Business Associates and Relatives

The Top 3 Things City Employees Need to Know about Relatives and Business Associates

  1. City employees may not use their City positions to privately or personally benefit themselves or any "associated" person, business, or not-for-profit organization.
  2. Associates of a City employee include a parent, spouse, sibling, child, and any person, business, or not-for-profit with whom or which the public servant has a business or financial relationship.
  3. City employees must recuse themselves from dealing with associates in their City jobs. For example, a City employee may not: hire, recommend for a job, or supervise an associate; review any documents or contracts related to an associate or an associate's private interests; or evaluate an associate's application for City-related services.

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