Nepotism Policy

I. Purpose

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.

II. Policy

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.

III. Definitions

Last updated Oct. 23, 2012