Church Administration Resources

New Overtime Regulations

How does the new Fair Labor Standards Act affect the Local Church?

New Overtime Regulations

GCFA Webinar

      (Webinar Slides only)

Summary of Federal Law Changes

ComplianceHR Flyer


On November 22, 2016, Texas Federal District Court Judge Amos L. Mazzant III issued a preliminary injunction temporarily delaying the implementation date of the new Department of Labor (DOL) overtime rule for executive, administrative, and professional employees scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016. [full text of the court’s ruling below.] 
What does the ruling mean? The jury is still out on the long-term effect. The DOL can appeal the judge’s ruling and it is uncertain whether such an appeal would be successful. The new Trump administration could elect to forgo an appeal and let the court’s injunction stand. This eleventh-hour injunction has left things in a state of flux.
What should you do? This too is unclear. If you have already announced raises to bring affected employees above the new rule’s salary limit, you should consult an employment law attorney in your state for any potential legal issues that may arise from withdrawing a promised raise. Similarly, you should thoughtfully approach adjusting changes you have already made related to time tracking, since the ultimate fate of the rule is unknown. If you have not rolled out any changes, you may at least have a reprieve before you need to make any adjustments.

CapinCrouse LLP email newsletter, November 28, 2016.


Click here for the full text of the court's ruling.




Electric Purchase Group

           2016 Letter

           2015 Letter  

           2014 Letter

 Per Kw Hr     Contract Term (July Meter Read)

  $0.0749        2008 - 2013

  $0.0588        2013 - 2015

  $0.0566        2015 - 2016

  $0.0499        2016 - 2018

  $0.0408        2018 - 2021


Retention Guidelines

Record Retention

Commission on Archives and History:

          Archives & History Document Guidelines

          Archives & History Digital Record Guidelines



Clergy Moving packet

Click the image above to access the Clergy Moving Packet, which includes the expense form.

GCFA Resources


Audit Guide

Copyright Compliance

Child Abuse and Neglect - Reporting Statutes

Cross and Flame Use

Group Ruling

Legal Manual

Politics and the Pulpit


Hiring Noncitizens

     I-9 Form

     I-9 Handbook for Employers

     I-9 Questions and Answers 

     US Citizenship and Immigration services website

     Hiring Foreign Workers - First Things to Know

     USCIS Definition of I-94




Apportionments - Special Day  offerings - Advance Specials - Pension/Insurance/Cafeteria Plan invoice payments.

Instructions - First time step by step instructions

Step 1: Enter the amount next to the fund. ("Tab" to the next line; "Enter" will go the next screen.) Use blank lines for write-ins.  Be sure to include fund ID information.  Paying invoices requires invoice number. Click "Continue".

Step 2: Complete required information for sender, church name and number, and bank.  Click "Select Password" to save profile information.  Click "Process".

Step 3: Click on "Print" (bottom of screen) for your copy of the transaction with confirmation number.