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Commissioners: Relatives need not apply

County board revises nepotism policy

December 24, 2013

The Warren County Commissioners are reviewing and changing the hiring policy for prospective county employees related to current employees....

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Dec-25-13 7:45 PM

I agree with the policy of NOT hiring relatives. I worked at a family owned business before and it was not any where near nice being a non family member. Did a LOT more work. I would like to this policy in place in ALL the clubs and bars, too. Places like the Moose, the Eagles, the Legion - these places should NOT be hiring relatives. Any place that does not have several depts, such as the hospital, State Hospital, Blair,etc should have nepotism policies.

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Dec-25-13 12:31 PM

Will the proposed policy apply to commissioners' girlfriends? Wouldn't want any hypocrisy going on around here now would we?

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Dec-24-13 2:01 PM

I understand the concept but having a son in police work I would expect that the most qualified applicant through experience, education and wanting to work and stay in Warren County be selected. His relationships to others should not prevent the best being hired-in many cases relatives find it tougher to work for family as more is expected from them and the don't have it easier. Looks to me like a lawsuit waiting to happen if I was the most qualified and I was denied the opportunity just because of blood.

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Dec-24-13 10:47 AM

It's a sensible policy. Spouses should not be supervising spouses; ditto for parents and children, brothers/sisters, etc. Cousins? Yeah, that's OK, as long as there's someone to keep an eye out for favoritism. I also treated "cohabiting" people as though they were married.

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Dec-24-13 9:58 AM

beeen there, seen that, mama.

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Dec-24-13 9:31 AM

I've worked in places where relatives were hired and often causes controversy, especially if one of the employees is a supervisor. Employees will often feel the relative is getting special treatment, even if that isn't the case. Brings too much drama into the workforce.

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Dec-24-13 8:34 AM

How stupid that sounds in this day and age.

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Dec-24-13 8:30 AM

Maybe some of the other government agencies, etc... should try a policy like this....starting with the WCSD...

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