In some cases, a concern over conflict of interest may arise involving other close relatives - such as aunts, uncles, cousins, or relatives by marriage.
In any case, when employees are unsure about a potential conflict, they should fully disclose the circumstances in writing to their supervisor.
Consensual sexual relationships are prohibited between a student and an employee who is in a position to exercise power or authority over that student.
Efforts by employees to initiate these relationships are also prohibited.
Supervisors may approve non-routine visits that do not interfere with an employee's ability to perform his/her work functions or the productivity of a work unit.
Of course, warnings about the dangers of workplace dating and office hookups are nothing new.
If a relationship is deemed to be inappropriate under these guidelines, the appropriate department head or next level of administrator, after consultation with the EAD and a Human Resources Consultant will take appropriate action.
Actions taken may include, but are not limited to, an agreed upon transfer, a change in shift, a change in reporting structure, the Performance Management process or discharge.
These relationships, even if consensual, may ultimately result in conflict or difficulties in the workplace.
If such a relationship currently exists or develops, it must be disclosed: C. When employees interact with students, staff are in a position of trust and power.