The purpose of this policy is to outline specific recruitment policies that do not form part of the Collective Agreement.

Policy Statement and Details

All appointments to positions within the library are based on skills, knowledge and abilities and in accordance with provincial and federal legislation.

Where this policy is found to be in conflict with the Collective Agreement, the wording of the agreement shall take precedence.

Employment of Relatives

Relatives of employees may be appointed to Library positions provided that the position to which such person may be appointed is not likely to supervise, or be supervised in any way by, the position held by a relative (defined here as biological or legal parent, sibling, child, grandparent, grandchild, cousin, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, guardian, ward, spouse, commonlaw spouse or same sex partner or in-law or a step relative of the employee in any of the foregoing categories).

The Library Board will avoid the appointment of relatives when any undue influence is exercised by an employee, either directly or indirectly, on the hiring process. No employee will participate in interviewing a relative or in decisions concerning the possible hiring of a relative.

No library trustee or employee will permit his or her name to be used as introduction or reference by relatives seeking employment in the library system.

This policy will also apply in the event when two (2) employees of the library become related under the definition stated above.

Last reviewed 2019-12-12