Conflicts in dating
The Board adopted a policy precluding the Member from reviewing or having any connection with decisions issued by the Chief on those rare occasions when it was necessary for the Chief to conduct a hearing and function as an Appeals Examiner. 1161-83, the Commission considered whether a situation where spouses worked for the same agency and had a supervisor-subordinate relationship constituted a conflict of interest.
The Commission later approved a consent order in this matter. 2-93, the Commission found indications of violations of section 23(e)(3), unwarranted privilege, and 23(e)(7), appearance of impropriety, in connection with the Director of the Library of the Blind and Handicapped's hiring and supervision of her daughter for summer employment.
(2) A relative of the commissioner or head of a principal department in the Executive Branch of State Government shall not be employed in an office or position in the unclassified service of the civil service of the State in the principal department over which the commissioner or head of the principal department exercises authority, supervision, or control. It should be noted that these cases were decided prior to the March 2006 Nepotism amendment.
(1) A relative of the Governor shall not be employed in an office or position in the unclassified service of the civil service of the State in the Executive Branch of State Government. D-17.2(b) deals with the concurrent casino-related employment of immediate family members while N. Summarized below are sample Commission cases that address a number of common family member scenarios.
The position was never advertised to the job-seeking public and the Director did not use any of the State contractors who normally performed the services in question.
The Commission approved a consent order with the Director. 23-96, the Commission issued a complaint alleging that a Deputy Superintendent of Elections violated the Conflicts Law when, among other activities, she hired and supervised six family members.