Hamilton College Policies
Employment of Relatives Policy
Spouses and relatives of employees are encouraged to explore employment opportunities with the College and will be considered on the basis of professional criteria and qualifications for specified positions. At the same time, we recognize the sensitive nature of having family members employed by the same institution. In an effort to ensure fair and equitable treatment of all employees, situations where the possibility of favoritism or conflicts of interest might exist will not be allowed. The employment of two individuals of the same family is permissible, but under no circumstances may they be placed in a line of supervision resulting in one relative supervising the activities of, or having management decisions over, another relative. This policy applies to all classifications of employees, including temporary and part-time.
For purposes of administering this policy, a relative is considered to be a spouse or domestic partner, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, or grandchild, and may also include -in-law, nephew, niece, cousin, aunt or uncle.