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103543 ihsaa Other

Requirements

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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REQUIREMENTS FOR RECOGNITION AS AN IHSAA OFFICIAL’S ASSIGNER

 

The IHSAA will permit the assignment of IHSAA Officials through an IHSAA Recognized Assigner.  Unless an individual is an IHSAA Recognized Assigner, he or she may not assign an IHSAA Officials nor may such individual act as an assigner for any IHSAA member school or conference.  Official recognition as an IHSAA Recognized Assigner is a privilege and not a right.  All IHSAA Recognized Assigners agree, through their applicants for recognition, and through their applicants for renewal of recognition, to abide by the IHSAA Articles, By-laws, Rules, Policies and purposes.

 

To be recognized as an IHSAA Recognized Assigner, an individual must meet and agree to the following.

 

  1. Registration and Recognition.

 

  1. An IHSAA Recognized Assigner Registration form must be fully and accurately completed annually.  The Registration form requires that the applicant agree to these requirements and requires that the applicant record the assignment fees to be charged during the upcoming year.
  2. Fees shall be established annually by the IHSAA.  Assigners shall be charged for each person to which an assignment is given.
  3. All approvals of applications for recognition and application for renewal of recognition shall be at the discretion of the IHSAA Commissioner and are considered final, binding and not reviewable.

 

  1. Assignments.

 

  1. An IHSAA Recognized Assigner shall assign IHSAA Officials through the use of an IHSAA approved software program.
  2. An IHSAA Recognized Assigner shall assign IHSAA Officials to contest based upon competence.
  3. An IHSAA Recognized Assigner shall assign IHSAA Officials to contest without regard to race, national origin, gender or age
  4. An IHSAA Recognized Assigner may not exclude an IHSAA Official who is a member of another assigner’s group and may not limit the assignment of an IHSAA Official based upon the Official’s membership in any particular local association.
  5. All game contracts shall be between the member school and the IHSAA Official; the contract will be generated and sent to the official through The Arbiter.

 

  1. Education

 

  1. An IHSAA Recognized Assigner must attend an IHSAA assigners in-service meeting annually.
  2. An IHSAA Recognized Assigner shall be generally familiar with all IHSAA Articles, By-laws, Rules, Policies and purposes, including the rules and regulations for IHSAA Officials, and the classifications of IHSAA Officials.
  3. An IHSAA Recognized Assigner shall have a general understanding of the definition of Independent Contractor and shall conform to a course of conduct which preserves the relationship between official and schools as one of independent contractors.

 

  1. Assignment Agreements and Contracts.

 

  1. An IHSAA Recognized Assigner may charge a reasonable, standard, seasonal fee to member schools and conferences to perform assignment services.  There shall be no game or additional fees charged to member schools or conferences for assignment services.
  2. An IHSAA Recognized Assigner may charge a nominal, standard, seasonal fee to IHSAA Officials to perform assignment services.  There shall be no game or additional fees charged to any IHSAA Official for assignment services.
  3. A School may use the services of an Assigner to schedule Officials for Contests.  If a paid Assigner is used by a School, the paid Assigner must be approved by the IHSAA, the School and the Assigner must execute an IHSAA approved Assigner’s contract and the Assigner’s contract must be on file with the IHSAA and with the School, prior to any Contest assignment. 

 

  1. Prohibitions.

 

  1. An IHSAA Recognized Assigner may not, directly or indirectly, accept gifts of money or other consideration, above the established assignment fees, from IHSAA Officials receiving assignments.
  2. An IHSAA Recognized Assigner may not be involved, directly or indirectly, in rating or in voting for IHSAA Officials for tournament series.
  3. An IHSAA Recognized Assigner may not, as a condition for providing assignment services to member schools, conferences or IHSAA Officials, require an agreement to acquire other goods or services, such as sports camps, official’s wear, etc.

 

  1. Penalty.

 

  1. An IHSAA Recognized Assigner who fails in any material respect to follow these rules, or the IHSAA Articles, By-laws, Rules and Policies, will be subject to immediate revocation of his or her recognition.
  2. The Commissioner may also revoke the recognition of an IHSAA Recognized Assigner for any conduct, both on or off the field or court, which would have a negative or detrimental effect upon the IHSAA, its members, students or the public.

 

  1. Attendance at Annual Meeting

 

The Annual Meeting of the Assigners has been scheduled for the 1st Sunday in the month of February each year hereafter.  Please mark your calendars and plan to be in attendance if you wish to continue your affiliation with the program.

 
 
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