Standard 11 An excellent Catholic school operates with published human resource/personnel policies, developed in compliance with (arch)diocesan policies and/or religious congregation sponsorship policies, which affect all staff (clergy, religious women and men, laity, and volunteers) and provide clarity for responsibilities, expectations, and accountability. Benchmark11.1 Human resource programs are professionally staffed at the appropriate level (i.e central office, school office) and ensure full compliance with human resource policies. Benchmark 11.2 Human resource policies delineate standards for position descriptions including staff responsibilities and qualifications, hiring, compensation, and benefits, as well as standards for professional development, accountability, succession planning and retirement. Benchmark 11.3 Human resource policies ensure that competitive and just salaries, benefits, and professional growth opportunities are provided for all staff. Benchmark 11.4 Human resource policies ensure that institutional planning includes investment in personnel growth, health care and retirement.