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  • Salary Recommendations for Congregational Staff

    Salary Recommendations should guide, but not limit, congregational compensation decisions. Retain excellent staff while aligning with your mission and values as a UU Congregation.
    By Jan Gartner | 2/28/2020
  • Congregational Size Dynamics

    No one fact says more about a group of human beings than its size. Dan Hotchkiss shares some of the differences in dynamics.
    By Dan Hotchkiss | 12/19/2019
  • Completing W-2 Forms

    Guidance and resources for completing W-2 forms for both ministers and other congregational staff.
    By Jan Gartner | 12/6/2019
  • Salary and Payroll Resources

    Be confident in your pay practices! Our guidelines and resources will help you establish appropriate salaries and benefits, understand wage and hour law, manage ministerial payroll, and more.
    By Jan Gartner, Richard Nugent | 12/5/2019
  • Negotiating an Agreement: Key Considerations for Ministers

    These recommendations and reminders are provided in order to support you in having meaningful, fruitful conversations with any congregation you might consider serving.
    By Richard Nugent, Jan Gartner | 12/5/2019
  • Exempt or Non-Exempt?

    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that protects employees by establishing standards for a minimum wage, overtime, recordkeeping, and youth employment. Every employee needs to be properly classified as exempt or nonexempt. Make sure you are in compliance!
    By Jan Gartner | 12/5/2019
  • Ministerial Compensation 101

    Is the minister an employer or independent contractor? Who is considered a minister?
    By Richard Nugent, Jan Gartner | 12/5/2019
  • Housing Allowance for Ministers

    The Ministerial Housing Allowance enables ministers to exclude some of their salary from certain taxes. For most active and retired ministers, it is their most important tax benefit.
    By Richard Nugent, Jan Gartner | 12/5/2019
  • UUA Compensation Consultants

    We know that learning about staff compensation can be confusing. UUA Compensation Consultants are here to help! Compensation Consultants are trained volunteers who work under the direction of the Office of Church Staff Finances.
    By Jan Gartner | 12/5/2019
  • Inquire: Develop Feedback Loops for Leaders

    All systems need feedback loops and organizations like congregations are no different. Your Leadership Development program will be more responsive if you develop assessments and other tools to help you learn and adjust as needed.
    By Renee Ruchotzke | 12/5/2019
  • A Guide to Leadership Development in Your Congregation

    Many congregations only think about developing new leaders around the time that the nominating committee is looking for potential board members. Instead, we recommend that congregations see leadership development as part of an arc of faith development that includes not just...
    12/5/2019
  • Immersion Experiences for UU Leaders

    Leadership Schools offer an immersion learning experience that can be transformational. Schools range from whole weeks to long weekends to online versions. Each school has its own culture and format, some offered by regions and some offered nationally.
    12/4/2019
  • Core Leadership Trainings

    Effective Leadership Development teams focus on recruiting and relationship building. By using our suite of four leadership development trainings, you can spend less time on content and more on connection. All of our courses have discussion questions that you can use for in-...
    By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group | 12/4/2019
  • Copyright Policy

    Congregations need to follow copyright laws and ensure their leaders and staff are aware of these laws.
    12/2/2019
  • Ministerial Compensation: Unraveling the Complexities for Lay Leaders

    Jan Gartner and Rev. Richard Nugent explain ministerial compensation, including tax provisions, paycheck components, and benefits. They also share good practices for contracts.
    By Jan Gartner, Richard Nugent | 3/9/2017
  • Clergy Tax Status, Explained

    Ministerial compensation is quite confusing. What do congregations and clergy need to know about clergy taxes?
    By Richard Nugent | 8/1/2015

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