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Consensual Romantic and Sexual Relationship Policy Between Staff Members

Staff members at Columbia should not participate in hiring, supervision, employment actions, evaluation, decisions pertaining to promotion, or the direct setting of salary or wages, for someone employed at Columbia with whom that person has or has had a consensual romantic or sexual relationship except in unusual circumstances. Employees should be aware that entering into such a relationship with a person who may direct or control his or her work creates the potential for risk to both parties. In the event that a personal relationship of this kind does exist in a supervisory context, the supervisor must disclose the relationship to the appropriate superior and initiate arrangements to address any issues of conflict of interest.  A supervising staff member who violates this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination. You may download a copy of this policy here:  For further information, contact EOAA, 212-854-5511, or Human Resources at 212-851-7008. 


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