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Update for Rostered Leaders re: The Formatta Transition

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Dear Rostered Leaders,

As we enter the Advent season in which we anticipate the celebration of Jesus’ birth, I wish peace and joy to you and your families.

By now, you should have received a letter informing you of the new improvements coming to ELCA.org. We are preparing to implement some technical improvements to eliminate the Formatta forms we use in the Call Process. Our Information Technology (IT) staff has been working to make the transition from Formatta to Adobe/web-based forms a simpler experience. These improvements were expected to be completed by December 9. However, to ensure a successful migration, which includes the conversion of the current Formatta data to the new technology, IT is requesting more time to validate and add quality assurance to their work before asking the synod to test these forms as well. Rather than risking a go-live date that would run into the Christmas season, we will be moving the date into the first part of 2014. You should continue to use the Formatta forms until further notice.

We will let you know at the beginning of the year of the revised go-live date. We thank you for your patience through this process and appreciate your work on behalf of the Gospel.

God’s grace and peace.
Rev. Wm Chris Boerger

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