Office of Church Staff Finances Publications

Compensation and Staffing News

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  • July 2024: Helping Staff Pay for "Other" Health Insurance, Switching Insurance Payments to ACH, Exempt Salary Threshold Increase
  • June 2024: How's It Going with the New-ish Salary Program?, Exempt Salary Threshold Increasing July 1, Attending Virtual General Assembly?, Staffing Sustainably and Faithfully, Continuing Education Grant Funds Available, From Our Insurance Team: Transitions Webinar
  • May 2024: Exempt Salary Threshold Change, Streamlining Insurance Processes, Retirement Plan Restatement for Ease and Equity
  • April 2024: Seeking Your Input, Articles to Help You Support Your Staff, Moving Allowances Under Current Tax Law
  • March 2024: New and Revised LeaderLab Pages, Life and Long-Term Disability Notes
  • February 2024: Show Your Staff the Love, Submit Your Splits Annually, Withholding Income Taxes for Ministers, A Scholarship for Lay Leaders Preparing for Seminary
  • January 2024: W-2 Instructions and Electronic Filing, Property Insurance Challenges, The Association of UU Administrators (AUUA)


  • December 2023: Year-end Reminders, Insurance News, Sharing Staff, Digital Security, Holiday Blessings
  • November 2023: Congregations as Faithful Employers, Open Enrollment: It's Open!, Salary Program Resources for 2024-2025
  • October 2023 (Special Edition): Open Enrollment Runs Through November
  • October 2023: Preparing for Open Enrollment, Health Plan Audit, Countering Scarcity, Changing your Employer Participation Agreement, Pending Salary Program Updates
  • 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

2022 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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