HR-2-0 Consensual Relationships Procedure

Should a College employee enter into a consensual relationship with a student or another employee with whom s/he has an academic or evaluative relationship, the relationship must be disclosed to his or her supervisor (Dean, Administrative Director or Vice President), who will then notify the Director of Human Resources and/or the Assistant Director of Human Resources and Title IX/EEO/AA Officer. The College will take the necessary actions to mitigate the impact of the relationship on student(s) and/or employee(s). These actions may include, but are not limited to; workload reduction (with commensurate reduction in pay), and/or reassignment, and/or dismissal if judged to undermine the real or perceived integrity of the supervision provided and the particular trust inherent in the student/faculty or supervisory/subordinate relationship, including impacts on students/employees not involved in the relationship. Failure to disclose the relationship may result in immediate suspension and disciplinary action including dismissal.

The Director of Human Resources and the Assistant Director of Human Resources and Title IX/EEO/AA Officer are responsible for the implementation, monitoring and execution of the Consensual Relationships Policy. Nothing in the policy precludes any person from filing a formal grievance in accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreements or with the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).