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Nepotism

Article VII, Section 6 of the Missouri Constitution states the following: 

"Any public officer or employee in this state who by virtue of his office or employment names or appoints to public office or employment any relative within the fourth degree, by consanguinity or affinity, shall thereby forfeit his office or employment." 

 

First Degree Relation to Self or Spouse

  • Child
  • Parents

Second Degree Relation to Self or Spouse

  • Grandchild
  • Brother/Sister
  • Grandparents

 

Third Degree Relation to Self or Spouse

  • Great Grandchild
  • Niece/Nephew
  • Aunt/Uncle
  • Great Grandparents

 

Fourth Degree Relation to Self or Spouse

  • Great Great Grandchild
  • Grand Niece/Nephew
  • First Cousin
  • Great Aunt/Uncle
  • Great Great Grandparents

 

Additional Information to Determine Nepotism

 

Statutes Relating to Nepotism