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Nepotism Policy

Nepotism Policy 

The employment of relatives can cause various problems for the library and its employees including but not limited to: charges of favoritism, conflicts of interest, and family discord.

To avoid these potential problems the library will not hire relatives of the Library Administration, or members of the Library Board of Trustees, the Board of Directors of the Cranston Public Library Association, the Board of Trustees of the William Hall Library Trust, or any state or local elected official representing the City of Cranston. 

For the purposes of this policy, the term “relative” shall include the following relationships: relationships established by blood, marriage or legal action. Examples include the employee’s: parent, child, sibling, in-laws, stepparent, stepchild, aunt, uncle, nephew, niece, grandparent, grandchild or first cousin. The term also includes domestic partners (a person with whom the employee’s life is interdependent and who shares a common residence) and, a child of an employee’s domestic partner.

This policy does not apply if employment at the library predates a relative’s appointment or election to a body or office as defined hereinabove.

Approved by the Board of Trustees on 6/15/2022; Revised 1/11/2023, 6/12/24


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