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​5.6.5 Clergy and Religious

​​​​Diocesan priests and religious are not considered employees for purposes of compensation, leave policies, and benefits. All religious—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 in Priest Personnel Policies and GuidelinesCompensation and benefits for religious are governed by the Policy for the Agreement for Services, Supervision and Termination of Women and Men Religious for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles​ (see also Religious Staff). For this reason, while these persons, for ease 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. 

The current Religious Compensation​ schedules are available from the Office of the Vicar for Clergy and Office of the Vicar for Women Religious​.​