WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon is enacting the county's first-ever nepotism policy.
WDEL-AM reports that the policy forbids hiring anyone to a position in which they'll be supervised by a relative. However, relatives are allowed to work in the same department.
The nepotism policy applies to all new hires, re-hires and future promotions or transfers.
Gordon says he hopes the new policy will ensure hiring, supervision and management are fair and that will boost public confidence in the county.