Members with Multiple Callings report

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lorinlowe
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Members with Multiple Callings report

Postby lorinlowe » Sun May 08, 2016 9:41 am

It would be very helpful to have a "Members with Multiple Callings" report. As the name suggests, it would show members that have two or more callings. It could simply show the member name in one column and in the second column show all the callings they hold delimited by commas or pipes (and only display their name in the report if they have two or more callings). This will help us to quickly identify data issues or members that serving in too many callings.

I can create this report by running a Members with Callings report and manipulating it in a spreadsheet, but it takes 10-15 minutes to build. I would like to keep refreshing it as we make updates in lds.org.

btw, I suggested this by submitting feedback to lds.org, but I never heard back.

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Re: Members with Multiple Callings report

Postby sbradshaw » Sun May 08, 2016 1:15 pm

This is ideally something that would be discovered before the person received another calling. On the member's profile page, you can see what callings they currently have, and decide whether they should be released or not. If members having more than one calling is a continuing concern, prevention should be learned.
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Re: Members with Multiple Callings report

Postby russellhltn » Sun May 08, 2016 1:32 pm

He did say is was a "data" problem. I suspect in many cases, it is intended to release the person shortly after their new calling, but the follow-though, especially in recording the release, may be lacking. Since some callings can have multiple members (like Sunday School teacher), the calling of a replacement may not release the prior individual.

The requested reports is just another cross-check for errors.
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Re: Members with Multiple Callings report

Postby lorinlowe » Wed May 18, 2016 10:19 am

I believe running a report like this is of similar importance as checking for Vacant Callings, Callings not Set Apart, and Time in Callings. It's a maintenance / house keeping exercise to make sure the ward organization is in order (or not getting out of order). Also, it is a validation that we have not piled up callings on particular individual(s) and that we are spreading callings around to other members. It might be surprising to some (it was to me) to review the results of this report (I created it by dumping the data into a pivot table in Excel). Keep in mind, ward leadership changes every 3-5 years and not everyone has the organization memorized (or if they do, they might forget that Sister So and So is already doing X, Y, and Z) - reports like this help.


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