The Personnel Committee was created to develop and maintain a HUUC Personnel Manual and associated employee records; to oversee (in consultation with their supervisor) annual employee evaluations for nonordained church staff; to consult by request should issues/disagreements of a Personnel/Human Resources nature arise; and shall keep the Board of Trustees informed of it’s activities through semiannual reports, and incident reports as needed. The Personnel Committee shall make annual salary recommendations for nonordained staff. Also the Personnel Committee may be consulted regarding recruitment, selection, and training of new staff.
The Personnel Committee shall be comprised of three members: one member appointed by the Committee on Ministry, one member appointed by the Board of Trustees, and one member with requisite skills appointed by the called minister. The Personnel Committee selects a chairperson from within.
Selection of members
Those serving on the Personnel Committee must be voting members of Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church. Committee members should have a strong capacity for confidentiality, and business or HR experience is helpful. Volunteers are not accepted.
Committee terms are one year in length and expire at the end of the church year. Committee members may be reappointed for no more than three consecutive terms, ideally staggered for continuity. The minister appoints a church member to fill any vacancy created by early departure.
Committee discussions are kept closed and confidential in order to promote candor, honest communication, and feedback regarding potentially sensitive issues. The Personnel Committee should inform the minister of all meetings.
- Develop and maintain a current HUUC Personnel Manual.
- Retain all legally-required employee records confidentially in a locked file Oversee annual employee evaluations for nonordained church staff.
- Consult by request on issues/disagreements of a Personnel/Human Resources nature Submit semiannual reports to the Board, and update with incident reports as needed.
- Research and submit to the Board appropriate annual salary/wage recommendations for nonordained staff.
- Consult by request during recruitment, selection, and training of new staff.
~ August 8, 2010