Office of Church Staff Finances Publications
Office of Church Staff Finances Publications
UUA Staff

Health Care Reform Alerts

Periodic updates about the Affordable Care Act and related health care legislation: see Health Care Reform Alerts.

Compensation and Staffing News

Monthly tips and resources on compensation and personnel matters: Sign up for Compensation and Staffing News.


  • Mid-March 2020: COVID-19 Edition: Congregations as Employers During COVID-19; Finances: Personal and Congregational; Staff Care for the Long Haul
  • March 2020: Professional Expenses as Vocational Lifeline, Congregations as Employers on LeaderLab, Employee Illness
  • February 2020: Compensation Standards Launched, Minister's Discretionary Fund, Staff Development Opportunities, 2020 Mileage Rate
  • January 2020: Compensation Standards, Salary Recommendations and Resources '20-'21, Eye Exams/Eyewear Coverage, Message from Congregational Giving Team


  • December 2019: Reminders for 2020, New Form W-4, Note of Gratitude
  • November 2019: From Guidelines to Standards, Salary Recommendations for 2020-2021, Brief Items
  • October 2019: Open Enrollment, Common Sources of Confusion, Exempt Threshold Change
  • September 2019: Comp Program Past/Future, Professional Expenses for Ministers, Form I-9
  • August 2019: When a Staff member Changes Congregations, New Leaders/Subscribers?
  • July 2019: Professional Interim Training, Health Plan Audit, Benefits Reminders, State and Local Laws
  • June 2019: On Hiring Members, Pay Frequency, General Assembly
  • Special Edition, May 2019: Sample Personnel Policy Manual Available
  • May 2019: Notify Us of Employee Changes, Taxability of Moving Expenses, Staffing Levels and Congregational Size, Scam Alert from UUA IT
  • April 2019: Housing Allowance Preserved, Is Your Minister an Employee?, Interim Ministerial Agreement, Compensation Worksheet
  • March 2019: Budgeting for Benefits, Tax Withholdings, Proposed Change to Overtime Threshold
  • February 2019: New IRS Mileage Rate, Seeking Compensation Consultants, Be a MINDFUL Employer
  • No January issue.

2018 and earlier

2017 and 2018 issues are archived on the Office of Church Staff Finances Publications: Back Issues page.

Retirement Plan News

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About the Author

  • Jan is passionate about helping congregations live out their values within their walls! Her work is inspired by the mission of the UUA Office of Church Staff Finances: Guided by the values of our faith, we equip congregations for excellence as employers and their staff for financial competence and...

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