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Employees-Church Personnel

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For purposes of this policy only, Church Personnel includes all individuals who minister, work, or volunteer in any school, parish, or ministry of the Archdiocese whose compliance with this policy is sought.

Church Personnel shall mean all of the following:

Clergy:

All priests and deacons who have faculties in the Archdiocese

Employee:

Any lay individual who is employed by, or engaged in, ministry who is given payment for services (any form of compensation, whether monetary or otherwise) rendered in which the obligation to withhold for payroll tax (FICA, Medicare and withholding) exists, whether part-time or full-time. This definition shall include all such persons whether employed by the Archdiocese, parish, school, early childhood center, nursing home, group home, or other Archdiocesan entity that is controlled by or operated by the Archbishop. This definition does not include independent contractors, consultants, vendors or other persons who are not subject to the supervision of the Archdiocese and for whom no such duty to withhold payroll taxes exists.

Religious Brothers and Sisters:

Religious brothers and sisters who are regularly involved in ministry on behalf of an entity controlled or operated by the Archdiocese.

Seminarians:

Those men enrolled in a seminary as seminarians of the Archdiocese of Miami or who are regularly involved in ministry at an entity controlled or operated by the Archdiocese.

Covered volunteer:

Any unpaid person who is engaged in or involved in any archdiocesan institution or parish activity, and who is entrusted with the care or supervision of children or vulnerable adults; or has regular contact with children or vulnerable adults.

Independent contractor:

Any non-employed lay individual who is hired or engaged to perform services (for any form of compensation, whether monetary or otherwise) on behalf of the Archdiocese including any parish, school, early childhood center, nursing home, group home or other archdiocesan entity that is controlled by or operated by the Archdiocese.