The University of Iowa Operations Manual outlines the University’s policy on Conflict of Interest in Employment (Nepotism).
Excerpts listed below from the Operations Manual Part III, Human Resources, Chapter 8, Section 1 outline this policy with reference to the fact that no person shall make decisions related to the hiring, retention, promotion, salary, or employment responsibilities of a student related to himself or herself by blood or marriage.
It does not apply, however, in cases where an employee for whom a supervisor makes decisions or recommendations related to employment is compensated in the amount of $1,800 or less in any fiscal year (Section 7).
NOTE: The description above provides only a summary and does not constitute the policy. See the Operations Manual for additional details.