New Bishopric, need access to MLS and ability to do Tithing count, sign checks, etc.

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New Bishopric, need access to MLS and ability to do Tithing count, sign checks, etc.

Postby tstock7 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:43 pm

Hi everyone,

I am a relatively new Ward Clerk and we just had a Bishopric change. I need to get the new Bishopric access to MLS and the ability to sign checks/do the Tithing count. I vaguely remember being set up in the system by our previous Ward Clerk and I just wanted to confirm what I need to do.

When accessing MLS, what do I need to do to get the newly called individuals able to log in? Is there a 'new user' prompt or something like that?

Also, I recall there is a 'signature' page or something like that which allows certain people the ability to sign checks, do Tithing, etc. I recall that is accessible through MLS, is that correct?

Thank you, I look forward to reading any responses.

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Re: New Bishopric, need access to MLS and ability to do Tithing count, sign checks, etc.

Postby russellhltn » Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:53 pm

You can find the information under Maintain MLS User Access.

Just as a tip, do NOT give the bishopric councilors "membership" rights. They'll be quite disappointed to find they don't have those rights in LCR.
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Re: New Bishopric, need access to MLS and ability to do Tithing count, sign checks, etc.

Postby aebrown » Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:58 pm

russellhltn wrote:Just as a tip, do NOT give the bishopric councilors "membership" rights. They'll be quite disappointed to find they don't have those rights in LCR.

Specifically, don't give them "Edit Membership" permissions ("View Membership" is actually required for Finance permissions, which bishopric counselors would almost certainly need).

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Re: New Bishopric, need access to MLS and ability to do Tithing count, sign checks, etc.

Postby lajackson » Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:28 am

tstock7 wrote:I need to get the new Bishopric access to MLS and the ability to sign checks/do the Tithing count.

In addition to MLS, they will need to have standard callings at LCR.

tstock7 wrote:Also, I recall there is a 'signature' page or something like that which allows certain people the ability to sign checks, do Tithing, etc. I recall that is accessible through MLS, is that correct?

Look for the signature card in MLS under Forms. As soon as the new form is mailed, those on it may sign checks. The signature card does not do anything else other than record who may sign checks. It does not affect the ability to prepare deposits.

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Re: New Bishopric, need access to MLS and ability to do Tithing count, sign checks, etc.

Postby jonesrk » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:56 am

lajackson wrote:
tstock7 wrote:I need to get the new Bishopric access to MLS and the ability to sign checks/do the Tithing count.

In addition to MLS, they will need to have standard callings at LCR.

And those callings will need to be down in MLS (Send/Receive after they are entered in LCR)
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Re: New Bishopric, need access to MLS and ability to do Tithing count, sign checks, etc.

Postby johnshaw » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:11 am

And, only the stake can do this for the Bishop. If the Bishop hasn't shown up you need to contact the Stake Clerk.
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Re: New Bishopric, need access to MLS and ability to do Tithing count, sign checks, etc.

Postby russellhltn » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:20 am

johnshaw wrote:And, only the stake can do this for the Bishop. If the Bishop hasn't shown up you need to contact the Stake Clerk.

To clarify, only the stake can input the new bishop into LCR. It will auto-release the councilors. Then the ward can input the new councilors in LCR. (The stake can't do that.)

All additions to MLS itself will have to be done on the local machine - probably by the ward clerk, since it needs to be someone with admin access in MLS.
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