5.6.5 Diocesan Priests and Women and Men ReligiousDiocesan priests and religious are not considered
employees for purposes of compensation, leave policies, and benefits. On the other hand, deacons holding employment positions are considered regular employees. All religious order priests, brothers, and sisters ministering in the
archdiocese receive compensation, stipends, and benefits according to a
schedule updated annually and approved by the archdiocese. Compensation and benefits for diocesan priests are determined according to the Priest Personnel Policies and Guidelines. Compensation and benefits for religious women and men are
governed by the Agreement for Religious, Policy and Compensation Schedule (see also Religious Staff).
For this reason, while these persons, for ase of reference, are
sometimes referred to as "employees" and are subject to many
employment-related policies, the particular policies about employee
compensation, pay administration, leave of absence, and benefits do not
apply to diocesan priests or religious women and men.
The current Religious Compensation schedules are available from the Office of the Vicar for Clergy and Office of the Vicar for Women Religious.