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3105 - Employment of Relatives

Employment of Relatives

  1. Utah State law (52-3-1 et seq) prohibits an employee from accepting or retaining employment if he/she is under the "direct" supervision of a relative or household member. Relative is defined as fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, first cousins, mothers-in-law, fathers-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, sons-in-law and daughters-in-law.  Household member is defined as a person who resides in the same residence as the "direct" supervisor.

    The City defines "direct" supervision as that provided by:

    1. A supervisor who immediately oversees and evaluates an employee, or
    2. The Department Director over any employee within that department.

  2. Family members of the City Manager, Department Directors and elected officials should not be employed in or hired into temporary City positions. Family members shall include fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, sons, daughters, brothers and sisters.

All employees, along with relatives of employees and household member's desiring employment with the City, must recognize that this policy imposes limitations that could prevent the employee, relative, or household member from being promoted or transferred to positions that would result in violation of this policy. Any department of the City may be, through department policy, more restrictive than this policy.

When incidents of hiring of relatives or household member's arise which are in violation of this policy, they should be immediately brought to the attention of the Department Director.


    Enacted, 7/22/1993
    Amended, 4/5/1995
    Amended, 1/1/1996
    Amended, 12/9/1993, Previous Policy,
    Amended, 2/12/1996, Previous Policy,
    Amended, 3/28/2001, Previous Policy,
    Amended, 2Amended 7/10/2018