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Date Approved:1-31-2006
Last Revision:1-31-2006
Last Reviewed:1-31-2006
Approved By:President
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To establish a policy pertaining to nepotism in the workplace.


All faculty and staff.


Northern Michigan University reaffirms its desire to create a work environment for all employees that is fair, humane, and responsible. This includes an environment which supports, nurtures, and rewards career goals on the basis of such relevant factors as ability and work performance. Furthermore, the University will not condone favoritism of individuals in the workplace due to family or cohabitation relationships.

Therefore, it is Northern Michigan University’s policy that faculty and staff should neither initiate nor participate in institutional decisions involving a direct benefit (initial appointment, retention, promotion, salary, leave of absence, etc.) to members of their immediate families or those with whom they live.