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Employment of Family Members

Policy No.: 2-11 This policy applies to:
Policy Name: Employment of Family Members

Non-exempt staff
Effective Date: 08/01/04

Exempt staff
Revised: 08/01/08 



Loyola University New Orleans does not exercise a preference nor discriminate in favor of, or against, the employment of an employee’s immediate family member. An applicant's qualifications and suitability prevail and shall be the deciding factor in the selection and appointment of successful candidates. Accordingly, members of the same family may be selected for positions within the University when it has been determined that they are the most qualified candidates for the position.*

An immediate family member may not be employed in a department under the supervision of an immediate relative who has or may have a direct effect on the individual’s progress, performance, or welfare.

An immediate family member is defined as the employee’s spouse or significant other, parent, step-parent or guardian, child or step-child, sibling or step-sibling, grandparent or grandchild, and parents-in-law, grandparents-in-law and siblings-in-law. An employee is any person receiving payment from the University for services rendered including student employees, work-study students and faculty.

This policy applies to new employees, current employees, and employees who have changes in relationships or work assignments while employed.


Employees should inform their Supervisor and Human Resources of potential or existing situations concerning employment of a family member.

* Note: Because of the nature and sensitivity of duties involved and potential conflicts of interest, the University will not employ family members of the Internal Auditor, the Human Resources Director, or the University Police Chief.