When faculty plan to employ a spouse, child or other close relative on government sponsored projects, the agency must be fully informed about the nature of the relationship and the qualifications which make the services particularly desirable. Furthermore, under UWF policy HR-15.00 Employee Code of Ethics (PDF), no such related person can be employed unless the president or president's designee has determined prior to the appointment that there is no conflict of interest (6C-5.945, Florida Administrative Code). When such appointments are approved, the Principal Investigator (PI) may not approve the appointment, evaluation, approval of compensation such as time sheets for the relative. In these cases, the next level unit supervisor (department chair or institute/center director) is considered the PI designee. The employment of relatives is allowed where there is no conflict of interest, no direct or indirect supervisory responsibility between relatives. Functions of positions must not overlap or require authorization, approval, appraisal, appointment or validation of related parties. "Relatives" or "related" persons are those related to each other as husband, wife, parent, child, brother or sister. Faculty should also refer to the Academic Affairs Policies and Procedures for Conflict of Interest and, if applicable, any regulations or policies of individual sponsors.