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                                                                                        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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