Nepotism: How to Count the Level of Degree of Consanguinity and Affinity? - Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
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Nepotism: How to Count the Level of Degree of Consanguinity and Affinity?

By on February 28, 2019

In the local government career service, the prohibition extends to the relatives of the appointing or recommending authority, within the fourth civil degree of consanguinity or affinity.

No appointment in the national, provincial, city, or municipal governments or any branch or instrumentality thereof, including government owned or controlled corporations with original charters shall be made in favor of a relative of the appointing or recommending authority, or of the chief of the bureau or office or of the person exercising immediate supervision over the appointee.

An appointment is considered nepotic when issued to a person related to a head of office within the prohibited degree of relationship, regardless of whether or not the aforesaid head of office has exerted undue influence on the recommending or appointing authority.

The nepotism rule covers all kinds of appointments whether original, promotional, transfer, and reemployment regardless of status including casuals, contract of service and contractuals except consultants. #gabotaf/mccd

The illustration below shows how to count the level of degree of consanguinity or affinity.

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