Office of Church Staff Finances Publications

Compensation and Staffing News

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  • 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


  • December, 2021: Retirement Plan Eligibility, Resources for Staff and Lay Leaders, End of Year Reminders
  • November, 2021 (PDF): Open Enrollment Info, Retirement Plan Employer Contributions, Budgeting for '22-'23 Salaries
  • October 2021 (PDF): Professional Expense Rules, Retirement Plan Employee Contributions, Open Enrollment Coming in November
  • September 2021 (PDF):, Nonstandard Positions: What to Pay, Retirement Plan Tip #1, Insurance Enrollment Windows Special Case, Lightly Revised Model Ministerial Agreement
  • Special Edition: Late August 2021 (PDF): Compensation and Benefits Specialist Opening, Updated COVID-19 Guidance (Delta Variant)
  • August 2021 (PDF): Insurance Enrollment Periods, Forms and Communications, Health Plan Audit, Retirement Plan Notes, UUA COVID Team Notes
  • July 2021 (PDF):¬†Summer Reminders (sharing staff, salary adjustments, minimum wage), Retirement Plan Top 10, Poll
  • June 2021 (PDF): Elective Contributions, Reporting Employee Changes, Professional Development, General Assembly, Our First Poll
  • May 2021 (PDF): New Faces in OCSF, Rule Differences Across Plans, Split Form, BCBS Settlement Notice
  • April 2021 (PDF): Health Plan Rate Changes, Expectations of Staff, Transitions Support for Staff, Toll-Free Number for Insurance
  • March 2021 (PDF): Budgeting and Staffing for Multi-Platform Ministries, Bring Your Own Device, Benefits Tune-up In Review
  • February 2021 (PDF): Benefits Tune-up Workbook, Tax-Exempt Status, Treasurer Testimonial, Introducing Our Administrator
  • January 2021 (PDF): Recapping 2020 Programs and Resources - 1) the Shift from Guidelines to Standards, 2) COVID-19 Resources, and 3) Support for Staff During Ministerial Transitions; Sending Forms Electronically

2020 and Earlier

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

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