Training programs are offered to all staff and help foster a healthy work environment.
Anti-Racism/Anti-Discrimination Education – through Common Services, an anti-racism education programs is available as follows:
- Orientation for all new employees
- Basic anti-racism education
- Periodic meetings and/or forums/brown bag lunches
This education helps develop knowledge, awareness, and skills related to race.
Preventing Workplace Harassment – this is a required program and it is designed to help employees recognize, prevent, and report any workplace harassment sexual or non-sexual.
Workplace HIV/AIDS Education – through the Health and Wholeness Advocacy office, this program is designed to education employees about the HIV/AIDS and prevention in ways that enable them to work through their fears and prejudices.
Professional Training and Development – All employees are encouraged, in conjunction with their supervisor, to develop and implement a plan for their job-related professional growth. Employees may be provided assistance with registration, tuition fees, and the cost of required materials.
New Employee Orientation – this program is designed to introduce all new hires to the organization and the workplace. This is required for all new staff.
Technology hands-on workshops – ongoing workshops are offered to all staff on computer hardware and software programs regularly used in the workplace. Workshops include basic, intermediate, and advanced training.
Training and development workshops – as scheduled by HR, these workshops are designed to update staff to new benefits as well as to enhance the professional skills of the staff. Includes technical and non-technical related topics and are led by certified specialists and consultants who are highly experienced in their fields.
Workplace Safety Programs – through Common Services, safety training workshops are offered to introduce safety procedures to staff; re-certification training is offered to floor marshals through the American Red Cross.
When a national search has been conducted, reasonable and approved relocation and moving expenses shall be paid on behalf of exempt employees newly called by election or administrative appointment who are relocating for the employment with the National Offices.
Covered expenses are:
a. Packing, shipping, unpacking and insuring of up to 15,000 lbs. of household goods and personal effects.
b. Transportation of the employee and his or her family at the time of the final move
New employees are to obtain quotes from the designated UCC provider:
Suddath® Relocation Systems
Contact: Rhonda Chaney
Office: (520) 747-1400 x7615 cell: 520.975.3056
Stevens Worldwide Van Lines
Contact: Vicki Bierlein
For assistance with locating a home, one search visit of up to 5 days will be provided. Transportation for one round trip by air is provided. Costs of lodging and meals for employee and spouse or domestic partner will be provided for up to five days named. Cost of rental car in Cleveland, if needed, is provided.
K & D - The United Church of Christ is a member of the K & D's Preferred Employer Program Specials.
- 2.5% off current market rent
- $99 Security Deposit
- Job Transfer Clause
- Home Purchase Clause
- Job Loss Clause
- Where Applicable: Free Pool Pass and Reduced Garage Rate
Reduced Renewal Rate
For more information visit their website www.kandd.com
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
6000 Parkland Blvd., Mayfield Heights, OH
Contact: Yvonne Clark
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
You and your dependents have the benefit of the Ease@work Employee Assistance Program. Whether it’s counseling, advice, referrals or general resources you’re looking for, Ease@work can provide support. Ease@work services are accessible to you and your dependents 24 hours a day. Request services by phone, email or through the website. The program is confidential and the only information shared with the UCC is a utilization report; no individual names or identifying information is ever released. Call Ease@work at: 800-521-3273 (EASE) or visit http://www.easeatwork.com. User ID: UCC National Password: EASE (upper case only).
Blues on Call
Contact Blues on Call to speak directly with a registered nurse/health coach. One toll-free call connects you to health information, support and confidential health counseling any day or time of the week. Visit http://www.brainshark.com/hmk/BOC_UCC or call 888-258-3428.
Wellness Rewards Program
Earn cash for completing each part of the Healthy Stewards Wellness Rewards Program through Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield – Up to $300 total!
Wellness Profile – The first step is completing the Wellness Profile, a survey that helps you understand where you stand with your health. This is a required step for completion of the Healthy Stewards Program. Earn $100 upon completion.
A biometric screening is a short health examination that can help to determine the risk level of a person for certain diseases and medical conditions and help to establish a health baseline. A typical screening will take place in about 15-20 minutes and consist of a blood draw (finger stick to test your HDL, LDL, Triglycerides, and Glucose) and other basic biometrics (BP, Height, Weight, BMI, and waist circumference). When these measurements are combined, your risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes can be assessed. These health conditions can be prevented with early detection. Earn $100 upon completion. You have until Aug. 15, 2018, to order a screening option. Visit https://portal.ichtools.com/ucc.
Coaching – Set health goals by phone with a Blues on Call Health and Wellness Coach or online with a WebMD My Health Assistant.
Visit https://www.highmarkbcbs.com/home/ to get started with the Healthy Stewards Wellness Rewards Program.
The Amistad Chapel
Visit the chapel for services of worship held in connection with church-related meetings or special events.
The chapel is also available for personal meditation.
Jeff Woodard, Massage Practitioner, has a certification in stress-reducing, relaxation massage. Jeff will be on-site for massage therapy on the first and second Tuesdays of the month from 9:00-noon in the Amistad Chapel. To schedule a massage, contact Jeff via email: email@example.com
Enjoy the massage chairs in the Staff Lounge located on the Mezzanine level during your lunch or break. The massage chairs are compliments of our MESA team.
Join your colleagues for YOGA led by Rebekah Choate on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon in the 9th floor Conference Room.
Get some fresh air and join a colleague for a walk.
