SSM 304–06: Nepotism—Student Employment
To prevent favoritism by prohibiting university employees from hiring or recommending the hiring of close relatives
Arizona Revised Statutes § 38–481
Employment of students who are members of the same family as faculty or staff employees of the university must comply with Arizona law.
Arizona law prohibits an employee from appointing or recommending for appointment any person “related to him by affinity or consanguinity within the third degree” to any position of employment within the unit of which the employee is a member. Any employee violating the Arizona Revised Statutes § 38–481 provision is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000. Students who are members of the same family as faculty or staff employees may legally be employed at ASU provided the faculty or staff employee is not in a position to directly or indirectly influence the employment of the student.
No faculty member, department head, dean, project director, or other administrative officer shall vote, make recommendations, or in any other way participate in the decision of any matter that may directly affect appointment, promotion, salary, or any other status or interest of such student, as defined by the Arizona Revised Statutes.
Members of the same family (parent, child, spouse, sibling, in-law, or close relative) may be employed in the same department or other comparable administrative unit provided the prospective student employee meets the position requirements except: