New Employee Documentation and Payroll Requirement
The following Safe Environment documentation is necessary before a prospective employee is permitted to begin work for any parish, school, or agency:
- Registered online at www.virtus.org;
- Submitted a signed statement agreeing to be bound by the Policies and Procedures for Addressing Sexual Misconduct;
- Successfully passed the required background check;
- Attended a Protecting God’s Children for Adults training session.
The Payroll Office is not permitted to process salary payments until there is assurance that these requirements have been fulfilled.
Short Term Ministry
Verification of Good Standing: Short Term Services of Bishops, Priests, Deacons, Religious, and Laity in the Diocese of Covington
Bishops, priests, and deacons from outside the Diocese of Covington, and all religious and lay persons from outside one’s own parish, institution, or organization must be screened before being invited to minister or speak. A screening application must be submitted to the Chancery for every individual event, even if the prospective speaker/minister has provided service in the diocese previously. More detailed information and screening application forms are available on the Chancery webpage, https://www.covdio.org/chancery (select “Speaker/Minister Verification). Advertising for an event may not take place until good standing has been verified and clearance given to accept the services of the speaker/minister.