+CheckEd Now Annually Required

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  1. Mac A. Bee

    Mac A. Bee is a Verified Fencing ExpertMac A. Bee Podium

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    The RC posted: "Referee SafeSport status is verified through the SafeSport listing on our USA Fencing web page. This listing only draws from the Coach, +Coach and +CheckEd membership types. Therefore, these memberships must be renewed every year even though the background screen and SafeSport training are renewed every two years." For those who previously paid for the "+" only when renewing your screening, you'll have to now pay annually.
     
  2. Goldgar

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    That is an obvious rip-off-- er, pardon me, "revenue enhancer". If they can't write a query that will identify whether a member had Coach, +Coach, or +CheckED membership in the last two years, they should come to me for SQL training.
     
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    Bill them appropriately.
     
  4. Inquartata

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    It was only a matter of time.

    Coming next: required for ALL membership types.

    There MUST be more money.
     
  5. mfp

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    That seems pretty "special" coming in a post from the Referee Commission that starts off with:

    Dear Referees:

    Thank you for your service to USA Fencing.
     
  6. Zebra

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    My hockey referee registration is $110 annually, and that doesn't include the cost of background screens (done every two years).
     
  7. oiuyt

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    The change to require maintaining Coach and/or +CheckED membership every year for those requiring background screens was introduced last season, concurrent with dropping the fee for +CheckED to $20. The announcement is new, but the policy is not.

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  8. Mac A. Bee

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    Which costs?
     
  9. Zebra

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    Varies by state, my last one was about $28.00, I think. (that was the payment to the company that conducts the screening--none of that went to USA Hockey, and they have their costs for administering and monitoring the program).
    I'm sure I'm not the only one who has to be screened for multiple NGBs. My wallet would certainly appreciate it if the NGBs could develop a background check procedure that they all would accept, the way the centralized SafeSport training is now accepted by multiple NGBs.
     
  10. Mac A. Bee

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    Not going to happen. My county police screen, let alone my older government clearance, weren't accepted.
     
  11. mfp

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    I'd guess otherwise. Since all USOC NGBs are now required to use the U.S. Center for SafeSport for all sexual misconduct complaints, it wouldn't be surprising to eventually see one or more companies' background check products annointed by the Center for SafeSport. Especially since it would be an opportunity for the Center to arrange for a cut of the $ involved.
     
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    It’s certainly plausible that at least all of the Olympic family sports will eventually migrate to a single system and a single set of criteria for pass/fail. That might also necessitate “red light” appeals being routed to the Center for Safe Sport, rather than in-house at each NGB. That likely wouldn’t be a bad thing, increasing consistency, reducing potential conflicts of interest, establishing a broader standard, and greater independence. At the cost of local/idiosyncratic decision-making (good or bad, depending on the situation and one’s perspective).

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    (edit: corrected typo)
     
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  13. Zebra

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    Reducing the conflicts of interest is the big one. The situation in gymnastics got as bad as it did because the program was bringing home olympic gold medals and nobody in the NGB wanted to upset it.
     

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