To ensure that Human Resources practices avoid or minimize employment relationships that have the potential to result or appear to result in a conflict of interest or inequities in employment or career opportunities.
Conflict of Interest refers to a situation in which private interests or personal considerations affect or may appear to affect a staff member’s judgment in acting in the best interest of the Division. It includes using an employee’s position, confidential information or corporate time, material or facilities for private gain or advancement. A conflict of interest may occur when an interest benefits any staff member or their family members, friends or business associates.
Family member includes any person who is a spouse/partner, child, sibling, parent, grandparent, grandchild, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew or cousin of the employee or is related by marriage, including in-laws, and individuals who were previously married, or whose relationship with the employee is similar to that of persons who are family members related through marriage, cohabitation, family-like or intimate relationship.