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Staffing Practices
Staffing Practices
Staffing & Supervision

Hire, support, and transition your staff confidently with the assistance of this evolving collection of resources and templates.

Hiring and Supporting Staff

Leading Staff

Personnel Guidance and Templates

Job Descriptions and Performance Management

This generic Position Description Template includes guidance and examples for each section.

Our Performance Evaluations page lists tips, traps, and trends for performance reviews to help you create a useful, meaningful process for your staff.

Model Employment Agreement

Coming later in 2019: a model employment agreement for staff that's based on our model ministerial agreement.

General Assembly Resources

  • General Assembly 2017 workshop slides:
  • Got New Staff? Set Them Up for Success! is a General Assembly 2016 workshop that covers formal administrative onboarding, proven practices for welcoming and orienting staff, and preliminary steps for establishing strong ongoing staff support through professional development, performance management, and team-building. Presented by Jan Gartner and Rev. Dr. Lisa Presley. Here's the video:
  • For General Assembly (GA) 2010, Office of Church Staff Finances (OCSF) teamed with the UUA Human Resources Department to present a workshop titled "Living Our Vision (PDF, 38 pages): Congregation as a Responsible Employer."

About the Author

  • As Compensation and Staffing Practices Manager in the Office of Church Staff Finances, Jan Gartner helps congregations live out their values through their employment relationships and attends to the financial well-being of their staff. She oversees the Compensation Program,...

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