When relatives work in the same area of an organization, certain issues and/or problems may result. Claims of favoritism, conflicts, and other issues can be a disruption and may affect the performance of other staff. Therefore, certain restrictions are in place to allow the employment of relatives without compromising the desired work environment.
Employment of relatives is permitted only with the express oversight of the Executive and/or Senior Pastor as the situation dictates. A direct reporting relationship always requires the involvement of the Senior Pastor directly in oversight of the situation and when conflicts or other issues arise. If a problem arises, quick action is taken to resolve the situation. Resolution can include reassignment or, if necessary, termination of employment for one or both of the staff members involved.
For the purposes of this policy, a relative is defined as persons related by blood or marriage, or whose relationship is similar to that of a relative.