C.4 Nepotism, Conflicts of Interest

C.4 Nepotism, Conflicts of Interest

Responsible Department: Human Resources
Date Approved/Amended: December 2, 2010


The Board is committed to maintaining an operational environmental at the College that is free of potential undue influence from conflicts of interest or familial or business relationships.

C.4.1 Nepotism

Responsible Department: Human Resources
Date Approved/Amended: December 2, 2010


HCC shall not employ an individual who is related to a member of the Board of Trustees by blood (consanguinity) within the third degree, or by marriage (affinity) within the second degree, except as permitted by the state nepotism laws, Chapter 573, Texas Government Code.

An applicant, whether internal or external, shall not be hired by the College in any full-time, part-time, or temporary position when the applicant would directly or indirectly be supervised by, or be supervisory to, a current college employee who is related to the applicant within the third degree of consanguinity or second degree of affinity as defined by the state nepotism statutes.

C.4.2 Conflicts of Interest

Responsible Department: Human Resources
Date Approved/Amended: December 2, 2010


Employees shall not have a personal financial interest, a business interest, or other obligation — including additional employment — that in any way creates a substantial conflict with the proper discharge of assigned duties and responsibilities or that creates a conflict with the best interests of the College. Employees who believe they may have a conflict of interest shall disclose that interest to the Chancellor or designee, who shall take any action necessary to ensure the College’s best interests are protected.