University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

114.000 Nepotism

The content of this page applies to UEA employees on the University of Minnesota, Duluth campus.


In selecting persons for employment, no restriction is placed on hiring persons related through affinity or consanguinity. However, conflict of interest must be avoided in making any employment related decision. This includes possible conflict of interest which may result from peer judgment, supervision or administrative review procedures. Especially, a Member shall not participate in making any employment related decision which would affect another Member to who s/he is related by blood, or is or has been related by marriage, or with whom s/he has, or has had, an intimate personal relationship.

A Member may disqualify h/herself from or/and may challenge the participation of another Member in an employment related decision on the basis of conflict of interest. If the challenged Member does not disqualify h/herself, the qualification will be determined by the Principal Administrator whose decision may be appealed through Step Two of Section 801.300.