R-1s (a) On Family Leave
Whereas the Diocese of Virginia has not updated its guidelines for maternity and family leave in over 25 years and makes no recommendation in terms of family leave for secondary caretakers, for adoptive parents or for family illness care; therefore be it
Resolved, that the Diocese of Virginia's Compensation and Benefit Guidelines be updated to reflect the current policy of the Church Pension Group on paid maternity leave for clergy; and be it further
Resolved, that those guidelines be expanded to address broader family leave benefits to include paid leave for adoption as well as birth, for secondary care takers of new children, and for family in aging and illness; and be it further
Resolved, that all these family leave benefits be equally addressed in the guidelines for lay compensation; and be it further
Resolved that the vestries and other governing bodies of the organizations within this Diocese are called to address the resulting compensation guidelines in their care for their clergy and lay employees and their families; and be it further
Resolved that the Diocese of Virginia Transition Office is asked to encourage addressing these guidelines in the development of all Letters of Agreement developed in the call and hiring processes; and be it further
Resolved that this 222nd Convention sends a letter on behalf of this Diocese to Church Pension Group to request expanded family leave benefits coverage to include both clergy and lay employees.
Resolved that the Virginia Deputation to the 79th General Convention frame a resolution to be presented to the 223rd Convention of the Diocese of Virginia for presentation to the 79th General Convention, to carry forward expanded family leave benefits funded by the Church Pension Group.
Resolved that this 222nd Convention sends a letter on behalf of this Diocese to the elected representatives of this Commonwealth in support of legislation that requires paid maternity and paternity leave for our fellow citizens.
R-1s (b) On Family Leave
Resolved that this 222nd Convention sends a letter on behalf of this Diocese to the elected representatives of this Commonwealth in support of legislation that requires paid maternity and paternity leave for all employees within Virginia.
R-2s Health Care for the Poor
Resolved, in keeping with General Convention Resolutions 2009-D048 and 2009-D088, by which The Episcopal Church endorsed legislative efforts to guarantee adequate health care and insurance for all people of the United States, and in keeping with Scriptural commands to care for the poor and sick in our midst, this Convention urges the Governor and Legislature to extend wider health care coverage in Virginia through Medicaid and other appropriate measures, especially to people of limited means.