"Anglican clergy are paid less than clergy in many other churches according to an interim report on compensation conducted for the Anglican Church". "The survey shows that a broad range of pay practices and policies exists throughout the church. Generally, dioceses provide only minimum pay guidelines for a parish which then sets a stipend according to its ability and the degree of satisfaction with the incumbent. Actual stipends paid to clergy range from $14,244 to $45,000, the study shows. ... Bishops' stipends range from $22,625 to $50,654, with an average of $32,530, according to the study undertaken by the management consultant firm of Woods Gordon and presented to National Executive Council in November ". "A major objective of the study was to identify and understand the issues which affect compensation policies and practices and determine their impact on bishops, clergy and lay employees of the church". "A document, 'Principles of a Healthy Remuneration System', was approved by General Synod in 1986 to provide a framework upon which compensation standards could be set".
That a second task force be struck by the National Executive Council to review both the constitutional and administrative documents that presently exist concerning the General Secretary and to draft a full job description of the position of General Secretary which would - among other things -
a) clearly describe the relationships among the General Secretary, the Executive Director of Program, and the Treasurer;
b) outline the salary ranges of the General Secretary and clearly establish the process for and frequency of salary reviews;
c) describe the relationship and function that the General Secretary has as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of General Synod with reference to the Primate and to the national staff;
d) distinguish the difference between:
i. the General Secretary;
ii. the Senior Provincial Metropolitan's functions as the Acting Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada in the event of the death or incapacity of the Primate;
iii. the Prolocutor's function as the "Deputy" Chair of General Synod;
e) investigate the merit of establishing a definite term of office for senior executive positions;
f) outline clearly and with greater specificity both the authority and the accountability of the General Secretary;
g) describe the parameters of the position of General Secretary so that this ministry could be equally, though not identically, served by either a cleric or a lay person;
and report back to the National Executive Council no later than March 1989. CARRIED #28-05-87
(B1) Dr. D.J. Broadwell, on behalf of the Special Salary Committee appointed at the February meeting, reported that a meeting of the Committee had been held on April 27, 1966. This Committee now proposed the following resolutions for consideration:
That when the new Church House structure has taken form there be conducted a professional and independent evaluation by Management Consultants of all positions in Church House, with job analysis and description, with a view to establishing a continuing policy on staff relations, working conditions and income, and a personnel structure to administer this policy. CARRIED
Referred to National Executive Council Resolutions from the Commission on the Structure of the Canadian Church
That Sections 1 and 2 of the following resolution be referred to the Committee on Organization, and Section 3 to the General Secretary of General Synod:
"1. That, if the General Synod approves the discharge of the Basic Stipend Committee, the Commission be divided into three sub-committees;
(a) Relations of General Synod vis-a-vis Provincial and Diocesan Synods;
(b) The Ministry, generally;
(c) Salary Structures.
2. That the Primate be respectfully asked to include in the Commission's terms of reference parochial and salary structures in the relation to the Ecclesiastical Provinces.
3. That in view of the important issues faced by the Commission and the difficulty experienced in obtaining a hitherto meagre attendance, the Primate be requested to arrange for meetings to be held at times and in places where the membership will not be called upon to attend other meetings and can devote its time to full consideration and debate." CARRIED
Bishop Ken Genge asked the House how it dealt with clergy in distress. Discussion followed. Bishop Percy O'Driscoll offered to provide information (see Attachment) with regard to a program underway in the Diocese of Huron.
That the House forward a recommendation to the Metropolitans that, at the time of consecration of a bishop, the Metropolitan ensure that, as a `Standard of the House', a Bishop-to-Bishop relationship be established. CARRIED
A three page attachment entitled "Clergy Assistance Program for Diocese of Huron" is attached to the House of Bishop minutes, but not reproduced here.
The Report of the Clergy Marriages Task Force was received and discussed. The policy of the Diocese of Calgary with respect to dysfunction and marital breakdown was found to be helpful in setting out a model of diocesan procedures and guidelines for the caring of clergy families. Some elements of it might be in conflict with human rights codes.
The bishops were informed that a Personnel Review Task Force has been established to study what services the national office is providing the dioceses since the retirement of the Reverend Richard Johns. A questionnaire is to go to all bishops as well as other networks of the church, and a recommendation will be made to NEC at some time in the future.
That this House asks the Primate to set up a Task Force to consider ways of enabling the implementation of the recommendations of the Clergy Marriage Report in the various dioceses across the country and report to a future meeting of the House. CARRIED