Pay Raise for Relative


May an elected official vote on the pay raise of a relative who retained their job due to the continuous employment exception?

No. The related commissioner cannot participate in any deliberation or vote on the employee's status or compensation. This does not prohibit a member of the commissioners court from voting on a class or category of employees including a relative. For more information, see our publication Pitfalls & Perils of Public Office: Nepotism.