My observation is that the number of YSA used in the Local Unit Budget Allowance Allocation (LUBAA) report does not match the numbers reported in the Quarterly Report. The ** next to the YSA category points to the following statement:
Line 12 of the quarterly report (beginning in Q4-2009) is the total young single adults. It would therefore seem logical that the YSA allowance is (line 12) X (line 2) X (the dollar amount). However, (line 12) X (line 2), while generally close to the YSA number used to compute YSA allowance, is not exactly right all the time. It's generally +/- 1-2 of the number, but being off 3 is not uncommon and it's been off by as much as 9 (so far).The Young Single Adult attendance figure is calculated by multiplying the number of single adults (ages 18-30) from membership records by the percent of sacrament meeting attendance from line 2 of the Quarterly Report.
So for example, say my % sacrament attendance is 72.3% and line 12 is 201. I would expect the YSA allowance to be based on a predicted attendance of (.0723) X (201) = 145. For the sake of argument, let's say instead the LUBAA report shows it is using 148. What is causing the difference? How did they get 148?
I imagine the variability comes from how the Finance and Records department gets the total number of YSA. If they are computing this number themselves, then why why not have line 12 be that number instead of whatever it is currently? Otherwise, I'm prone to think it's a bug.
Long story short - it would be great if the quarterly report numbers matched the allocation report numbers in the YSA category. They already match in the other ones.