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fast offerings and welfare

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:02 am
by dubhdara
Could someone remind me of the source where instructions, guidelines, policies and procedures are set down for the use of fast offerings in wards (welfare)?


Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:13 am
by rpyne
Start with Handbook 1 Section 5

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:56 am
by dubhdara
Thanks - I have that, but I only have access to the online version and it seems missing some parts. Under 5.2.4, section "Fast Offerings", it lists 7 items the last of which says

7. When preparing a check for fast-offering assistance (or a payment approval form, where used), ensure that:

and then there is nothing after the colon (it goes to the next paragraph)! Can anyone let me know what it says in the physical book? Is this an error?

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:17 am
by lajackson
dubhdara wrote:Is this an error?
It appears to be an omission at the site. I have sent feedback. In the meantime, you will have to use the file copy of the handbook that is kept in the clerk's office. You will be there anyway when you prepare the check.

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:37 pm
by allenjpl
Essentially, it's an auditing and conflict-of-interest requirement. You always need two signers (not surprising), and the signers can't be the one receiving the assistance or related to the one being assisted. If you want the exact wording, you'll need to read it for yourself. We've been asked not to quote it on this forum.