jdlessley wrote:So what is a role?
The term "role" is used in the realm of software to refer to actors in a system that perform different functions, either by their choice, or by limitations the system places on them. Clearly, redforddj is using the term in the second meaning I noted. These 23 different roles perform different functions (some roles may perform fundamentally different functions, and some may perform the same function as others, but in a different realm).
The term "role" in the context of FIR is a convenient term for referring to a collection of people who perform different functions in the FIR system; some of them have callings (e.g., bishopric member), some have specific assignments within a calling (e.g., a high councilor assigned to be the PFR), some are employees (e.g., Facilities Manager), and others may well be assigned to a role by name (I would guess that this is the case with "HQ Administrator – Help Desk").
Some of these roles are listed in CDOL because of a calling, and others are listed in CDOL because of employment. Still others (PFR for certain; there may be others) are not listed in CDOL at all and must come from some other system.
I can't think of a better term than "role" in this situation. The list of approved roles is:
- Ward Building Representative
- Stake Physical Facilities Representative (Stake PFR)
- Stake Presidency
- Stake Assistant Clerk, Technology Specialist
- Ward Bishopric member
- Ward Assistant Clerk
- Temple Presidency
- Seminary Teacher
- Seminary Principal
- Mission President
- Welfare Grain Storage Manager
- Welfare DI Store Manager
- LDS Family Services Manager
- Distribution Services Manager
- Family History Center Regional Manager
- HQ Administrator – Help Desk
- Facilities Manager (FM)
- FM Assistant Facilities Manager
- Administrative Assistant (AA)
- Area Physical Facilities Manager
- Area O&M Manager
- O&M Regional Manager
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