The following are some of the most common reasons for termination of employment:
- Resignation – Voluntary employment termination initiated by a staff member
- Discharge – Involuntary employment termination initiated by the church
- Staff Reduction – Involuntary employment termination initiated by the church for reasons other than performance
If a staff member is terminated, an exit interview is scheduled. During the exit interview, topics such as benefits and benefits conversion rights, repayment of outstanding debt to YOUR CHURCH, payment to the staff member of any outstanding unreimbursed business expenses, return of YOUR CHURCH-owned property, etc. are all discussed. The terminated staff member may also offer feedback, make suggestions, and/or ask questions related to the termination during the exit interview.
Upon termination a staff member will receive their final pay along with instructions related to benefit continuation options, etc. A staff member’s benefits are affected by termination in a number of possible ways. All accrued, vested benefits that are due and payable at termination will be paid out.