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Oct 29
Change to Search Function (using Google Search)

​The internal search engine for the handbook is being upgraded. While we perform this task we have changed the search function to refer searches to Google for results. You will note the "Powered by Google Search" label below the search box.


Oct 25
Section 8.12.2 COVID

​This section has been updated to include the new State and Cal OSHA definition of "close contact", which is "breathing the same airspace" if it is an indoor space less than 400,000 cubic feet, or, the "6 foot rule" if the indoor space is greater than 400,000 cubic feet.

Oct 16
Chapter 5.2.19 - References and Verification of Employment Update

The policy on references and verification of employment was updated to clarify what kinds of information can be disclosed to third parties or to other archdiocesan employers when giving an employment reference.​

Oct 03
Section 8.12.2 COVID

​This section was updated to reflect the latest mask requirements.

Sep 13
Chapter 5.13.7.7 Housing and Room and Board (Clergy)

​The subsection on clergy living in a rectory or parish house has been updated to align with Safeguard the Children policies on adults interacting with minors and to address the issue of clergy who need assistance with in-home care.

Aug 29
Section 8.12.2 COVID-19 Guidelines

​The guidelines were updated to reflect current mandates and recommedations, as well as reporting requirements.

Aug 16
Notice regarding archdiocesan non-discrimination policies

[Note that by following these standards​ and policies, the archdiocese is not waiving any exceptions or exemptions that may apply to it as a religious nonprofit organization.]

This statement (or a close paraphrase) has been added to these sections of the Handbook: 1.2.5, 5.2.2, 5.2.7, 5.4.1, 13.1.4, 14.1 and 14.3.

Jul 29
Chapter 2.5.2 -- Parish Finance Council Guidelines

​The Council of Priests approved, and Archbishop Gomez promulgated, updated guidelines for Parish Finance Councils.  They are included as a resource in Chapter 2.5.2.  Note that the responsibilities of Parish Finance Councils include financial oversight of parish schools.

Jul 20
Chapter 3 - School Governance

​This Chapter has been fully updated to reflect, among other things, the structural reorganization of the Department of Catholic Schools. ​

Jun 02
Chapter 8 Health and Safety, Section 8.12.2

​The definition of "close contact" is further clarified to align with various governmental departments

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