Skip to Main Navigation | Skip to Content




University Policy Office

Shelly G. Gonzalez, Policy Officer
Administration 208
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4730
Fax: 660.543.8022
sgonzalez@ucmo.edu





Nepotism Policy
Board of Governors Policy 1.2.060
Approved by the Board of Governors on June 21, 2000

I. Purpose

The university upholds Article VII, Section 6 of the Missouri State Constitution, which provides that: any public officer or employee in this state who by virtue of his office or employment names or appoints to public office or employment any relative within the fourth degree, by consanguinity (blood) or affinity (marriage), shall thereby forfeit his office or employment.

II. Policy

Pursuant to the Missouri Constitution, no officer or employee may participate, either directly or indirectly, in a decision to appoint or hire an employee of the university, either part-time or full-time, who is related to such officer or employee within the fourth degree of consanguinity (blood) or affinity (marriage). Similarly, an employee may not supervise, either directly or indirectly, the work of another employee who is related within such fourth degree, unless the supervisory role is specifically approved by the president of the university. In the event that the president of the university is prohibited from acting on a personnel matter by the provision of this section, the procedures listed below shall apply.

III. Procedure

The president, vice president, and secretary of the Board of Governors will act as a committee of the Board of Governors with full authority to act on the board's behalf in all personnel matters in which the president of the university is prohibited from acting by the provisions of the policy above. This committee shall have all the authority normally delegated to the president of the university, and shall act in place of the president of the university, with respect to evaluation of applicants for initial hiring to position with the university, appointments, reappointments, assignments, reassignments, promotions, consideration for grant of tenure, and all disciplinary matters including, but not limited to, suspension and discharge. The usual and customary procedures and policies relating to these activities shall apply, except that this committee of the board shall perform the duties of the president of the university. This standing committee shall review the recommendations generated by the usual and customary procedures and policies and make its own independent determination as to whether such recommendations should be accepted. The president of the Board of Governors is authorized to carry out the determinations of the standing committee and to execute such documents and take such steps necessary for this purpose.

If an officer or employee other than the president of the university is prohibited from acting on a personnel matter by the provisions of this policy, the president of the university shall determine the proper course of action to avoid any violation of this policy.

Approved by the Board of Governors on June 21, 2000
Formatting updated August 1, 2007