New Policy for Ratings Expirations
Effective as of Feb. 1, 2011
WGOSC = Women’s Game Officials Sub-Committee
At the WGOSC meeting during the 2011 US Lacrosse National Convention in Baltimore, MD the rating expiration policy was discussed after it was brought to the attention of the committee that it was possible for a one year rating earned in January or February (for example) of a given year to expire nearly two years later on December 31st. After much discussion regarding possible scenarios for rating expirations, it was proposed and unanimously decided that the "New Policy for Ratings Expirations" would be as follows:
New WGOSC Ratings Expiration Policy:
A rating expires at the end of the quarter in which the rating was earned.
The end of each quarter is as follows:
Quarter 1 = March 31st
Quarter 2 = June 30th
Quarter 3 = September 30th
Quarter 4 = December 31st
1st Quarter : A rating earned in January, February, or March will expire the end of March in the appropriate year (one, two, or three years later). Example: An L1 rating earned February 20, 2011 will expire March 31, 2012.
2nd Quarter: A rating earned in April, May, or June will expire the end of June in the appropriate year (one, two, or three years later). Example: A D3 rating earned May 30, 2011 will expire June 30, 2014.
3rd Quarter: A rating earned in July, August, or September will expire the end of September in the appropriate year (one, two, or three years later). Example: An Apprentice rating (A1…the only option available for an Apprentice Rating per rating policy described in the Umpire Manual) earned July 10, 2011 will expire September 30, 2012.
4th Quarter: A rating earned in October, November, or December will expire the end of December in the appropriate year (one, two, or three years later). Example: An L2 rating earned October 20, 2011 will expire December 31, 2013.
Important Note for Ratings Earned Prior to February 1, 2011:
The previous rating policy stated that ALL ratings expired December 31st. Therefore, any ratings earned prior to February 1, 2011 shall have a rating expiration of December 31st in the appropriate year of the rating level --- one, two, or three years. Example: A D3 rating earned October 10, 2010 will expire December 31, 2013. The "new rating expiration policy" is NOT retroactive.
National Ratings Note: Due to the limited number of rating opportunities for those umpires who hold a National rating, all National ratings will expire in December of the year they expire. Thus an N3 awarded in May of 2011 will expire December 2014.