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Question #92497 posted on 07/29/2019 11:06 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I was thinking about problems with the honor code today and had a question- do BYU students need to have active temple recommends to hold student jobs or do they just need an active ecclesiastical endorsement? I can't remember and I couldn't find the answer elsewhere on the internet.




Dear person,

A BYU student would only need an active ecclesiastical endorsement to hold an on-campus job. No temple recommend necessary.



Dear Helen,

Sheebs is on point.  The only exception to the rule is if you are working for the Church. For example, for one of the jobs I applied for, I did need a temple recommend, but that was because I would be working as a teacher at the MTC. My friend also mentioned that he needed a recommend for his job as a programmer for FamilySearch.


posted on 07/30/2019 9:49 a.m.
As a current church employee I need to make a clarification to Inklings answer. The majority of positions with the church only require an employee to be temple worthy, and not have an actual recommend. There are exceptions, but most jobs only require the person do be worthy of a recommend. If someone doesn't have a recommend (for whatever reason), HR will contact their bishop. From what I understand it is a yes/no conversation with absolutely no details.