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
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: Carol Young
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Human Resources Director
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
Here you will find Human Resources materials that will be helpful at the Conference and Local Settings of the UCC.
• premiums paid by UCC
• Same-Gender Domestic Partner Benefits
• Preventative Care covered at 100% - deductible does not apply
• single $500 deductible/year
• family $1500 deductible/year
• 80/20% plan
Out of Network
• single $1500 deductible/year
• family $4500 deductible/year
• 60/40% plan
Mail order prescription plan
• pharmacy 80% of discounted price
• Mail order $34 generic, $75 preferred, $115 non-preferred, up to a 90 day supply
Dental Coverage – United Concordia
• premiums paid by UCC
• single $100 deductible/year
• family $200 deductible/year
Flexible Benefit Program Section 125 plan
• dependent care
• transportation plan
Short Term Disability Benefits/Long Term Disability Benefits
• see Personnel Policy Manual
Optional 24-hour Personal Travel Accident Insurance
• coverage up to $100,000
• cost to employee $36/year
Life Insurance – Metropolitan Life
• premiums paid by UCC
• coverage – 2 times annual salary rounded down.
• option to purchase additional up to 2 times salary
• $2,000 coverage for spouse
• $1,000 coverage per child
Optional Vision Plan
• exam coverage
• lens coverage
• other discounts
• 14% of base salary paid into pension fund by UCC.
• Tax Sheltered Annuity Option
• clergy housing allowance
• lay adjustment, exempt level
• direct deposit program for payroll
• exempt staff 22 days/year
• non-exempt staff 10 days for years 1-2, then see policy manual
Personal Days – paid
• 5 days per year for all staff
Sick Days – paid
• 1 day earned per month
• maximum accrual of 120 days
Holidays – paid
• 10 per year – subject to change
• exempt employees grade 8+ receive 2 months with full salary after 5 years of continuous service (see Employee Handbook)
• exempt employees grades 6-7 receive 1 month with full salary after 5 years of continuous service (see Personnel Policy Manual)
Employee Assistance Program
• assessment and counseling
• child care resources
• elder care resources
• legal services
• financial services
• wellness services
• retirement coaching
• Titans gym
• Verizon wireless
• Best Benefits Club
For full descriptions, refer to the Common Personnel Policies (All benefits listed are subject to modification/discontinuation)
Policy and services:
- Common Personnel Policies Handbook
- Employee Records
- Equal Opportunity and Diversity
- Workers' Compensation Program
Below are copies of our most commonly requested forms
Absence Report Form
Common Personnel Policies
- Best benefits club
- Fitness center payroll deduction
- Fitness center membership agreement
- Verizon discount
Employee Assistance Program
Exit Interview Forms
Family Medical Leave Forms
Independent Contractor Forms
Performance Review Forms
- Annual Review Form
- Annual Review Guidelines
- Officer Church Evaluation Form
- Supervisor Feedback and Employee Comments
Sabbatical Study Leave Applications
Staff Travel Guidelines