Office of Church Staff Finances Publications

Compensation and Staffing News

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  • September 2023: UU Retirement Plan: Eligibility & Empdata, UU Insurance Plan: Eligibility, Terminated Employees, and Open Enrollment, New Resource on Parsonages and Updated Benefits Summary Chart
  • August 2023: When Staff Make Purchases, OCSF Office Hours, I-9 Form Updated, Labor Law Posters, EyeMed Specials
  • July 2023: Guide to Setting Terms of Employment for Non-Clergy, Compensation Consultants, Encourage New Leaders and Staff to Subscribe
  • June 2023: Compensation and Credentialing, UUA Health Plan: Travel and Special Needs Benefits, Empower Platform Questions and Reminders, Insights from 2023 FACT Survey, Church Staff Finances at General Assembly
  • May 2023: Remitting Retirement Contributions, Insurance Enrollment Windows, Annual Insurance Plans Member Survey, The Possibilities of Part-Time Ministry
  • April 2023: Benefits Tune-up Month, Congregational Funding for Clean Energy Projects, Retirement Plan Transition: Tips and Reminders
  • March 2023: Compensation and Staffing Survey Report, Faith Communities Today Survey, Insurance Invoices, Scholarships for Lay Leaders, Retirement Plan Update
  • February 2023: Retirement Plan Recordkeeper Transition, Benefits Tune-up: This Year in April, News from the Insurance Team
  • January 2023: Update your Leaders, Introducing New our Insurance Plans Project Coordinator, News from the Insurance Team, W-2 Form Instructions, Imputed Income, Retirement Plan Transition Update, The New Congregational Salary Program


  • December 2022: Year-End Reminders, Managing to Change the World Workshop, Pending report from the Compensation and Staffing Survey, Reminders from the Retirement Plan Team, Holiday Blessings.
  • November 2022 (part 2): Guide to Setting Terms of Employment, Open Enrollment for 2023, New Congregational Salary Program.
  • November 2022 (part 1): Open Enrollment Coming Soon, In Anticipation of New Salary Program Resources.
  • October 2022: Announcing Our New Retirement Plan Recordkeeper, Rethinking UUA Salary Recommendations, Open Enrollment to Begin November 15.
  • September 2022: Editor's Note, UUA Salary Recommendations Rethink Page, Help Onboarding New Staff, Guardian Group Insurance Rates for 2023, Resources for New Treasurers.
  • August 2022: Rethinking UUA Salary Recommendations Workshops for Lay Leaders, Survey Update, Imputing Disability Premiums, new OCSF Team members.
  • July 2022: Staff or Hours Changes?, On-Demand Insurance Invoices, Pre-Tax Insurance Premiums, Insurance Team Changes, More on Rethinking UUA Salary Recommendations.
  • June 2022: Compensation and Staffing Survey Extended, Retirement Plan Tip #10, More on Rethinking UUA Salary Recommendations.
  • May 2022: Compensation and Staffing Survey, Retirement Plan Recordkeeper Transition, Unused Professional Expenses, Rethinking UUA Salary Recommendations.
  • April 2022: Changes Happening, Input Needed, & Questions Answered.
  • March 2022: Rethinking Salary Recommendations, Defining "Compensation" for Benefits Purposes.
  • Mid-February 2022: Benefits Tune-up Workbook: New Format!
  • February 2022: Benefits Tune-up Month, Introducing New Staff, Retirement Employer Participation Agreements, COVID-19 Resources, Insurance Forms
  • January 2022: Remitting Retirement Contributions, Salary Resources, Public Student Loan Forgiveness, WorshipWeb Music Resources

2021 and Earlier

Past Issues are archived on the Office of Church Staff Finances Publications: Back Issues page.

About the Authors

Jan Gartner

Jan is passionate about helping congregations live out their values within their walls!...

Sean Griffin

Sean is thrilled to be part of OCSF after serving as the Executive Director for a mid-sized UU congregation and, prior to that, pursuing a career in non-profit management focused on the performing arts....

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