Nepotism Policy

Authority: Business Affairs
Date Enacted or Revised: August 29, 2005; Revised October 15, 2015; March 16, 2022


The purpose of this policy is to provide information relating to the Louisiana ethics laws concerning nepotism.

Employment of Immediate Family Members

McNeese State University shall be in full compliance with the Code of Governmental Ethics on Nepotism found in Louisiana Revised Statute 42:1119. Part Two, Chapter III, Section IX of the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System Board Bylaws and Rules authorizes the employment of persons from the same economic unit or the same immediate family when allowed by law.

Louisiana Revised Statute 42:1102 defines immediate family as follows:
“Immediate family” as the term relates to a public servant means his children, the spouses of his children, his brothers and their spouses, his sisters and their spouses, his parents, his spouse, and the parents of his spouse.

The Board and the University define economic unit, immediate family, and any other relevant terms pursuant to the definition found in the Code of Governmental Ethics in Louisiana Revised Statutes 42:1102, or as interpreted by the Louisiana Board of Ethics. Employees from the same economic unit may not be employed where one immediate family member may have direct administrative line responsibility for the other immediate family member or work in the line of supervision or administrative responsibility for which the other has oversight.


This policy is distributed via the University Policies webpage.