I have suggested here before that we need a better way of tracking annotated records. There are really good reasons why this needed to change yesterday. As it stands, the only way a Bishop is aware that a record is annotated is for them to get a Bishop's version of printout of move-ins. (When I asked Confidential Records about this they weren't even aware that was happening - they indicated the only way to know was to contact Confidential Records - but then how would you know to call?). That is at best unreliable. What would be wrong with a flag that indicates a Bishop needs to contact Confidential Records right in the membership record - that only a Bishop would see ...or better yet have Confidential Records contact the Bishop when an annotated record moves.
Let me paint a scenario for you. A pedophile moves into your ward. The Bishop is unaware of this and calls the person to be a Primary teacher of your child. How would you feel? Need I say more? Do we need a crisis before we change this?
Discussions around using and interfacing with the Church MLS program.
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mbsteed wrote:or better yet have Confidential Records contact the Bishop when an annotated record moves.
This already happens. When a confidential record moves into your ward a letter with the details of the member is mailed to the bishop. When new bishops are called they will receive letters on all of the confidential records currently w/i the ward.
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