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Advancement

Dates of Advancement for Provisional, Regional II and Regional I Official’s Ratings; and Regional Scorer Rating

Effective dates of advancement are March 15th, May 15th or December 15th of each calendar year. (This means that the application for advancement must be signed and submitted to the Team Leader no later than one week prior to the scheduled Steering Committee meeting of the month prior to the advancement date.) Pay increase will commence on the 1st of the month following advancement. Please note that Advancement Application Status will be given no less than 30 days after date of submittal to the Referee Training director. The Officials Division Advancement Process Flow Chart can be found in the addendum.

ADVANCEMENT PROCESS POLICY

Overview: The purpose of this policy is to standardize the Officials Division advancement procedure for those AZ Region officials desiring to upgrade their current referee and/or score rating.

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Advancement Process

  1. Advancement application available for download on Officials' Division webpage
  2. Advancement application must be completed by the official
  1. Advancement applications are to be submitted by email to the Team Leader for recommendation. The application must be accompanied by three observations and three score sheets (one must be a 3 set match).
  2. Team Leader will recommend approval or disapproval
  3. Team Leaders will sign and submit all applications via e-mail to the Head Team Leader
  4. Head Team Leader will submit the applications via email to the appropriate Training Director
  1. All Applications are reviewed for accuracy and signatures
  2. Applicant submission checked for mandatory tests, required Region documentation, current standing, code of conduct violations, etc. The Referee Training Director may return the application back to the Team Leader for additional information and/or supplemental documentation
  1. If the application is for Regional I level or below, the Referee Training Director will submit the application to the OD Steering Committee for review of documentation and final approval/disapproval
  2. Upon final approval, the Referee Training Director shall inform the Head Team Leader of the advancement. Head Team Leader will inform the Team Leader
  3. Team Leader will inform the official of the rating upgrade
  4. The Referee Training Director will then submit the rating advance to the OD Competition Assignor for Arbiter updating and tournament assignment purposes
  5. The ODAC Secretary will notify the Region office of advancements for match pay purposes
  1. If the application is for Junior National Candidate, the Referee Training Director will submit the application to the OD Steering Committee for review of documentation and final approval
  2. Once approved by the OD Steering Committee, the candidate will then be added to the Candidate Pool
  3. The OD Steering Committee will determine the Junior National candidates from the Candidate Pool for the current season
  4. The Head Team Leader will be notified of the candidacy approval. The Head Team Leader will notify the Team Lead of the applicant
  5. The Team Leader will notify the official of the candidacy approval and instruct the applicant to complete the Junior National Referee application online
  6. The Officials Division Coordinator and the Region Commissioner shall sign off on the applications of the candidates that have been approved for the current year’s Junior National referee and return the signed application to the applicant for submission
  7. The Training Director will coordinate the official's training/rating/mentoring with the Competition Assignor
  8. Once the official has undergone the national candidacy rating process and is awarded Junior National or National certifications by the USAV National Officials Commission, the Officials Division Coordinator shall inform the Steering Committee of the advancement
  9. The Referee Training Director will then submit the rating advance to the OD Competition Assignor for Arbiter updating and tournament assignment purposes
  10. The ODAC Secretary will notify the Region office of advancements for application fee reimbursements, stipend payment and match pay purposes
  1. If the application is for National Scorer Candidate, the Scorer Training Director will submit the application to the OD Steering Committee for review of documentation and final approval
  2. The OD Steering Committee will determine the National Scorer candidates from the Candidate Pool for the current season
  3. The Head Team Leader will be notified of the candidacy approval. The Head Team Leader will notify the Team Lead of the applicant
  4. The Team Leader will notify the official of the candidacy approval and instruct the applicant to complete the National Scorer application online
  5. The Officials Division Coordinator and the Region Commissioner shall sign off on the applications of the candidates that have been approved for the current year’s National Scorer and return the signed application to the applicant for submission
  6. The Scorer Training Director will coordinate the official’s training/rating/mentoring with the Competition Assigner
  7. Once the official has undergone the national candidacy rating process and is awarded National Scorer certification, the Officials’ Division Coordinator shall inform the Region of the advancement
  8. The ODAC Secretary will notify the Region office of advancements for application fee reimbursements and stipend payment
  1. If in any of the above situations, where the advancement application is not approved at any promotional level, the official may appeal the decision by submitting a written request, no later than 10 days after notification of the disapproval
  2. The written request for appeal will be sent directly to the OD Coordinator by email
  3. The OD Coordinator will notify the OD Steering Committee of the appeal and conduct an appeal review of the application at the Committee's earliest convenience
  4. The OD Steering Committee has the authority to make additional recommendations or changes as determined by majority rule, in the following areas:
    1. Application procedures
    2. Application appeals
    3. Candidate Pool Priority List, submitted by the Referee Training Director
  5. Decisions made by the OD Steering Committee shall be final