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Other callings in Leadership section

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Our Bishop wants to group various callings together rather than having a big clump under "Other" ('big clump' being over half the Ward :)). Two Questions:

A) is there a way to assign the CODL rights from a standard calling to one of these custom callings? For example, we have an Employment Specialist who has both a custom and standard calling as the Bishop wants that calling to be under the Elders Quorum. Rather than pass the message on to every clerk that they need to change that calling TWICE every time someone new is called (which is often) it'd be nice to have a CODL section where those permissions could be assigned (based on the standard callings).

B) I noticed that in the Local Unit Directory here on LDS.org the custom organizations are appearing! Thank you! :D However, they are all termed "Other Callings" whereas in our MLS setup they have individual names (i.e. "Welcoming Committee") is there any way to have these names show up? It gets tiresome to click on (and wait for the loading of) each of the 9 calling groups. More than that, you still don't know which group is which, unless you're familiar with who is on which Committee (which, again, changes frequently).
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n.oliver wrote:is there a way to assign the CODL rights from a standard calling to one of these custom callings?

No. Only standard callings are supported. You can't get the keys without the calling.
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Heh :) I guess I mean to ask if that could be a future feature for the reasons aforementioned.
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While there is a chance the programers or those who make the decisions regarding CDOL programming may see this thread, you may want to submit feedback using the feedback link in CDOL to ensure those who need to see it get it. If you don't have the appropriate permissions then have someone such as the ward clerk, a bishopric counselor, or even the bishop submit the feedback.
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n.oliver wrote: B) I noticed that in the Local Unit Directory here on LDS.org the custom organizations are appearing. However, they are all termed "Other Callings" whereas in our MLS setup they have individual names (i.e. "Welcoming Committee") is there any way to have these names show up? It gets tiresome to click on (and wait for the loading of) each of the 9 calling groups. More than that, you still don't know which group is which, unless you're familiar with who is on which Committee (which, again, changes frequently).

I didn't see a follow-up on this second question, just comments about CDOL. In MLS, under 'Other Callings', we have several groups (ward missionaries, temple workers, library, music, etc). When that data is exported to the online directory or cdol, you just see a several 'Other Callings' categories. You have to click on each category to see what group it contains. Are the custom names of the 'other callings' groups not exported back to SLC? I created a new temporary 'other callings' category and added a new temporary custom position within that category. After a send/receive (I didn't check the website until the following day), a new 'other callings' was listed (but not using my category name) and it contained my custom position. So the custom position names seem to be exported but I'm not sure if the custom categories are. Any ideas?
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sasgrw wrote: So the custom position names seem to be exported but I'm not sure if the custom categories are. Any ideas?

Custom categories are not presently supported in CDOL. See this post (and the post that immediately follows it).
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I've also had some issues with customization in the past, a couple of MLS upgrades blew them away, and I got tired of redoing the work.
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