The Nepotism policy is intended to mirror Section 15.160 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, Ethics in Government which include a prohibition against nepotism in the workplace.
No local official or employee shall be the immediate supervisor, or that supervisor’s immediate supervisor, of a related person. The Human Resources Department will work with the affected related persons to resolve violations of this provision that exist because of existing supervisory relationships.
A local official or employee of the city shall not influence or attempt to influence the hiring, transfer, suspension, promotion, discharge, reward, discipline, or the adjustment of grievances of a related person.
A local official or employee of the city shall not influence, or attempt to influence the awarding of a city contract to a related person. No local official or employee shall be responsible for managing a city contract with a related person.
A. Related person shall mean a person in a marital relationship, a domestic partner relationship or other committed relationship with a local official or employee, or in a significant familial relationship with a local official or employee.
B. Significant familial relationship means:
1. By blood or adoption: parent, child, grandparent, grandchild brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, first cousin.
2. By marriage: husband, wife, stepparent, stepchild, stepbrother, stepsister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece. Divorce terminates a significant familial relationship by marriage.
Last updated Oct. 23, 2012