Policy 219: Nepotism

Category: Personnel
Covered Individuals: All CEI Employees
Approved: 2019-12-11

219.1 POLICY

CEI hires individuals based solely on their qualifications and ability to carry out the duties of the available position. The following guidelines relate to the hiring, supervision and instruction of individuals whose familiar relationship with existing employees may create an actual or apparent conflict of interest. This policy applies to all employees and prospective employees of CEI.



No employee of CEI shall hire, supervise or otherwise exercise discretion concerning another employee who is a person related by family, marriage or domestic partnership.

No employee of CEI may appoint, employ, or unduly influence the appointment or employment of any person(s) related by family, marriage or domestic partnership to any position, employment, or duty at CEI.

CEI permits the employment of a qualified person related by family, marriage, or domestic partnership to a current employee so long as:

Persons related by family, marriage or domestic partnership are permitted to work in the same department, provided:

Academic or Related Supervision of Persons Related By Family, Marriage Or Domestic Partnership

Persons related to students by family, marriage or domestic partnership (as defined by this policy) are permitted to act as instructors, lecturers, advisors, mentors, provided:

Appropriate actions may include but are not limited to: appointment of a qualified alternative instructor or evaluator to the position of authority.

Employees and students who become related by family, marriage or domestic partnership while employed at or attending CEI, shall be treated in accordance with these guidelines. Thus, if in the sole opinion of CEI, a conflict arises as a result of the relationship, CEI may take immediate action to address the conflict pursuant to applicable policy.

Any employee who violates this policy will be subject to corrective action, up to and including termination of employment.

Download Policy

Careers / Payroll / HR

(208) 535-5495/5303
Fax (208) 525-7303

   CEI Job Openings