your cousion is one of three short listed candidates
A. To avoid conflict of interest, ignore your cousin's resume but forward the other two resumes.
B. Forward all three resumes.
C. Call your cousin and conduct an informal interview yourself before forwarding the resumes.
D. Consult your boss before forwarding the resumes for interview.
B - Send all three candidate's resumes Since all the candidates have similar profiles, all three deserve a full chance of evaluation. Because you have neither short listed the resumes nor will you be the interviewer or make the final decision, there is no question of discrimination, impartiality or conflict of interest. [PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, Page 4] [Prof. Responsibility]
I think the correct answer should be D, because in future if your cousin has been selected , he/she will work for your project, and your manager should be aware of that even if you did not participate in selection. what do you think?