My DioErie: Human Resources

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Human Resources coordinates the administration of personnel policies and practices for St. Mark Catholic Center and offers assistance and advice to parishes on employment practice matters.

Department of Labor’s 12/1/16 deadline mandate placed on hold
A federal judge has issued an “11th hour” injunction halting the Dec. 1 implementation of changes mandated by the Department of Labor. The injunction was issued pending further review of the changes. If you are a pastor, business manager, department head, school principal, administrator, agency director or hold any other leadership position involved with the Department of Labor mandate, read two related documents below to review recommendations on how to proceed. Please share this important information with any of your parish/school/agency administrators. 

Exempt Non-Exempt Worksheet

Reference materials for parishes and agencies
The information below is for reference only. It is not to be construed as a statement of diocesan policy. Any use, in whole or in part, of the information contained on this web page is the responsibility of the using parish or agency, and therefore should be reviewed by the using agency for formal legal approval and used at their own risk.

For more specific diocesan guidelines regarding employment, hiring, firing, and benefit issues, please feel free to consult pages 16-1 through 16-4 entitled: Employment Practice and Guidelines section of the Diocese of Erie Parish Financial Practices Policy Manual

Please follow these steps when downloading Microsoft Word documents:

  1. Click on a Word document link
  2. Select "SAVE" and save
    the document to your computer
  3. Customize Word document on your computer

Accident Reporting and Compliance
Workers Compensation Claim Kit
Please remember to save Word documents to your computer before modifying.

Preface to How to Report Accidents (PDF)
Employer's Report of Occupational Injury or Disease form (PDF)
Parishes and Schools Accident and Illness Prevention Program (PDF)

Developing a Parish Employee Handbook
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Letter of Introduction (Word—select "SAVE")
Example A: Quinn Law Firm Template (Word—select "SAVE")
Example B: Quinn Law Firm template modified with parish-specific terms (Word—select "SAVE")
Example C: Draft of Example B with tutorial comments (Word—select "SAVE")

Hiring process tips
Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification Form
Form W-4 Current Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for Diocesan Employees (Word—select "SAVE")
Labor Law Poster Guidance (Word—select "SAVE")
Job Application (Word—select "SAVE")
Suggested Outline for Preparing Job Position Profiles

Example: Parish Secretary (Word—select "SAVE")
Example: Parish Maintenance (Word—select "SAVE")
Example: Diocesan Director of Accounting (Word—select "SAVE")
Example: Parish Director of Youth Ministry (Word—select "SAVE")
Checking References:
Character Reference Checks (Word—select "SAVE")
Employer Reference Checks (Word—select "SAVE")
Performance Evaluation
Performance Evaluation form

Worksheet to determine exempt/non-exempt criteria based on IRS Regulations
Exempt Non-Exempt Worksheet

Employee discipline and termination and bishop's directive
Under review - check back later - Bishop's Policy Concerning Progressive Discipline
Progressive Discipline—Rationale & Sample Policy Considerations (Word—select "SAVE")
Final Warning Format (Word—select "SAVE")

Electronic communications
Sample: Internet Policy (Word—select "SAVE")
Sample: Software Policy (Word—select "SAVE")

401(k) plan
Visit Financial Services for 401(k) information

Questions regarding the contents or other Human Resource issues should be directed to:

Jim Tometsko, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Director of Human Resources
429 East Grandview Blvd.
P.O. Box 10397
Erie, PA 16514-0397
Fax: 814.824.1181
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