what is the brown envelope policy?
You are my friend - I will make sure you get the most points if you give them to me. Works better in a workrelated environment, though. Friends get the better positions, even though they might not be suitable: they're friends, that's why.
M-G (in Holland we call this the "Friends-policy" - everybody knows what it is, but it's kinda hard to explain. Hope I made it a little clearer to ya)