The Fencing Officials Commission and USA Fencing’s National Office are happy to announce a change to the reimbursement policy for Part-time Tournament Officials.
Starting with the 2014-2015 season, Part-time Tournament Officials at NAC’s will receive up to $50 reimbursement per service day for housing and/or travel expenses, with appropriate receipts. This is in addition to lunch, honorarium, and per diem. Part-time Tournament Officials at Summer Nationals (Tournament Officials working fewer than five days) will receive up to $75 reimbursement per service day for housing and/or travel expenses, with appropriate receipts.
Also new this season is a modification to the honorarium for FIE B-rated referees. An FIE B-rated referee must have international activity within the past two seasons (verified via the FIE website) in order to receive the same honorarium as FIE A-rated and USA Fencing 1 & 2 rated referees. Inactive FIE B-rated referees, those without verifiable FIE activity within the past 2 years, will receive the same honorarium as USA Fencing 3 rated referees.
The 2014-2015 USA Fencing Domestic Expense Form will reflect these changes. Full details regarding definitions and compensation will be found on pages two and three of the new season’s form.
Kris Ekeren, Executive Director, USA Fencing
The Members of the Fencing Officials Commission