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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

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

Deacon Bill Saborsky
429 East Grandview Blvd.
P.O. Box 10397
Erie, PA 16514-0397
Fax: 814.824.1181
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aGeneral H.R. Introduction—A letter from Deacon Bill Saborsky

Health Insurance

aSummary of Benefits and Coverage

Accident Reporting and Compliance

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aPreface to How to Report Accidents (PDF)

aEmployer's Report of Occupational Injury or Disease form (PDF)

aParish Accident and Illness Prevention Program (PDF)

Developing a Parish Employee Handbook

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aLetter of Introduction (Word—select "SAVE")

aExample A: Quinn Law Firm Template (Word—select "SAVE")

aExample B: Quinn Law Firm template modified with parish-specific terms (Word—select "SAVE")

aExample C: Draft of Example B with tutorial comments (Word—select "SAVE")

Hiring process tips

aForm I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification Form and Instructions

aForm W-4 Current Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate

aEmployee Assistance Program (EAP) for Diocesan Employees (Word—select "SAVE")

aLabor Law Poster Guidance (Word—select "SAVE")

aJob Application (Word—select "SAVE")

aBlank Format—Position Profile (Word—select "SAVE")

aExample: Receptionist (Word—select "SAVE")

aExample: Maintenance (Word—select "SAVE")

Checking References:

aCharacter Reference Checks (Word—select "SAVE")

aEmployer Reference Checks (Word—select "SAVE")

a“Regrets” Letter Sample (Word—select "SAVE")

aWage and Hour Worksheet (Word—select "SAVE")

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

aNon-Exempt Performance
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aExempt Performance
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Employee discipline and termination
and Bishop's directive

aUnder review - check back later - Bishop's Policy Concerning Progressive Discipline

aProgressive Discipline—Rationale & Sample Policy
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aFinal Warning Format (Word—select "SAVE")

aTermination Letter Due to Position Elimination / Layoff
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aTermination For Cause / Voluntary Resignation
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Electronic communications

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aSample: Software Policy (Word—select "SAVE")