Section VI - Employment Matters

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Employment Process - Employment of Relatives

To state the College's policy regarding employment of relatives

It is the policy of Randolph Community College that present and prospective employees shall be evaluated on the basis of individual merit, without respect to race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, political affiliation, status as a covered veteran, or any other group legally protected in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, or any other factors not involving professional qualifications and performance. In accordance with the policy principle, the following restrictions are adopted to avoid the possibility of favoritism based on family relationships for all employees of the College:

  1. 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 person of such family relationship supervising another closely related person or having a substantial influence over employment salary or wages, or other management or personnel actions pertaining to the close relative.
  2. "Closely related" is defined to mean mother, father, brother, sister, son, daughter, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law,  daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, grandmother, grandfather, grandson, granddaughter, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, husband, wife, first cousin, step-parent, step-child, step-brother, step-sister, guardian or ward.
  3. 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.


Adopted: 04/15/1999

Revised: 09/19/2013