THE PRACTICE OF HIRING COUPLES

Q. The Chronicle suggests that there may be favoritism or special consideration being given concerning the hiring of partners or relatives of UC leaders. What’s UC’s response?

A. In select cases, UC policy allows for the hiring of near relatives when it is deemed to be in the best interests of the University. The reality, in this day and age, is that both partners in a relationship not only tend to work, but each has thriving careers. It is not unusual when a partner is approached to leave a current and successful position that they will request that a partner/spouse be accommodated. This is also accepted practice at most private sector corporations and other academic institutions.

Academic personnel policy
Staff personnel policy

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