To: HR Officers and Secondary Contacts
From: Linc Butler, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor Office of Human Resources and Academic Personnel
Noreen Montgomery, Senior Director Employment & Staffing
Vanessa Ragland, Senior Director of EHRA Human Resources
Please share this important information with your HR Representatives, managers, supervisors, and employees as well as with unpaid volunteers, interns and visiting scholars.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind HR Officers about the Employment of Related Persons (Nepotism) policies for EHRA Faculty, EHRA Non-Faculty, SHRA Permanent, Temporary, Unpaid Volunteers, Interns, and Visiting Scholar appointments.
As per policy, in any situation where two or more related persons may be appointed within the same academic department (or other comparable subdivision of institutional employment) an Employment of Related Persons Certificate is required to disclose family members or closely affiliated persons appointed with the University. This includes new hires/rehires, organizational changes and new relationships/close affiliations.
Following is a list of covered relationships/close affiliations:
|SHRA Permanent/Temporary & Unpaid Volunteers, Interns and Visiting Scholars||EHRA Faculty & Non-Faculty
|Husband or wife||Husband and wife|
|Father or mother, daughter or son||Parent or child|
|Brother or sister||Brother and sisters|
|Grandfather or grandmother, granddaughter or grandson||Grandparent or grandchild|
|Step-, half, and in-law relationships||Stepparent and stepchild, stepbrothers and sisters|
|Spouses or in-laws||Parents-in-law and children-in-law, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law|
|Domestic partners, current or former||Persons engaged in amorous relationships*|
|Close friends, current or former||First cousins|
|Other persons who share a relationship comparable to family members||Aunt and/or uncle and niece and/or nephew|
|Guardian and ward|
If any of the above relationships exist, the HR Representative must submit an Employment of Related Persons Certificate and one or more organizational chart(s) for each appointee as follows. If related/affiliated to more than one person, attach separate form.
- For permanent EHRA and SHRA new hires/rehires: Attach documents to the PeopleAdmin Hiring Proposal.
- For current SHRA/EHRA employees, temporary applicants, unpaid volunteers, interns and visiting scholars: Submit documents via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note the Employment of Related Persons Certificate was recently updated, and the revised version can be found in the Recruitment and Selection Forms section of HR Community Toolkit on the HR at UNC website.
HR Representatives must begin using the updated version effective immediately.
For SHRA Permanent/Temporary, Unpaid Volunteers, Interns and Visiting Scholars, please refer to the Employment of Related Persons (Nepotism) Policy for more information.
Please refer any questions to the following contacts:
- SHRA Permanent/Temporary and Unpaid Volunteers, Interns and Visiting Scholars: Talent Acquisition Partner at (919) 843-2300.
- EHRA Non-Faculty and Faculty: EHRA Human Resources Consultant at (919) 843-2300.