B. Action by Warden, Department Head, or Higher Level of Authority.
If the related employees do not resolve the nepotism violation within 90 calendar days, the warden, department head, or higher level of authority must take action to resolve the violation. The needs of the TDCJ will determine what action is to be taken to resolve the violation. This action may include administrative reassignment or realignment of functions.
The warden or department head must initiate the action to be taken and submit the proposed action to the appropriate official for approval. If the warden, department head, or higher level of authority is one of the related employees, the next level of supervision must initiate the action to be taken.
Administrative separation from employment will be recommended only if no other solution is acceptable. If administrative separation from employment is necessary, the employee with the least seniority, calculated by total months of TDCJ employment, will be administratively separated from employment. The employee must be notified in writing of the approved action.