The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance for the hiring of persons who may be related to or household members of faculty or staff of the College or members of the Board of Trustees for the College.
Lower Columbia College strives to attract and retain the best individuals for each employment opportunity and follow ethics laws related to conflicts of interest. Family relationships shall not be used as the basis or a factor in granting or denying rights, privileges, or benefits of regular job status with the following exceptions, which are bona fide occupational qualifications as described under RCW 49.60.180, WAC 162-12-140, WAC 162-16-240, and WAC 162-16-250.
Employees will not advocate for or hire members of their family/household. Employees may not serve on the selection committee for a position in which their family/household member is interviewing. Employees are expected to exercise good judgment in identifying potential conflicts of interest related to family members that are not included as part of this policy (i.e. aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, cousins). Employees will inform HR of any potential conflicts of interest related to their involvement in the recruitment process.
Members of the same family/household may not:
|Resource/Reference/Procedure||Title (if applicable)||Unit Responsibility|
|RCW 49.60.180||Unfair practices of employers||VP of HR and Legal Affairs|
|WAC 162-12-140||Pre-employment inquiries||VP of HR and Legal Affairs|
|WAC 162-16-240||Bona fide occupational qualification||VP of HR and Legal Affairs|
|WAC 162-16-250||Discrimination because of marital status||VP of HR and Legal Affairs|