The diocesan properties under management of the finance office include the Chancery, Center for Pastoral Ministry, C.B. Little House, and Emmaus Place. Included in the area of property management are all stages associated with the management of oil and gas mineral rights for the diocese, parishes, schools and Home on the Range.
Parish contract review policy
When parishes or schools are contracting for services it is necessary to follow the diocesan contract review policy. To mitigate risk to the parishes and schools undergoing renovations and construction work, addendums to construction agreements may be required.
Workforce Safety Insurance (WSI)
The State of North Dakota mandates that all employers are required to provide WSI insurance. Though parishes, as employers, are excluded from this requirement, the Diocese of Bismarck expects parishes to provide Workforce Safety Insurance to their employees. WSI provides workers with wage-loss and medical benefits for injuries sustained in the course of employment and it protects the parish from potential large compensation claims. General liability, health, and accident insurance are not substitutes for workers’ compensation insurance.
Property and Liability Insurance/Risk management
Catholic Mutual Group (CMG) is the company providing property and liability insurance to all parishes and schools in our diocese. Parishes and schools should primarily communicate directly with CMG, however, the parish resource manager at the diocese also provides assistance to parishes and schools to help mitigate insurance risks, to assist in reporting insurance claims and resolving claims. Catholic Mutual performs on-site inspections and both CMG and the diocese help promote safety within our schools and parishes. All parishes have been provided a Parish Risk Management Manual containing insurance information and forms.
The Catholic Mutual Group website is a valuable resource for parishes. Using the user name: 0083bis and password: service, a parish or school can view coverage, access claim forms, obtain information on risk management subjects, perform training and get CMG contact information. PreK-8 students at the schools in our diocese are encouraged to enter their national school safety contest.
Catholic Mutual Group insurance links
Special events coverage
Parish festival guidelines
Passenger van guidelines
Distracted driving risk management
Volunteer coordinators manual
Volunteer drivers form
Facility usage/indemnity agreement
Parental/guardian consent form
Use of inflatables/bounce houses
Safety policy for employees
Parish hall rental and usage safety