For background I am Detention Supervisor In a small max security detention center. This means I am not part of the hiring process but am in charge of whoever is hired. Recently our administrator brought on some 18 year old kid, which is already bad (In the past employees under the age of 20 last about 2 months before committing a gross safety or civil rights violation and getting fired/indicted.) Normally a wet behind the ears kid with an attitude is a problem that corrects itself, but our administrator has been acting very strange, screening for him and blocking any disciplinary actions I try to take concerning his general misconduct, inability to perform required tasks, and refusal to accept correction or instruction. So I started digging and discovered he is a family friend's kid of our administrator and was illegally hired. Our hiring process involves a strict board including a representative from local law enforcement, the administrator, and a rep from our legal department. This strict board interview is followed by a written test and a comprehensive state and federal legal background check. Finally, the pool of applicants are scored based on how they did and then hired based on that score. This guy did literally none of that, he just shook his family friend's hand and walked on the job with zero qualifications, interviewing, or background check. The board denied several far more prospective applicants and this guy got hired basically as a walk-in by circumventing the board.
So, what does somebody do when their boss is creating such a situation? Prior to this job I was a Marine and our general response was requesting mast to speak to a superior above the one creating the situation. In this case my administrator IS the highest echelon in our command and I'm at a loss how to respond in a manner that doesn't get me in trouble for "bullying" the boss's pet.