Officers Sustained

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Officers Sustained

Postby drepouille » Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:15 pm

Apologies if this has been noted elsewhere.

I have noticed that MLS uses full names for the Officers Sustained report, whereas the web site uses preferred names. This was noted when I asked stake council members to review the report I had captured from the web site.
https://www.lds.org/mls/mbr/form/office ... d?lang=eng

In my opinion, neither full names nor preferred names are appropriate for this report. However, there is no way in MLS to capture each member's preference for a formal name. Some prefer "John Q. Doe" while others prefer "J. Quincy Doe".

There no perfectly automated solution, so we will probably always have to manually edit this report.
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Re: Officers Sustained

Postby jeromer7 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:40 pm

Yep, been that way for a long time. I always edit the stake conference list to follow your suggested format. I urge unit clerks to do the same for ward/branch conference, but most just print it with the full names MLS plugs in.

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Re: Officers Sustained

Postby lajackson » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:25 pm

The officers sustained form says that a member of the stake presidency or an assigned high councilor is to present the full names of officers for sustaining.

So, we use the full names.

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Re: Officers Sustained

Postby davesudweeks » Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:01 am

This came up when I was Ward Clerk. My suggestion to the Bishop was to follow the example in General Conference. The question never came up again...


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