Policies and Procedures


Original Date: 1/27/2004     *     Last Revision Effective: 5/21/2009
Policy Contact: Vice President, Human Resources


Bellevue College seeks to employ qualified persons for all positions. Family relationships shall not be used as a basis for hiring decisions except as outlined below.

Bellevue College will not employ family/household members in situations where any family/household member will supervise, appoint, or discipline another family/household member; where any family/household member will evaluate the work of another family/household member; or where the college determines that the working relationship will create a conflict of interest or the appearance of favoritism.

Family/household members shall not serve on screening committees, recommend employment of family/household members, or serve in any capacity as a hearing officer, advisory committee member, or advocate in any situation involving a family/household member.

Supervisors are required to disclose to his/her dean/vice president any relationship that violates or has the potential to violate this policy to ensure timely resolution.


Family/household member

  • includes: spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, in-laws; as well as people living in the same household and their family members as listed above.


Original 1/27/2004
Revisions 5/10/2005; 5/21/2009


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