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  • Performance Evaluations: Tips, Traps and Trends

    Employees in meaningful roles want to do their best, and the best gift a supervisor can give is honest and helpful feedback. Provide opportunities for regular supervision that is supportive and useful to staff members, their supervisors, and your congregation’s leadership.
    By Jan Gartner | 2/25/2020
  • Congregational Staff Teams

    The health and vitality of the congregation depends on the health and vitality of its minister(s), religious educator(s), music professional(s), administrative professional(s), membership professional(s) and other staff.
    By Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association (UUMA), Liberal Religious Educators' Association, Association for UU Music Ministries (AUUMM) | 2/25/2020
  • Sample Personnel Policy Manual

    Use this Sample Personnel Policy Manual to assist your Unitarian Universalist congregation in creating your own policy manual.
    By Richard Nugent, Jan Gartner | 2/17/2020
  • Staffing for Diversity

    Wherever you may be in your process of hiring and supporting staff at this moment, exploring your vision and values is an important starting place for thinking about diversity.
    By Jan Gartner | 2/17/2020
  • Reference Checks for Staff (Other Than Ministers)

    Use the following reference check guidelines when hiring professional religious leaders and staff, and when recruiting volunteers whose work will put them in close contact with children and persons in vulnerable circumstances.
    2/13/2020
  • Background Checks

    Use the following guidelines when calling ministers, hiring professional religious leaders and staff, and recruiting volunteers whose work will put them in close contact with children and persons in vulnerable circumstances.
    By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group | 2/13/2020
  • UUA Sponsored Insurance & Retirement Plans

    The UUA wants to help our congregations live into their values by offering benefit plans that protect their employees, including health plans that reflect UU values
    By UUA Ministries and Faith Development: Office of Church Staff Finances | 2/13/2020
  • UUA Compensation Standards

    Compensation Standards include legal requirements related to pay and benefits administration. Complying with laws related to compensation is foundational to right relationship between employer and employee.
    By Jan Gartner, UUA Ministries and Faith Development: Office of Church Staff Finances | 2/10/2020
  • The Ministry of Leading Staff: Team Ministry and Supervision

    These 2 videos (about 20 minutes each) were created especially for those who are new to staff team leadership and supervision.
    By Jan Gartner | 2/21/2018
  • Got New Staff? Set Them Up For Success!

    Get your new employees off to a healthy, happy start every time! Learn about formal administrative onboarding and proven practices for welcoming and orienting staff.
    By Jan Gartner, Lisa Presley | 6/22/2016

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