Daughter of Richmond’s CAO hired by Dept. of Public Works

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The daughter of Richmond’s Chief Administrative Officer Selena Cuffee-Glenn was hired by the city’s Department of Public Works, leading some city council members to claim she’s benefited from nepotism. 

Alexis Glenn, 22, was hired by the City of Richmond and makes roughly $55,000 a year, 8News confirmed on Wednesday. 

Some city council members told 8News they are frustrated, arguing it’s nepotism because Cuffee-Glenn oversees the Dept. of Public Works. City policy states nepotism is when someone is in direct line of supervision of a family member. 

“Public accountability considerations and good management practices dictate that supervision by an employee of a member of his or her immediate family is prohibited,” an employee handbook from Richmond’s Dept. of Human Resource Management reads. “Immediate family includes the spouse and any other person residing in the same household as the employee who is a dependent of the employee or of whom the employee is a dependent.” 

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