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The University of Kansas adheres to the Board of Regents policy that governs the employment of relatives and other household members of individuals employed by the University.

Applies to: 

Appointments and evaluations of faculty, unclassified staff, or University Support Staff who are family members or household members of other University of Kansas employees

Policy Statement: 

According to Board of Regents policy (II.C.2.b.v),

If a person is in a position which requires an evaluation or a personnel decision such as those concerning admission, academic evaluation, appointment, performance evaluations, retention, promotion, discipline, tenure or salary of a family member or a member of such person's household, such condition shall be deemed a conflict of interest and that person shall not participate in such a decision, and that person shall not participate in any group or body which is considering any such decision.  Persons may be appointed to classified or unclassified, including University Support Staff, positions without regard to family relationship to or living arrangements with other members of faculty or staff so long as the personnel processes are conducted and decisions are made in compliance with this provision as well as institutional and Board policies.


Human Resource Management
University of Kansas
Carruth O'Leary Hall
1246 West Campus Road
Lawrence, KS 66045

Approved by: 
Kansas Board of Regents
Approved on: 
Friday, November 20, 1981
Effective on: 
Friday, November 20, 1981
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
Change History: 

08/22/2019: Updated Contact section.
06/27/2017: Updated KBOR language
05/09/2016: Updated KBOR Links.
05/04/2016: Removed "classified" wording and updated to "unclassified positions". Added link to Consenting Relationships Policy in Related Other section.
04/02/2015: Fixed broken links to Board of Regents Policy Manual.
12/17/2014: Fixed broken links to Board of Regents Policy Manual.
12/09/2014: Policy formatting cleanup (e.g., bolding, spacing).
10/29/2014: Updated links to Board of Regents Policy Manual to direct to specific section mentioned.
05/20/2013: Updated contact information.
10/17/1991: Updated.
11/20/1981: Approved by the Board of Regents.

Academic Categories: 
Academic Work & Evaluations
Personnel: Faculty/Academic Staff Categories: 
Conflicts of Interest
Personnel: Staff Categories: 
Conflicts of Interest

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