human resources

Employee Benefits Guide

This document is an outline of the procedures and forms that need to be completed when hiring new employees, when employees are terminating, or when an employee is making changes in the Diocese of Winona-Rochester benefit programs. Enrollment/termination/changes for each benefit program are summarized separately, and the corresponding forms to use are located with each section.  The tabs to the left are sections of the guide. The guide's PDF listed below is updated annually, whereas the online documents are updated on a regular basis.

Please Note: Upon hiring new employees and upon employees terminating, it is necessary to notify the Employee Benefits Coordinator at the Diocese of Winona-Rochester within 5 days of such event.  Notification forms (available via the links below) should be completed as soon as you aware of a new hire or a termination.  It is not necessary for you to submit the enrollment forms or the termination forms at the same time that you are submitting the notification forms.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Diocese of Winona-Rochester Employee Benefits Coordinator, Julia Sandsness, at 507.858.1268 or