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CDOL and publicaffairs.lds.org

Postby drepouille » Tue May 27, 2014 4:27 pm

I am the stake clerk, but I sure don't know how to update the CDOL as requested by our area Public Affairs Director. Can anyone here give me a clue how to do this? I see Edit Assignment in the CDOL, but it doesn't let me add these details. Also, I can't assign a counselor in the stake presidency to Public Affairs, can I?

<Quoted from PA Director>

The new secure Public Affairs Network site is now available for our use. It provides information and tools to help us better fulfill our callings. The new resources on the site include training modules, frequently asked questions, and a discussions section to enable worldwide collaboration among those with Public Affairs callings. Please sign up with your stake clerk to be added to the "Church Directory of Leaders" - CDOL, in order to get authorized.

The information required for entry into CDOL / Access to the Website is:
1. Full name, 2. name the person desires to be called in PA work, 3. home address, 4. Mailing addrss if different from home address, 5.desired phone number to be used for PA work, 6. Church Membership Record Number (can be found on your Church Record or your Temple Recommend), 7. The date you were called into your PA assignment.

All of the content that was available on the old Public Affairs website is still available on the new site, but it has been moved behind a secure firewall. This content will now only be available to those with public affairs callings and their priesthood advisers. In order to get access to this site as a member of a stake public affairs council, you will need to work with your stake clerk to make sure you are listed in the Church's Member and Leader Services (MLS) system by your specific calling. For the sake of simplicity, possible stake Public Affairs callings are limited to the following:

• Stake Director of Public Affairs (calling #724)

• Stake Public Affairs Assistant (calling #1417)

• Stake Public Affairs Specialist (calling #726)

Specific callings such as a secretary, photographer, writer, etc. can all be assigned to the Specialist position. These same callings are also available at the district level.

First, Area Seventy and Stake Presidents are already in CDOL and are therefore authorized.
Second, Stake President's Counselors who are the Stake Priesthood Adviser to Public Affairs will need to be entered in CDOL by the Stake Clerk.
Third, High Councilors are not generally approved for Public Affairs work, unless they are the Stake DPA, or there is another compelling reason, in which case they may be entered by the Stake Clerk.

Once you know you have been added to the MLS system, you may visit the site by going to http://publicaffairs.lds.org/ and signing in with your LDS account at the top of the screen:
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Re: CDOL and publicaffairs.lds.org

Postby russellhltn » Tue May 27, 2014 4:30 pm

drepouille wrote:In order to get access to this site as a member of a stake public affairs council, you will need to work with your stake clerk to make sure you are listed in the Church's Member and Leader Services (MLS) system by your specific calling.

I think that's the answer. Make sure it's a standard position and not a custom position.
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Re: CDOL and publicaffairs.lds.org

Postby drepouille » Tue May 27, 2014 6:27 pm

Sure, I did that long ago when they were sustained. All the information requested is already on their membership records. I don't really know why the CDOL has an "Edit Assignment" link. It allows you to add phone numbers, e-mail addresses, etc, which are already on their membership records.

I also have no idea what to do about this: "Stake President's Counselors who are the Stake Priesthood Adviser to Public Affairs will need to be entered in CDOL by the Stake Clerk."
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Re: CDOL and publicaffairs.lds.org

Postby russellhltn » Tue May 27, 2014 6:38 pm

drepouille wrote:I also have no idea what to do about this: "Stake President's Counselors who are the Stake Priesthood Adviser to Public Affairs will need to be entered in CDOL by the Stake Clerk."

Unless there's a feature I'm missing, I'm guessing it means the Counselors have to be placed in the CDOL by the stake clerk, but the person writing it wasn't fully aware of the process for doing so. (Since Counselor in the Stake Presidency is a "Tier 1" position, it's via the LCUR and not MLS.)
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Re: CDOL and publicaffairs.lds.org

Postby aebrown » Tue May 27, 2014 6:49 pm

drepouille wrote:I also have no idea what to do about this: "Stake President's Counselors who are the Stake Priesthood Adviser to Public Affairs will need to be entered in CDOL by the Stake Clerk."

Those instructions win no awards for clarity, but they way I read it, there are only those three specific callings that grant access to the public affairs site. That means that a stake president's counselors have to be given an additional standard calling that is one of those three in order to access the site. it's not just that they need to be in CDOL; they need to be in CDOL with one of those three Public Affairs callings. From your posts so far, it's not clear to me that you gave the SP counselors an additional Public Affairs calling.

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Re: CDOL and publicaffairs.lds.org

Postby lajackson » Tue May 27, 2014 8:21 pm

drepouille wrote:I also have no idea what to do about this: "Stake President's Counselors who are the Stake Priesthood Adviser to Public Affairs will need to be entered in CDOL by the Stake Clerk."

Based on some experimenting I just did, I don't think you need to do anything for the stake president or his counselors, if they are already properly loaded in MLS and therefore also in CDOL.

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Re: CDOL and publicaffairs.lds.org

Postby russellhltn » Tue May 27, 2014 9:33 pm

lajackson wrote:Based on some experimenting I just did, I don't think you need to do anything for the stake president or his counselors, if they are already properly loaded in MLS and therefore also in CDOL.

Are they able to get into the public affairs site and see additional information?
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Re: CDOL and publicaffairs.lds.org

Postby drepouille » Wed May 28, 2014 5:12 am

drepouille wrote:Stake President's Counselors who are the Stake Priesthood Adviser to Public Affairs will need to be entered in CDOL by the Stake Clerk.


The jury is still out on this one. I know that stake presidents can access the "secure" information, but I'm waiting to hear if his counselors can or not. If not, I will probably have to pretend that the counselor is a stake PA specialist in MLS.
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Re: CDOL and publicaffairs.lds.org

Postby simonawright » Wed May 28, 2014 5:20 am

Will the public affairs calling for the Stake Presidency counsellor work in the same way as the Stake audit chairman?
You have to be a counsellor on the presidency to be the audit chairman and if you are entered with that calling you get the access needed to LUFAS.
Does one of the counsellors have to be given a public affairs calling to get access to the website mentioned?

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Re: CDOL and publicaffairs.lds.org

Postby scgallafent » Wed May 28, 2014 8:14 am

drepouille wrote:• Stake Director of Public Affairs (calling #724)
• Stake Public Affairs Assistant (calling #1417)
• Stake Public Affairs Specialist (calling #726)

These are the CDOL numeric IDs associated with these standard positions. I'm not sure where those IDs are exposed, so I don't know that they're much good for most people.

Short answer: assigning the members to one of those standard callings in MLS will do.


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