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Sep 20
5.6.6 Business Expense Reimbursements​​​​

​Additional details have been added to Section 5.6.6 Business Expense Reimbursement policy on necessary approvals and required supporting documentation.

Sep 16
COVID-19 reporting in Health and Safety Chapter 8.12

​Instructions for reporting COVID-19 cases and Reporting Form have been added to the Handbook.

Sep 15
13-6 Testing and Research in Schools

​Corrections made to the formatting of the subtopics.

Aug 05
10.4.2 Using Copyrighted Material on the Internet, in Online Presentations or Distance Learning

​The copyright "fair use" topic in Chapter 10.4.2 has been supplemented with the rules that apply to online teaching and training, as provided by the TEACH Act. These rules apply to platforms such as ZOOM, Microsoft Teams, Adobe ​​Connect, and the like. 

Jul 27
10.6.3 Terms of Use for Websites

​A fillable .pdf sample resource, Terms of Use for Websites has been uploaded to Chapter 10.6.3.

Jul 15
5.12 Religious Staff - Agreement & Compensation Schedule

The Sample Agreement for religious order staff and the 2020-2021 compensation schedule have been updated. ​

Jul 10
4.2.3 Program Administration - Faith Formation/Religious Education

Registration guidance for Faith Formation/Religious Education programs has been updated and supplemented with three revised resources:  Registration Guidelines for Parish Faith Formation Programs, Registration Form and Emergency Card. ​

Jul 02
2.5.1 Pastoral Council

​The guidelines for pastoral councils that were revised in 2019 are now in the Administrative Handbook in English and Spanish.

Jun 18
10.3 Prohibited Practices for Electronic Communications

​Clarification of the following prohibited practice in electronic communications for archdiocesan activities

Users of all electronic communication systems, devices, or materials covered by the Acceptable Use and Responsibility Policy for Electronic Communications (Archdiocesan AUP)​ shall NOT:

"When conducting business for a Location or the archdiocese, use any email service, file storage/file-sharing services, or other communications and collaboration services that has not been explicitly approved by or is not, either by written agreement or other documented means, under the control of the archdiocese or Location (i.e., do not use personal Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail or social media accounts for official Location or archdiocesan business)"

May 26
Chapter 17 - Record Retention Charts Updated

The Record Retention Charts (by category and record type) have been updated to include the Paycheck Protection Program requirement of 6 year retention of documents after the loan is forgiven or paid in full

Additional changes: 7 years from termination changed to 7 years from end of employment; certain school employee records kept as permanent; and VIRTUS records for volunteers included.​

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