Resolution Number: 2018-C029
Title: Collect Data on Clergy Compensation by Race
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred as Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That the 79th General Convention, recognizing the need for The Episcopal Church to participate in “Becoming Beloved Community,” directs the Recorder of Ordinations to develop and implement a strategy for compiling and reporting canonically resident clergy data by race; and be it further

Resolved, That the Recorder of Ordinations present its strategy to Executive Council at its spring 2019 meeting; and be it further

Resolved, That recognizing the time required to properly compile the data, the Church Pension Group “???????2020 Clergy Compensation Report,” as well as reports for subsequent years, include data about compensation by race.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Austin, 2018 (New York: General Convention, 2018), p. 898.

Legislative History

Author: Connecticut
Originating House: House of Deputies
Originating Committee: Church Pension Fund

House of Deputies

The House of Deputies Committee on Church Pension Fund presented its Report #4 on Resolution C029 (Clergy Compensation by Race) and moved adoption with amendment.

Original Text of Resolution:

(C029)

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That the 79th General Convention, recognizing the need for The Episcopal Church to participate in “Becoming Beloved Community,” directs Church Pension Group to develop a strategy for collecting, compiling, and reporting clergy compensation data by race; and be it further

Resolved, That this strategy include collecting this data from clergy currently enrolled in the Church Pension Fund, as well as from future enrollees as part of its standard intake process; and be it further

Resolved, That Church Pension Group present for approval its proposed strategy to Executive Council at its winter 2019 meeting; and be it further

Resolved, That the Church Pension Group “2019 Clergy Compensation Report,” as well as reports for subsequent years, include data about compensation by race.

Committee Amendment:

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That the 79th General Convention, recognizing the need for The Episcopal Church to participate in “Becoming Beloved Community,” directs Church Pension Group the Recorder of Ordinations to develop and implement a strategy for collecting,compiling, and reporting canonically resident clergy compensation data by race; and be it further

Resolved, That this strategy include collecting this data from clergy currently enrolled in the Church Pension Fund, as well as from future enrollees as part of its standard intake process; and be it further

Resolved, That Church Pension Groupthe Recorder of Ordinations present for approval its proposed strategy to Executive Council at its winterspring 2019 meeting; and be it further

Resolved, That recognizing the time required to properly compile the data, the Church Pension Group “20192020 Clergy Compensation Report,” as well as reports for subsequent years, include data about compensation by race.

Motion carried

Resolution adopted with amendment

(Communicated to the House of Bishops in HD Message #73)

House of Bishops

The House of Bishops Committee on Church Pension Fund presented its Report #2 on HD Message #73 on Resolution C029 (Clergy Compensation by Race) and moved concurrence.

Motion carried

The House concurred

(Communicated to the House of Deputies in HB Message #168)

Resolution Concurred by Both Houses, July 10.

Abstract:   The 79th General Convention directs the Recorder of Ordinations to begin compiling and reporting data on the racial demographics including compensation.