boomerbubba wrote:I agree. But I also think the statistics should reflect the work. We are record-keeping church for a reason. The HPGL in question here is focusing on a bogus metric that excludes from the denominator all the work his group is supposed to be doing.
Doesn't the quarterly report to the stake self-populate from the actual home-teaching visits reported divided by the total actual households? Even if it does not, I believe the procedure has always been to include all households in the denominator (except a few exceptions such as new move-ins during a month.) I don't recall if that report includes a breakdown by quorum.
In this case, it may be that the home-teaching statistics being reported in could be EQ 90%, HP 90%, Ward 50%.
The HT Statistics report has three subcategories: Elders Visits, HP Visits, Visits to unassigned families. The denominator for each of these lines can't be changed, except by assigning families to companionships within the Elders or HP. In any case, the sum of the three denominators is set to be the total number of families, and that cannot be changed. The number of visits for each of the three categories is automatically populated from the detailed visit statistics for the month, and the total number of families is automatically populated.
The Quarterly Report automatically populates the Total Families, and this cannot be changed. The clerk enters the total of all HT visits from the HT Statistics for the last month of the quarter on the Quarterly Report. There is no breakdown by quorum on the Quarterly Report -- the only figure entered is the total HT visits for the last month.
So it is possible that the stats could be EQ 90%, HP 90%, unassigned 2%, Ward 50%. But such a disparity between EQ/HP stats and total stats is only possible if there are a lot of unassigned families (an undesirable situation) who are not getting home taught (an unacceptable situation).