61-420 06-01-2006, 12-09-10 NEPOTISM (POLICY) A. Relatives of Board Members Applying for College Positions 1. There will be no employment of the Oglala Lakota College President, Vice- Presidents, Directors, Coordinators, and Department heads if their immediate family members is a member of the Oglala Lakota College Board of Trustees. Immediate family member is defined as grandmother, grandfather, mother, father, sister, brother, wife, husband, domestic partner, son, daughter, father-in-law, mother-in-law, step-father, step- mother, step-son, step-daughter, step-daughter, step-brother, step-sister, half-brother, half-sister, and grandchild. 2. With the exception of the Oglala Lakota College President, Vice-President, Directors, Coordinators, Department Heads, there will be employment of relatives of Board members with the following provisions: a. If a relative of a Board member applies for a college position, the Board member must remove himself from the deliberation on the selection of a immediate family member as defined in the preceding section. 3. When an applicant for a district staff position is related to more than one Local Board member, the selection of the district staff will be referred to a Piya Wiconi Search and Screen committee. The vote by the Search and Screen committee will be by secret ballot. 4. Realizing that there are other relationships that are important in the Indian culture, Board members are encouraged to remove themselves from the selection procedure at any time they feel they cannot be objective. 5. Oglala Lakota College shall allow relatives of staff members to apply for college positions with the following exception: a. No person/employee shall be hired, promoted or transferred within any department of the College in which his/her relative is a staff member. B. Board Members Applying for College for College Positions. Any member of the Board of Trustees or a local District Board considering employment with the College shall resign from Board membership prior to their application being considered for employment.
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