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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. 

Commission completes review of hiring controversy, prepares for racism audit

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Commission completes review of hiring controversy, prepares for racism audit

Commission on Institutional Change issues report on tumultuous spring of 2017, prepares for broader audit of white supremacy culture within UUA.

Elaine McArdle | 10/17/2018

Read this: Commission releases report on hiring practices controversy

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Read this: Commission releases report on hiring practices controversy

Commission on Institutional Change completes investigation of contested hiring process for UUA Southern Region Lead position in 2017, offers reflections and recommendations for ‘fundamental and deep’ changes.

Christopher L. Walton | 4/9/2018

UUA leaders alarmed by conflicts reported by religious professionals of color

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UUA leaders alarmed by conflicts reported by religious professionals of color

UUA has been asked for help with more than fifteen conflicts this year. Commission on Institutional Change calls for investigation of ‘disparate treatment of people of color by congregations.’

Elaine McArdle | 3/29/2018 | Summer 2018

News brief: UUA names two co-leads for Southern Region

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News brief: UUA names two co-leads for Southern Region

Two members of Southern Region staff will lead together through June 2019, filling a position that became flashpoint for hiring practices controversy last spring.

Christopher L. Walton | 12/14/2017 | Spring 2018

UUA president names new acting chief operating officer

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UUA president names new acting chief operating officer

President Susan Frederick-Gray names outreach director Carey McDonald to one-year term as acting chief operating officer.

Christopher L. Walton | 7/17/2017 | Fall 2017

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 | Fall 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 | Fall 2017

In resigning, some UUA staff received ‘shocking’ severance

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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 | Fall 2017

UUA co-presidents set goals for racial diversity of staff

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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 | Fall 2017

UUA president steps down amid outcry over hiring practices

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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

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