Code of Virginia 5, § 2.2-3100 – Conflict of Interest

The Code of Virginia (§ 2.2-3106) prohibits (as a conflict of interests) supervision by an employee of a member of his or her immediate family. Immediate family includes the spouse and any other person residing in the same household as the employee who is a dependent of the employee or of whom the employee is a dependent. Further, as stated in the Code, “no officer or employee of any government agency of state government… shall have a personal interest in a contract with the governmental agency of which s/he is an officer or employee, other than his or her own contract of employment”.

The provisions of this section shall not apply to the personal interest of an officer or employee of a state institution of higher education in additional contracts of employment with his or her own governmental agency that accrue to him or her because of a member of his or her immediate family, provided (1) the officer or employee and the immediate family member are engaged in teaching, research or administrative support positions at the education institution, (2) the governing board of the educational institution finds that it is in the best interests of the institution and the Commonwealth for such dual employment to exist and (3) after such finding, the governing board of the educational institution ensures that the officer or employee or the immediate family member does not have sole authority to supervise, evaluate or make personnel decisions regarding the other.”