of a relative such that one relative’s work responsibilities, salary, discipline or career progress could be influenced by the other relative.
(2) No relatives are permitted to work in the same department or any other positions in which the Township Board or Personnel Officer believes an inherent conflict of interest may exist.
(3) Employees who marry while employed are treated in accordance with these guidelines. If, in the opinion of the Township Board or Personnel Officer, a conflict or apparent conflict arises as a result of the marriage, one of the employees will be transferred at the earliest practical time.
(D) An applicant for township employment shall notify the township on the application for employment, and a current employee shall notify the Township Board or Personnel Officer, in writing if a relationship identified in this policy exists.
(Board and Administrative Policies Manual, § 5.10)