OverviewI. This procedure sets forth guidelines covering the employment of members of the same immediate family or household at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
II. The essential and basic employment policy of the Institution
is to hire the best qualified person available for a particular
position. If conscientiously followed, this policy will in itself
insure that ALL job applicants are considered impartially, and
that the funds entrusted to the Institution are spent as wisely
as possible. In no case will a job be created just to provide
employment for a particular individual.
III. In selecting new personnel and in evaluating our employees, it is necessary for certain individuals at the Institution to judge the performance of other individuals. If family and/or other personal relationships are involved, it is difficult to make objective, unbiased judgments. So that individuals at the Institution shall not be placed in the position of having to make evaluations of members of their own immediate families or household, the following policies are effective and will apply to all employees.
A. No person employed by the Institution shall work directly for or under the general supervision of another member of his/her immediate family or household, even though one or more levels removed.IV. For the purpose of this procedure:
A. Immediate family includes husband and wife; son and daughter (including stepchildren), grandchild, son-in-law and daughter-in-law; parent (including stepparent), grandparent, father-in-law, and mother-in-law; and bother and sister (including stepbrother and stepsister), brother-in-law and sister-in-law.
Should you require assistance in the interpretation of this procedure, please contact your Human Resources Representative.