Ethics & Integrity in Ministry
St. Dominic Savio complies with the Diocese of Austin policies regarding Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM). The following information comes from the Diocese of Austin website, Ethics and Integrity in Ministry Office.
On January 1, 2002, the Catholic Diocese of Austin instated policies on Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM). EIM compliance is required of all clergy, religious, seminarians, diocesan employees, parish and Catholic school employees, and laypersons who volunteer in ministry with minors or vulnerable adults, or in any ministry, program, or organization that serves youth or vulnerable adults in any manner, or functions at a time and place where they are typically present. To be compliant, one submits an EIM Application for Ministry (one time only) and attends an EIM Workshop every three years.
Please note the requirement of EIM certification prior to volunteering at our school. Our diocese does not use training completed in other dioceses, so you will need to complete the EIM process for the Diocese of Austin (application and training, which is online at this time). We appreciate your cooperation to help us keep our community safe.
Limited EIM Workshops resumed in August for new applicants (or those with no prior EIM Workshop attendance) and are for new EIM applicants at this time; contact your parish/school EIM site administrator for workshop status at your location. At this time, temporary online EIM training is available at www.austindiocese.org/workshop or www.austindiocese.org/taller-de-eim. The training page includes instructions on how to login to your EIM account to find the information you will need to provide in order to receive credit for completing the training.
NOTE: If you have not attended a previous in-person EIM Workshop you may complete the online training, however you will need to attend an EIM Workshop within the year, depending on when we are able to begin holding workshops again, in order to remain compliant.
For questions about the process or the status of your current EIM account, contact our EIM Coordinator, Mrs. Danna Kelemen by email or through phone 512-388-8846, Ext. 5512.