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A. Any individual who has authority to take, direct others to take, recommend, or approve any personnel action, shall not, with respect to such authority:

1. Employ, supervise, promote, or advance any individual who is a relative by consanguinity or affinity within the second degree;

2. Employ, promote and/or advance or advocate for any individual who does not meet the minimum requirements of the position;

3. Take or fail to take, or threaten to take or fail to take, a personnel action with respect to any employee or applicant for employment because of:

a. Any disclosure of information by an employee or applicant which the employee or applicant reasonably believes evidences a violation of Osage law or gross mismanagement;

b. The exercise of a grievance or appeal by the employee;

c. Testifying for or otherwise lawfully assisting any individual in the exercise of any right afforded; or

d. The refusal to obey an order that would require the individual to violate applicable state, federal or Osage law;

4. Discriminate for or against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of conduct which does not adversely affect the performance of the employee or applicant or the performance of others; or

5. Knowingly take, recommend, or approve any personnel action if the taking of such action would violate relevant employment law found at Sections 1-101 through 1-105 of this Title, or this Act. ONCA 20-24, eff. Apr. 27, 2020.