New check stock with only a single signature?

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New check stock with only a single signature?

Postby RossEvans » Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:16 pm

Our ward just opened the latest batch of blank check stock, and we were surprised to find that the checks have only a single signature block. Historically the checks have had blocks for two signatures, and both were required.

Is this a change in policy, or an error in printing?

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Postby lajackson » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:02 pm

boomerbubba wrote:Our ward just opened the latest batch of blank check stock, and we were surprised to find that the checks have only a single signature block. Historically the checks have had blocks for two signatures, and both were required.

Is this a change in policy, or an error in printing?


The last time this happened to us, we called the Finance Department, and they said it was a misprint. That was many years ago. Times may have changed. I would get confirmation before I used them, however. Were there any instructions in the box?

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Postby crislapi » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:23 pm

I don't think this policy has changed - they still use the law of witnesses when it comes to finances. Very likely a misprint.

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Postby aebrown » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:13 pm

lajackson wrote:The last time this happened to us, we called the Finance Department, and they said it was a misprint. That was many years ago. Times may have changed. I would get confirmation before I used them, however. Were there any instructions in the box?


Our stake just received new check stock, and it also has only one signature line. So it's either a new policy (I doubt it) or a more widespread mistake in printing (that's my guess).

The notice in the box simply said that if there were any errors to contact our provider.
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Postby RossEvans » Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:00 am

Alan_Brown wrote:Our stake just received new check stock, and it also has only one signature line. So it's either a new policy (I doubt it) or a more widespread mistake in printing (that's my guess).

The notice in the box simply said that if there were any errors to contact our provider.

I called Finance support yesterday. They said it was a misprint. They are expediting a new batch. Hope it arrives soon.

p.s. I meant to post this feedback last night, but the tech.lds.org servers were down.

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Postby 86Bengal-p40 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:44 pm

boomerbubba wrote:Our ward just opened the latest batch of blank check stock, and we were surprised to find that the checks have only a single signature block. Historically the checks have had blocks for two signatures, and both were required.

Is this a change in policy, or an error in printing?

Seems widespread. We just got a batch of single-line checks too.

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Postby lajackson » Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:49 pm

86Bengal wrote:Seems widespread. We just got a batch of single-line checks too.


Is it Ok to use the checks and put two signatures on them, or do we just need to wait until new checks arrive.

And do we each need to call in and let them know we got single line checks?

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Postby RossEvans » Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:30 pm

lajackson wrote:Is it Ok to use the checks and put two signatures on them, or do we just need to wait until new checks arrive.

And do we each need to call in and let them know we got single line checks?


I would guess that the answer to the second question is yes, you need to call and report the error. Be prepared for a long wait listening to hymns.

As for whether it is okay to use the checks, we already did out of necessity on Sunday, and I called on Monday. I asked the same question, and was told, "You're going to want to use the new checks, not the old ones."

Since that was not definitive -- what I want is not the issue -- I kicked the decision to the Bishop last night when we needed to write two more emergency checks. We wrote them.

In all cases, we have signed the checks with two signatures, even though there is only one signature line.

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Postby russellhltn » Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:21 pm

boomerbubba wrote:I would guess that the answer to the second question is yes, you need to call and report the error. Be prepared for a long wait listening to hymns.


In this situation, I'd fire off an email via MLS. I don't see a benefit to the call.
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Postby mkmurray » Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:35 pm

boomerbubba wrote:
lajackson wrote:Is it Ok to use the checks and put two signatures on them, or do we just need to wait until new checks arrive.

And do we each need to call in and let them know we got single line checks?

I would guess that the answer to the second question is yes, you need to call and report the error. Be prepared for a long wait listening to hymns.

I'm not saying this is actually true in anyway, but I wouldn't be surprised if CHQ can somehow identify the "batch" of bad checks and automatically resend them to the affected units. However, better to be safe than sorry, and either call or perhaps MLS message as RussellHltn suggested.
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