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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    about / Benefits and Administrative Services

    Benefits and Administrative Services Staff

    Vicki Swanson

    Director of HR/Benefits
    Email | Phone: (315) 898-2000 Ext. 2003

    Responsible Areas/Functions:

    • Manage Conference Benefit Plans
    • Clergy Tax Questions
    • Long Term Disability
    • CBOPHB & Equitable Compensation
    • Elevated inquiries around benefit plans, policies, invoicing and funding
    • Supervision of clergy support ministries, administrative ministries
    • Annual Conference logistics

    Susan Latessa

    HR/Office Manager 
    Email | Phone: (315) 898-2000 Ext. 2002

    Responsible Areas/Functions:

    • Employment Policies and Procedures
    • Labor Law Compliance
    • Workers Compensation, Short Term Disability and Unemployment
    • Paid Time Off
    • Wellness and EAP Programs
    • Employee Benefits
    • Job Opportunities

    Julie Valeski

    Benefits Adminstrator
    Email | Phone: (315) 898-2000 Ext. 2001

    Responsible Areas/Functions:

    • Health Insurance and Dental administration and billing
    • Moving Fund
    • General Benefits questions
    • CBOPHB & Equit. Comp. support
    • Mission Connect/Data questions
    • Clergy Service Records
    • Ext. Ministry and Surviving Spouse records
    • Clergy Compensation
    • CRSP/CPP/UMPIP Enrollments
    • Clergy Change of Addresses
    • Annual Conference Registration

    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 867 local churches and 65 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."