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Tv in bishops office

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:42 pm
by wrigjef
Does anyone have a large screen tv mounted in the bishops office, either for a status board or for teleconference?

Re: Tv in bishops office

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:03 pm
by russellhltn
I have seen it done. Not sure how things went with FM as the building belongs to them.

It's likely a local decision. We don't get to see FM's playbook, so we have no idea what the policy actually is.

Re: Tv in bishops office

Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:31 am
by hmsummit
Yes, we do. I mounted it. The stake president liked the idea so much he did the same thing.

Re: Tv in bishops office

Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:37 am
by drepouille
If I were a Facility Manager, responsible for wisely managing limited resources, I would ask why these monitors could not be mounted to a mobile A/V cart and stored in the library, so they could be shared with other leaders and members. Mounting them to an office wall prevents anyone else from using that resource.

When my bishopric needs one for training or a Zoom meeting, they grab an A/V cart from the library, move it to the bishop's office, and then return it to the library for common use.

Re: Tv in bishops office

Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:50 am
by hmsummit
Because it is a personal TV, the bishop's office is small and the tv cart uses precious space, and a tv cart isn't always available.

Re: Tv in bishops office

Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:40 am
by drepouille
Personal electronic devices should not remain in the meetinghouse overnight. Facilities should not be modified without approval by the FM group.

Re: Tv in bishops office

Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:59 pm
by Mikerowaved
drepouille wrote:Personal electronic devices should not remain in the meetinghouse overnight. Facilities should not be modified without approval by the FM group.
Our SP recently bought two 65" TV's for the RS & Primary rooms. FM arranged for the installation. They are now kicking around the idea of having a smaller TV up on the rostrum. Although bishop's offices weren't on the list, our PFR actively worked with the FM manager for each project.

Re: Tv in bishops office

Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:23 pm
by russellhltn
Keep in mind that FM's response may depend on what crime is like in the area. The concern may not be the loss of the TV as much as all the damage the thieves might cause. A building known to be vacant for much of the week with large screen TVs might be too much of a risk in a high-crime area.

Re: Tv in bishops office

Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:11 pm
by wrigjef
I can’t find anything either for or against in the FM policy documents. I can find references to serving and supporting the Stake president (via the PFR) in his responsibility. That’s in line with what I’ve heard anecdotally. An FM guy told a Bishop he could do what he wanted with the building in the Stake President was on board, he said he was there to serve not direct.

In that particular Stake, the president has outfitted the high council room with a complete teleconferencing system.

Re: Tv in bishops office

Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:56 am
by johnshaw
In multiple areas I've seen references to FM starting to allow putting up TVs in RS and other areas... This should really have policy around it.