D073 Amend Canon III.7.4 and Canon III.9.3

Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, That Canon III.7.4 Of the Life and Work of Deacons be amended by adding a new Section (h):

Sec. 4. (h) All half time or greater permanent stipendiary positions that are recognized by the Church Pension Fund must be publicly posted, including but not limited to the posting of said positions through the Office of Transition Ministries (OTM) portal for a minimum of two weeks, except as otherwise specified by Canons.

And be it further

Resolved, That Canon III.9.3 Of the Life and Work of Priests be amended by adding a new Section (a) and renumbering all subsequent sections:

Sec.3. (a) All half time or greater permanent stipendiary positions that are recognized by the Church Pension Fund must be publicly posted, including but not limited to the posting of said positions through the Office of Transition Ministries (OTM) portal for a minimum of two weeks, except as otherwise specified by Canons.

And be it further

Resolved, That the Standing Commission on Structure, Governance, Constitution and Canons consider the question of public posting of stipendiary positions for lay people and report to the 80th General Conventions recommendations that would provide equitable access to the application process for qualified applicants for stipendiary positions in congregations and dioceses of The Episcopal Church, and in institutions affiliated with The Episcopal Church.


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