A138 Task Force on Parity and Equity of Lay Compensation and Benefits

Final Status: Rejected

Resolved, That the 81st General Convention call upon the Presiding Bishop and the President of the House of Deputies to appoint a task force consisting of three (3) Bishops, three (3) Presbyters or Deacons, and six (6) lay persons who represent a wide range of expertise in church employment and church employment benefits for both lay people and clergy including Episcopal schools, parishes, dioceses, and other Episcopal entities. The task force shall, in consultation with the Office of General Convention and the Church Pension Group, study and report on issues regarding parity and equity of lay compensation and benefits across The Episcopal Church, including regional differences, and those based on part-time status, race, gender, class, LGBTQ+, position, authority, nature of institution (school, church, etc.) for consideration of the 84th General Convention. 

Resolved, That the 81st General Convention request a budget allocation of $40,000 for this task force, to include one in-person meeting and resources for outside consultation.