Supervisory Conflicts of Interests
It has been Montclair State’s policy that no employee may "be placed in a direct or indirect reporting relationship with any person related to him/her" (see the Employee Handbook). Similarly, New Jersey State Ethics Commission regulations and the State’s Uniform Ethics Code prohibit State employees from supervising or exercising authority with regard to personnel actions over relatives, persons with whom they live, or persons they are dating. Such employment relationships include student employees, part-time, temporary and, of course, full-time employees, and for these purposes, a “relative” is defined as an individual’s spouse or the individual’s or spouse’s parent, child, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, grandparent, grandchild, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, stepparent, stepchild, stepbrother, stepsister, half-brother, or half-sister.
To ensure compliance with the State code and regulations, the New Jersey State Ethics Commission requires that employees annually fill out a form to certify that they have reviewed the list of employees under their supervision (whether direct supervision or as part of the chain of supervision) to determine if any of them meet the criteria set forth above. After completing this form, please send it to University Staffing Services in the Division of Human Resources, College Hall, Room 316B.