C Handling Special Cases - Relatives
 
(07/01/13 - 09/30/13)
When an employee’s, contractor’s, volunteer’s or temporary employee’s relative (by blood or marriage) is an active or past participant in an FAA program, they must report this to their Supervisor as a conflict of interest. (See Conflict of Interest Employee, Contractor, Volunteer or Temporary Employee Reporting Responsibility)
 
This relationship includes, but is not limited to, those within a third degree relationship of the following:
 
A spouse(g) (current and former)
A child (natural, adopted, foster, stepchild, grandchild, great grandchild)
A parent
A grandparent
A great grandparent
A sister or brother (including step)
An aunt or uncle
A niece or nephew
Cousin
In-laws
 
NOTE This includes past relationships due to former marriages.
 
Employees, contractors, volunteers or temporary employees must NOT have case involvement(g) with the case of any participant who is related to them. This includes, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, the following:
 
Making changes to the case file(g)
Viewing case information
Intervening between the participant and FAA staff
 
WARNING
All AZTECS and OnBase(g) inquiries are recorded. Actions that display on a case in which there may be a conflict of interest could be considered suspicious or potentially fraudulent activity.
 
When an employee, contractor, volunteer or temporary employee is assigned a case with participants related to the employee, contractor, volunteer or temporary employee, the case must be given to their Supervisor or LOM immediately. The case must be reassigned to another unit. Report any cases in which there may be a conflict of interest.
 
When an employee, contractor, volunteer or temporary employee in a rural area is assigned a case belonging to their relative, dual controls(g) must be placed on the case.
 
Employees, contractors, volunteers or temporary employees are not allowed to request information from co-workers regarding their relatives cases unless the employee, contractor, volunteer or temporary employee is a representative on the case. (See special handling of employee, contractor, volunteer or temporary employee cases for additional information and restrictions.)