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Attention Managers! Tip #2

Once a staff member begins, it can take a while to get them up to speed with the various tasks, and getting them to understand the "Army" way.

With the help of various departments here at THQ an induction resource has been made available to all officers, managers, staff and volunteers.


This can be used for any and EVERY new staff member and we would highly recommend all staff take the time to check this great resource out.

Even if you don't have a login you can still read and view the videos through this resource.

We trust you will find it a helpful resource in your induction of new staff and volunteers.


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Computer Code of Conduct Questions

There have been some excellent questions being asked around the computer code of conduct. It is largely unchanged from the previous iteration but our use of technology has changed dramatically in that time. So today our blog is about the process you should follow IF it raises some questions for you.

  1. Discuss with your manager in the first instance so they're aware of your questions
  2. Email 'CCC Enquiries' within Lotus Notes or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (this goes to a group mailbox)
  3. A small group comprising the SBA, Personnel Secretary, HR and ISG will meet to agree the response

The computer code of conduct is about us all protecting information and people's privacy. Budgets and HR matters need to be stored securely to ensure people's privacy is protected and The Salvation Army isn't exposed to unnecessary litigation.

That is what updating the computer code of conduct was about. 

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Policy Manuals and databases in a web browser

Do you access any Policy Manuals or similar from your Lotus Notes workspace?

Did you realise that these can ALSO be accessed inside a standard web browser (Chrome, Internet Explorer etc), AND you can have a link inside your Webmail "links"?


The hardest part of this process is finding the full address to the Lotus Notes database/manual/resource.

There are several ways of finding the "full link" to the address of the LN database/manual - here follows the most reliable.

From your Lotus Notes workspace, click the Left-Hand panel Open > Applications > Search for an Application...

The Application Catalog Search page should open:


Type part of the application name you hope to find.

In the example below, I was looking for a Policy Manual which pertained to the Supportive Accommodation, but I didn't know its name.

Searching for "manual" would return far too many results, as would searching for "policy" - there are hundreds.


Instead I searched for "supportive", here are the results:


The one I was after is the "Addiction & Supportive Accommodation Services Policy Manual".

Notice, there are three different links for this manual, on different Servers: NZFBCM1, SANZF13 and SANZF14.

In general you should always choose the link on either SANZF14 or the one on NZFWeb1, the others are backups.

Hover your mouse pointer over the blue link on the correct line.

Right-mouse click on the link icon and choose from the popup menu: "Link Properties"

Again using my example, I get a page looking like this:



Using your mouse, highlight and copy the info from the "Link Description" field, in my case this would be:


To arrive at the full "web" address, add the following onto the start of the above:

The end result should look similar to this:


Test that full URL in your web browser, by pasting it (CTRL-V) into the browser address bar.

If it doesn't work, ensure the slashes and dots are in the correct places, like the example above.

Then, try another server, eg NZFWeb1;


If you're already signed into webmail the link will directly open the manual/database immediately, if not you will need to provide your Lotus Notes username/password to access it.

Once you've proven the full URL works, you can save this to your browser favorites/bookmarks.

This full URL works from any computer on the internet, so you can email it to yourself or others to use.

You can also add the same link "inside" webmail under "Personal Links":


Log into webmail

On the webmail "workspace" middle section, click "configure these links":



Under Personal links, using the next available (empty) line, give it a friendly name in the "Name" box eg for the example given here I used ASAS Policy Manual

Copy & Paste the link address you figured out above into the corresponding "url" box, might look like:


Click Save Settings button


You now have a link in your webmail "workspace" for your desired manual/database, which will appear on any computer when you log into webmail.

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Mission Opportunities

Check out our latest job vacancies (we also refer to these as 'mission opportunities') and see if there's a possible place for you.

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