Office of Church Staff Finances Publications: Back Issues

Compensation and Staffing News: Back Issues


  • 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.


  • Special Year-End Issue: Tax Information and W-2 Forms, 2019 Reminders, OCSF Coverage
  • December 2018: Compensation Worksheet, '19-'20 Salary Recommendations Posted, 2019 Reminders (Ministerial Housing Allowance, State Minimum Wage), Professional Interim Training, Next Issue Mid-February
  • November 2018: Salary Recommendations for '19-'20, Changes to Insurance Plans for 2019, New Ministerial Agreement, OCSF Team
  • October 2018: Benefits Tune-up Month, Compensation and Staffing Resources, OCSF Briefs
  • September 2018: Insurance Plan Enrollment Windows, EAP for Group Insurance Plan Participants, Seeking Feedback, Accepting Comments on Ministerial Agreement
  • No August issue.
  • July 2018: Moving Expenses as Taxable Income, August Hiatus, OCSF Briefs
  • June 2018: Performance Evaluations, Unused Professional Expenses, Professional Interim Training, OCSF at GA
  • May 2018:¬†Employer Contributions to Retirement Plan, When an Employee Becomes Disabled, UUA LeaderLab
  • April 2018: Position Description Template, Recordkeeping for Nonexempt Staff, Budgeting for Benefits
  • March 2018: Keeping Health/Dental Premiums Pre-Tax, Tax Law Affects Employee Moving Expenses, Encourage Staff to Check Withholding
  • February 2018:¬†Who's a Minister for IRS Purposes? Staff Carrying Other Health Insurance? 2018 Withholding Tables
  • January 2018: Salary or Other Employee Changes, Tax Forms, Staffing for Diversity: Part VI (Wrap-up)


  • December 2017: Year-end Briefs (Employee Classification, Housing Allowance Designation, Professional Expense Clarification, Employee Contributions to Retirement Plan), 2018-2019 Salary Recommendations and Resources, Staffing for Diversity: Part V (Ongoing Staff Support)
  • November 2017: OCSF Briefs (2018 Health Plan rates, Open Enrollment), Form I-9 Audits, Staffing for Diversity: Part IV (Welcoming New Staff)
  • October 2017: Benefits Tune-up Workbook, November Open Enrollment, Staffing for Diversity: Part III (Screening and Interviewing)
  • September 2017: OCSF Webpages, Quick Quiz, Staffing for Diversity: Part II (Position Descriptions and Publicity)
  • August 2017: PLUS Program for New Staff, Benefits for Employees Serving 2 Congregations, Staffing for Diversity: Part I (Vision and Values)
  • July 2017: Subscribers and Past Issues, Professional Interim Training, General Assembly Workshop Slides
  • June 2017: New Resources for Hiring, Refreshed Compensation Guidelines, OCSF at General Assembly
  • May 2017: Transition of Benefits, Housing Allowance Designation, Model Employment Agreement
  • April 2017: Benefits Provisions, New I-9 Form, OCSF Webinar Slides & Recordings
  • March 2017: Compensation Consultants, Budget for Retirement Plan Contributions, Employers of Choice
  • February 2017: Salary Recommendations for 2017-2018, Compensation Webinar, New Schedule for Posting Recommendations

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