Hiring relatives

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Quigley, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. Quigley

    Quigley Active Member

    What is the policy now on hiring relatives? I`m a feeder driver and my son wants to work part time in the same building. Where can I find the policy in writing, there is nothing in the contract that I can see.
    Thank You Quigley
  2. dragracer66

    dragracer66 Active Member

    In metro phila it happen's all the time.....
  3. Channahon

    Channahon New Member

    Welcome to Brown Cafe and enjoy your stay.

    The only policy UPS has on hiring relatives is in regards to UPS management. Check with you Human Resource rep or management team and let them know your son is interested in working part time at UPS.
  4. diesel96

    diesel96 New Member

    There's a Feeder Driver in my bldg who has a daughter working part time there.
  5. dcdriver

    dcdriver nations capital

    Anyone who want their relatives to work for UPS must be trying to start a family fued
  6. Quigley

    Quigley Active Member

    I asked the local Human Resources rep and he told me since I start my shift before the local sort started my son wouldnt be able to work local sort. And since my shift desnt end before preload starts then he couldnt work there either. In other words we cant be in the same building at the same time. That doesn make any sense to me so thats why I`m asking. Sure would like to see something in writing about this.
    Thanks Quigley
  7. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    At our building I know of 2 package drivers whose sons work part time, 1 on the local sort and 1 on the preload.
  8. VTBrown

    VTBrown Member

    White River JCT VT center has a preload sup who is the sister of a full-time driver in the same center.

    No...that is not my center :)
  9. RockyRogue

    RockyRogue Agent of Change

    I'm going to go out on a limb based on the posts above and my own experience and say you're probably somewhere int the West. I had the same problem getting my brother on at UPS in Colorado. I found a better opportunity for him and he's working there now.

    This doesn't surprise me. I didn't have a problem getting ANOTHER of my brothers on the same sort as I was working in Illinois. I don't know why the policy was enforced differently here.

    This sounds like a possible ethical problem IMHO. -Rocky
  10. Quigley

    Quigley Active Member

    I appreciate all the replys from everyone, but could someone please tell me where I could find the company policy on this in writing? And yes I`m in the west.
    Thank You Quigley
  11. #1angelfan

    #1angelfan New Member

    i know a father and son who both drive. i'm in southern california.
  12. VTBrown

    VTBrown Member

    Page 26 of the Policy Book.

    We Limit the Employment of Relatives. In order to help
    maintain equal opportunity of employment for the general
    public and equal opportunity of promotion for our employees,
    we limit the hiring of relatives. Relatives of current employees
    up to and including the level of center manager are eligible
    only for part-time employment in operations. Relatives of
    current employees at the level of division manager or above
    are ineligible for employment. Also, we do not hire relatives
    of former district managers or managers with equivalent or
    higher levels of responsibility.
    This policy helps us avoid misunderstandings, acts of
    favoritism, or the perception of favoritism that could arise
    were an employee in a position to influence the hiring,
    work, or advancement of a relative.
    For similar reasons, we discourage continuation of the
    full-time or part-time employment of any employee who
    marries another employee while either person holds a
    management position.
  13. RockyRogue

    RockyRogue Agent of Change

    I thought so, based on the fact that the other posters with no problems were in the East. I'm guessing the people in the West are on a shorter leash than the East for one reason or another. Keep in mind you have a lot more Right To Work States here than in the East, too. -Rocky
  14. Quigley

    Quigley Active Member

    Thank You VTBROWN. I have allways heard about this elusive policy book but have never seen one. Where can a person get his hands on one?
    Thank You Quigley
  15. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    You can view the UPS Policy Book at upsers.com.
    Go to "My Workspace", then "Resources"

    It's an exciting read!
  16. Quigley

    Quigley Active Member

    Thank you over9five. Been there many times never knew it was there.
    Thanks again Quigley:thumbup1:
  17. tonycl65

    tonycl65 New Member

    When it says employment of relatives......What is a relative exactly.

    I guess I'm asking what counts. I understand spouse, children, siblings and parents.

    What about grandparents and in-laws like brother in-laws and such?

    Anyone know for sure what the cut-off is?


  18. HazMatMan

    HazMatMan New Member

    He can work there, no problem. Several relatives working in my building.
  19. brady

    brady New Member

    at our building in southern florida we have a son who preloads and his dad drives!
  20. tritese

    tritese tritese

    I don't think there is a written policy. I would go over that HR reps head. At our hub, the policy was no relatives for years but it changed about 6-7 years ago.......there were sisters working at same hub before policy changed......everyone knew they were sisters and nothing was said.....i think it depends on who you are (unfortunately)....i know of a lot of feeder drivers who have children working in the hub and on preload.....