Ensuring Employment Specialists Have Access to LDSjobs.org Using MLS

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Ensuring Employment Specialists Have Access to LDSjobs.org Using MLS

Postby PartridgeRM » Fri May 07, 2010 12:24 pm

The Church Member and Leader Services (MLS) program is becoming a more integral part of other church programs and applications. Based upon the callings recorded in MLS, leaders will (or will not) have access to websites that are applicable to them.

Ward and stake leaders may only access the leader section of LDSJobs.org if they are recorded correctly in MLS. Many leaders, especially employment specialists, have been entered incorrectly and are unable to access the leader section of LDSJobs.org. The most common error has been selecting (or creating) a non-standard calling (distinguished by an orange dot in the list of callings) in place of one of the standard employment specialist callings (distinguished by a gold star in the list of callings). Please see step 6 in the instructions below for clarification.

To enter ward or stake employment specialist correctly in MLS, follow these steps (see attachment for screenshots):
  1. Open MLS.
  2. Under the Organizations heading click "More".
  3. Under Bishopric/Other Callings click "Other Callings".
  4. At the top of the box click "Add Position".
  5. Click the "Select" button to the right of Positions.
  6. Find and click on the gold starred Employment Specialist* label; if you choose a label with an orange dot it will not allow the person in the calling to properly access ldsjobs.org.
  7. Click the "Select" button under heading Person Being Called to find the member called to the position.
  8. Click "Save" once the member has been selected.
  9. Click the Calendar icon and select the date they were set apart in the calling, then click OK.
  10. Click the "Send/Receive Changes" button at the bottom of the page to finish.
  11. Note: It typically takes a day before the new calling is registered on the individual's account in LDSJobs.org.


* The starred label for a ward or branch is "Employment Specialist"; for a district, "District Employment Specialist"; for a stake, "Stake Employment Specialist"
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Postby techgy » Fri May 07, 2010 12:47 pm

I would add that this same rule is also applied across the board to all callings in a unit (ward/branch/stake). Individuals whose calling has been entered incorrectly will find that they are unable to access church web sites that relate to their calling.

This specifically applies to leadership in a ward/branch or stake. Whenever a calling is entered into the MLS software care should be taken to always check to determine if a standard calling is available. Custom (non-standard) callings should be used only if nothing else can be found.
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Postby azwelkers » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:33 am

We have a couple as employment specialists. They are not a custom calling. They cannot however access the leaders portion of ldsjobs.org. What type of troubleshooting she we try to allow them access?
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Postby aebrown » Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:14 am

azwelkers wrote:We have a couple as employment specialists. They are not a custom calling. They cannot however access the leaders portion of ldsjobs.org. What type of troubleshooting she we try to allow them access?


A couple of thoughts:

  • Login to CDOL and make sure that they have a standard calling of "Employment Specialist" (it will be in black letters if it is a standard calling in CDOL, orange if it is a custom calling).
  • Note that it can take some time (a couple of days) for the calling data to propagate from MLS to CDOL to the ldsjobs.org site -- don't expect it to be instantaneous.
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Postby azwelkers » Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:50 pm

Thanks for the fast reply. I have verified that it is not a custom calling. The individuals have been in the calling for 4 years. We reinput them at the changeover to the new system. We will wait a day or two and try again. Just to verify we removed them from the calling, updated, then reentered them in the calling followed by another update.
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Postby rickdez » Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:52 am

Does anyone know how to add the member of the high council over welfare in MLS so they can access LDSJOBS. Would we give him a dual calling as Stake Employment Specialist? I know it has to be a standard calling to give him access. I don't see a standard calling in the high council that would grant rights to get into the LDSJOBS website.

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Postby aebrown » Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:36 am

rickdez wrote:Does anyone know how to add the member of the high council over welfare in MLS so they can access LDSJOBS. Would we give him a dual calling as Stake Employment Specialist? I know it has to be a standard calling to give him access. I don't see a standard calling in the high council that would grant rights to get into the LDSJOBS website.


Yes, that's exactly how it needs to be done. We did that in our stake for the high councilor over employment, and it did give him access to ldsjobs.
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Employment Specialists does not have access

Postby mmacconnell » Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:25 pm

I have someone that I have verified as being listed under the Stanard Calling of Employment Specialists. He has been in this calling for over a year. When he logs in he does not have the option to select the "fulfill calling as a Ward Leader or Ward Employment Specialist." I have tried to remove him from the Standard Calling in MLS, wait a week, and put it back in but it still will not work.

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Postby russellhltn » Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:02 pm

I'd check the CDOL to see if he's correctly listed there.
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Postby lajackson » Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:04 pm

Besides making sure the person is in the correct calling in MLS, our bishop had to authorize his ward employment specialist at the employment site, and our stake president had to do the same for the stake employment specialist. It was a two step process for each of them.


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