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Hiring Practices

Coverage of the 2017 controversy over UUA hiring practices that led to the resignation of UUA President Peter Morales and two other senior staff members, to the appointment of an interim leadership team, and to a renewed push for challenging white supremacy within Unitarian Universalism. 

Board appoints six to two-year Commission on Institutional Change

General Assembly

Board appoints six to two-year Commission on Institutional Change

Will analyze structural racism and white supremacy within the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Elaine McArdle | 6/22/2017

UUA board votes to limit president’s ability to grant severance packages

General Assembly

UUA board votes to limit president’s ability to grant severance packages

In second day of New Orleans meeting, Board of Trustees also caps how much president can spend without board approval.

Elaine McArdle | 6/21/2017

UUA board approves funding plan for Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism

General Assembly

UUA board approves funding plan for Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism

At New Orleans board meeting, trustees also discuss deficit caused by severance packages.

Elaine McArdle | 6/21/2017

In resigning, some UUA staff received ‘shocking’ severance

UU news

In resigning, some UUA staff received ‘shocking’ severance

Letter from interim co-presidents reveals that severance totaled more than $500,000 for employees who resigned during hiring practices controversy.

Elaine McArdle | 6/16/2017

UUA co-presidents set goals for racial diversity of staff

UU news

UUA co-presidents set goals for racial diversity of staff

New hiring procedures aim for 40 percent of managers and professional staff to be people of color or indigenous people.

Elaine McArdle | 6/12/2017

UUA president steps down amid outcry over hiring practices

UU news

UUA president steps down amid outcry over hiring practices

Board calls for inquiry into bias in hiring, appoints interim team; widespread support for examination of white supremacy within UUA.

Elaine McArdle | 5/15/2017 | Summer 2017

Making this a time of opportunity

From the president

Making this a time of opportunity

From the interim co-presidents: We are committed to making this a time of opportunity and not merely a troubled time to be survived. 

Sofia Betancourt, William G Sinkford, Leon Spencer | 5/23/2017 | Summer 2017

Interim co-presidents see ‘opportunity to re-center ourselves’

UU news

Interim co-presidents see ‘opportunity to re-center ourselves’

‘Sometimes it takes a shock to a system to get it unstuck,’ says UUA Interim Co-President William G. Sinkford.

Elaine McArdle | 4/21/2017

Interdependent Web: Breaking through is messy

Blog

Interdependent Web: Breaking through is messy

A weekly roundup of blogs and other user-generated web content about Unitarian Universalism.

Heather Christensen | 4/21/2017

News brief: Interim co-presidents meet with UUA staff

Blog

News brief: Interim co-presidents meet with UUA staff

UUA staff hold first meeting with three interim co-presidents, who announce hiring freeze and name two more people of color to Leadership Council.

Elaine McArdle | 4/13/2017

Three co-presidents to lead UUA until General Assembly 2017

UU news

Three co-presidents to lead UUA until General Assembly 2017

Board of Trustees appoints the Rev. Sofía Betancourt, the Rev. William G. Sinkford, and Leon Spencer to lead Association after President Peter Morales’s resignation.

Elaine McArdle | 4/11/2017

Further updates to UUA resignations and controversy over hiring practices

Blog

Further updates to UUA resignations and controversy over hiring practices

Summary of news developments, support for critical examination of racism within Unitarian Universalism, and reactions to President Peter Morales’s resignation.

Christopher L. Walton | 4/8/2017

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