Viewing Calling Information Across Stake Boundaries

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Viewing Calling Information Across Stake Boundaries

Postby gpford5 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:34 am

As director of our family history center which includes 9 stakes, I have a need to be able to find leadership and family history consultants in stakes other than my own. I am wondering if anyone is aware of a simple means of gaining permission to see into other stake's callings.

I found the process of creating and maintaining temporary memberships as it stands is too much to ask of the "other" stakes for the benefit.

This "need/wish" is also shared with ym/yw leaders who do multistake activities, along with sports/cultural activity leaders, scouts, and so forth.

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Re: Viewing Calling Information Across Stake Boundaries

Postby gpford5 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:42 am

This type of functionality could also be used in boundary realignmenets...gf

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Re: Viewing Calling Information Across Stake Boundaries

Postby russellhltn » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:10 pm

gpford wrote:I am wondering if anyone is aware of a simple means of gaining permission to see into other stake's callings.


The short, possibly flippant answer - become a stake clerk. They have access to the CDOL which gives information about surrounding stakes. (Not to the member level, but at least to many callings.)

The alternative is to ask a stake clerk for regular reports on that. (Probably require the approval of a member of the stake presidency, but anyone in the extended stake presidency can do it.)

Long term, you're best shot is to take it up with the Family History department to see what they can work out.

The current system simply doesn't have a way to grant you rights except by placing you in a pre-defined calling that has those rights.
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Re: Viewing Calling Information Across Stake Boundaries

Postby bdayley » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:20 pm

I have exactly the same problem. We have a county-wide committee of members that have been assigned to work on emergency preparedness assignments, under the presiding authority of our county Public Affairs Committee and its agent Stake President. We serve 17 stakes and their leadership, but don't have access to CDOL, a critical tool for contact information and maps, since none of us fall under the standardized callings for CDOL access.

An easy solution would be to create a "calling" on the stake MLS standardized-calling list that only granted access to CDOL. The presiding authority of my out-of-unit organization (in my case, the agent stake president over public affairs) could ask my stake president to grant this access when they record my out-of-unit calling in my home-stake MLS. CHQ would just need to create a new "CDOL-access" calling and assign proper access rights, no major changes to the existing system.

Coincidentally, I currently have CDOL access through a ward clerk calling, but the day will come when I am released on the ward level. I will lose my CDOL access, which I use more for my public affairs calling than I do for my clerk calling. This would be an easy way to prevent this. I'd love to be the guinea pig to try it out... hint, hint, anyone at HQ? :-)

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Re: Viewing Calling Information Across Stake Boundaries

Postby russellhltn » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:33 pm

bdayley wrote:An easy solution would be to create a "calling" on the stake MLS standardized-calling list that only granted access to CDOL. The presiding authority of my out-of-unit organization (in my case, the agent stake president over public affairs) could ask my stake president to grant this access when they record my out-of-unit calling in my home-stake MLS. CHQ would just need to create a new "CDOL-access" calling and assign proper access rights, no major changes to the existing system.


Well, except that a uninformed stake president might start sticking people in there that shouldn't be in there. You'd have to have some kind of official guidance as to when that should happen.

A better method would be to have regional callings managed by the region. But either way, the whole thing would most likely have to be run past the Brethren first and the prioritized for the limited development resources.
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Re: Viewing Calling Information Across Stake Boundaries

Postby gpford5 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:57 pm

Thank you for the suggestions. I'm not familiar with CDOL, but will look into what you have suggested.


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