Chairman directs Ulster lawmakers to study nepotism, other ethics laws


  • favoritism (as in appointment to a job) based on kinship
  • Practice of appointing relatives and friends in one’s organization to positions for which outsiders might be better qualified.
  • favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power (as by giving them jobs)

“We only hire the best and the brightest”.

Maybe some School Board members need a refresher course on this topic.

KINGSTON — Ulster Legislature Chairman Fred Wadnola has asked a subcommittee of lawmakers to review the county’s personnel policies.

Wadnola’s directive comes after County Executive Mike Hein issued an order this month barring nepotism among employees that fall under his purview. But Wadnola wants the legislature to look at more than family members that work in the same county departments; he also wants them to review “ethics and conflict of interest laws as they pertain to elected, appointed and employed governmental positions.”



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  1. Nepotism is alive and well in Marlboro School System as when my niece applied to a teaching position in Marlboro and was rejected her comment was, “I didn’t have the right last name to get the job.”

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