FOR CONGREGATIONS

PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CLERGY/LAY

Our Office of Transitions, Human Resources and Benefits provides information about benefits and employee administration, as well as support if and when issues emerge. Contact the Rev. Canon Stuart Wright for sample letters of agreement.

 

CLERGY AND LAY COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Date
Info

04/10/19
Compensation and Benefits Guide

04/10/19
Resolution 2018-01, Clergy and Lay Employee Compensation

MEDICAL AND DENTAL PLANS

Date
Info

04/01/19
2020 Medical and Dental Premiums

04/10/19
Basic Dental PPO Plan

04/10/19
Orthodontia Dental Plan

04/10/19
PPO-80: Summary of Benefits and Coverage

04/10/19
PPO-90: Summary of Benefits and Coverage

Additional medical enrollment information and CPG forms are available on their website:

 

MANAGING PERSONNEL RECORDS

All congregations should keep confidential personnel files for all clergy and lay employees. Personnel files are “discoverable”–your congregation might be legally required to provide personnel files if sued. Keeping complete, consistent, and well-managed personnel records–private and secure–is essential. Personnel files should include:

  • Materials from the original application (resumé, cover letter, application)
  • Verifications of Employment
  • Job Description
  • Offer Letters
  • Benefits Enrollment Forms
  • Tax forms (W-4 and MW-507 for employees in Maryland)
  • Salary History
  • Annual Housing Allowance
  • Declarations
  • Contact Information
  • Performance Reviews
  • Disciplinary Documentation

Create a separate file for: Medical information (e.g., medical history, application for disability leave, return-to-work releases from health providers)

Create a separate binder for: Form I-9 for each employee (do not put this federally required form into personnel files)

PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT RESOURCES

Date
Info

09/27/19
Forms of Address for Episcopal Clergy
From the Church Pension Group (CPG)

 

FILING A MISCONDUCT COMPLAINT

The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland affirms respect, responsibility, and caring between all persons. Inappropriate conduct of church leaders, whether lay or ordained, will not be tolerated. The disciplinary process for clergy is governed by the canons of The Episcopal Church. Recent updates of these canons incorporate an underlying desire that the process be as open, receptive, transparent, and as theologically based as possible, while also respecting the dignity and confidentiality of all parties.

Reporting Procedures
Anyone may report an offense in either in written or oral form. There’s no requirement that the person providing the information must identify him/herself. To report an offense, contact one of the following Intake Officers (IO) or call our Diocesan Center, 410-467-1399.

Dr. Pamela Cochran: 434-242-2447 (mobile)

The Rev. Stuart Wright: 410-499-7075 (mobile)

Ms. Patricia McClean 443-310-8269 (mobile)

SAFE CHURCH/MISCONDUCT REPORTING RESOURCES

Date
Info

04/15/19
Background Check Request Form

04/09/19
Reporting Clergy Misconduct

When submitting background check requests, download and complete the above form and send to:

Adam Barner
abarner@episcopalmaryland.org.

 

CONTACT

The Rev. Stuart Wright
Canon for Transitions and Human Resources
swright@episcopalmaryland.org