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2.3 Treatment of Staff: UUA Governance Manual

With respect to the treatment of paid and volunteer staff, the President may not cause or allow conditions that are inequitable, undignified, disrespectful, disorganized, unclear, or discriminatory.

Further, without limiting the scope of the foregoing by this enumeration, the President shall not:

  1. Operate without written personnel rules which include:
    1. Confidentiality requirements
    2. Prohibition of disclosure about the Association’s internal affairs
    3. Guidelines for internet, email and computer use.
    4. Provision for effective handling of grievances, and
    5. Policies addressing unethical conditions, real or having the appearance of being real, such as nepotism and preferential treatment for personal reasons.
    6. Procedures to implement the Association’s Conflict of Interest policies (Appendix 2J).
    7. Procedures to implement the Association’s Whistleblower policies (Appendix 2K).
    8. Safety and ethics policies.
  2. Fail to permit, and provide emotional space for, the non-disruptive expression of dissent by any staff member.
  3. Fail to ensure staff-appointed committees and task forces reflect the full diversity of the Association, especially in regard to historically marginalized communities, but also balancing amongst size of congregation, lay and ordained, geography, age (including youth and young adults), and gender, among others. The President shall not fail to consult with groups and organizations, including those traditionally underrepresented in Unitarian Universalist leadership, to help inform the appointment process. 
    1. The President shall not fail to implement an open application process for all staff-appointed committees and board-appointed committees for which the staff recommends appointments.
  4. Allow staff to work under unsafe conditions.

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Last updated on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

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