The UCC is committed to helping you balance work with life’s transitions. If you are navigating an unexpected life event, please contact HR for more information about benefits available to you.
Your vote is your voice – don’t give it up!
These are difficult and challenging times for our local communities, our country, and the world. Divisive and heated rhetoric dominate the public dialogue, and the power of money is shutting out the voice of the average voter. More and more people are withdrawing from engagement in the political process out of a growing sense of cynicism and mistrust.
Now, more than ever, your voice and your efforts are needed.
As people of faith, we can play a unique role in this election cycle by encouraging civil, respectful dialogue that builds community and offers a hope-filled vision of the future for all people.
Join the Our Faith, Our Vote campaign and find out how your congregation can participate in the electoral process through faithful, nonpartisan engagement. Check out our resources and sign up for helpful webinars and opportunities to make a difference in this election season.
Post-Election Gratitude for your Work & A Message from our Leaders
After a bitter and bruising election season, we come to this moment. I am so grateful for the many ways that UCC members and churches worked to lift up the voices and concerns of the marginalized – the poor, the unhoused, the vulnerable. You registered, educated, mobilized and prayed with the people of your community. (Read more.)
Lead your Congregation! Become an Our Faith Our Vote Captain!
As a captain you will assist your congregation in activities related to at least one of three areas:
- Voter Registration - Organize a church voter registration team. Make sure your congregation is 100% registered. Register your church-based or community service clients. Provide your college-bound students with information on absentee voting or voting in their campus community.
- Voter Education - Hold issue forums in which church members can talk openly and respectfully about key issues in this election season on the local, state, federal and international levels. Create spaces to encourage people to connect their faith with their hopes for the 2016 election and beyond.
- Voter Empowerment and Mobilization - Organize nonpartisan get-out-the-vote activities for your congregation and community. Empower members of your community with the information they need to exercise their right to vote.
Our Faith Our Vote Tips & Resources
- Get Active in the Elections
- Get Out the Vote
- College Resources
- Youth and Young Adults in Action
- Worship Resources
- Being a Civil Voice in Uncivil Times
- Ballot Initiatives
- Election Protection
- Helpful Links
- Download Toolkit
Welcome to the UCC National Offices Human Resources web site. This site was developed to assist you in navigating the valuable resources available to you as National Staff. You will find information about employment opportunities, policies, programs, and services. The HR staff is committed to modeling best practices and to customer service.
View opportunities at the National Offices.
Benefits and Compensation
Our rich benefits are an important part of our overall compensation package.
Training and Development
View training programs available through the HR Office.
Illuminating the past, realizing the present, and envisioning the future
We are a church-wide resource whose task is to gather, provide, and interpret information and trends for the purpose of illuminating the past, realizing the present, and envisioning the future of the United Church of Christ in the larger context.
In our roles, we:
- Collect, analyze, maintain and report data for wider church use
- Determine data and assessment needs
- Develop the annual UCC Yearbook and Directory, as well as the online resource, Access UCC
- Work collaboratively across all settings of the UCC to analyze trends and produce relevant up-to-date information for vital ministry
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Frank Bolden – Chair
Robert (Bob) Frieberg
Alice Hunt - Vice-Chair
Seung Un (Paul) Tche
"We were fortunate to get some truly invested facilitators and we were all very impressed with the training weekend. The trainers were great, the pace was lively, the material dealt with real issues, and the process was well thought out. The added incentive was the promise of an assessment of our church done by outsiders,"
- Rev. Ruby Easton, West Parish UCC in Andover MA.
Watch a New Beginnings Assessment video testimony!
"New Beginnings provides an excellent combination of outside assessment and internal discernment. The assessment and training provoke deep and imaginative conversation that empowers a congregation to own the future God has in store for them."
- Rev. Wendy Vander Hart, Associate Conference Minister, Massachusetts Conference, UCC
"What is God calling your congregation to do and be in this time and this place?"
If your congregation can answer "yes" to three or more of the following, it may be time for a New Beginning:
• Less than 70 in worship, or more than 70 in worship but significant decline for a decade
• Wrestling with future vision for the church
• Significant building issues
• Aging membership
• Changing neighborhood
• Trouble paying bills and/or paying off a loan
• Currently in interim time of transition
With New Beginnings, your congregation will:
• Receive a comprehensive report of strengths and challenges, as well as a realistic picture of possible future directions.
• Be trained in a discernment process to follow God's lead in choosing a new direction.
• Discover available ministry opportunities in the community.
• Learn how to discuss and implement change in a healthy, open manner.
• Leaders receive additional training on leading through change.
• Set a course for future strategic and visionary ministry planning.
Download the full brochure.
New Beginnings Info Sheet.
New Beginnings Resources for Conferences and Congregations
Conference/Region Roles in New Beginnings
Conference/Region Application for New Beginnings
Church Application for New Beginnings
"Two of the things I have most appreciated about the New Beginnings program are its extensiveness and thoroughness. I have encountered no other program that gives such a complete assessment of the church from its facilities to finances, from the community around the building to the community within the building, it really helps the church fully understand the reality and potential of its current situation. Combining that with the training for house meetings and ongoing coaching/mentoring gives the church all that it really needs to discern and move into its future."
- Rev. Donald Remick, Associate Conference Minister, Massachusetts Conference, UCC
Here you will find Human Resources materials that will be helpful at the Conference and Local Settings of the UCC.