Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, That every diocese and ministry organization, in recognition of the guidelines included in The Manual of Business Methods in Church Affairs, be requested to include a letter of agreement as part of a transparent hiring process for any church employee. Such letter of agreement may describe the duties and responsibilities of the position, including details about salary and benefits. The letter may also include provisions for an annual performance evaluation, procedures for the reconciliation of disagreements, and articulate policies concerning dissolution.
Title I, Canon 7, “Of Business Methods in Church Affairs”, and Resolution D-147 (1979 GC): “Accounting Principles and Practices for Dioceses, Parishes, and Other Congregations”
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