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USSF Code of Ethics for AssignorsPrintable

From the United States Soccer Federation Referee Administrative Handbook 2010

  1. I will maintain the utmost respect for referees and other officials of the game and I will conduct myself honorably at all times.
  2. I will make the assignments based on what is good for the game and what is good for the referees.
  3. As a member of the U. S. Soccer Federation, my actions will reflect credit upon the organization.
  4. I will contribute to the continuous development of referees in the National Referee Development Program.
  5. I will conduct myself ethically and professionally in the assignment process.
  6. I will respect the rights and dignity of all the referees and I will not criticize them unless it is in private, constructive, and for their benefit.
  7. I will offer equal opportunity to all qualified referees and I will not discriminate against or take undue advantage of any individual or group on the basis or race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
  8. I will cooperate fully in the timely resolution of any grievance hearing or complaint.
  9. I consider it a privilege to be a part of the U. S. Soccer Federation and my actions will reflect credit upon that organization or its affiliates.
  10. I will safeguard the confidentiality of the U. S. Soccer registered referee list.
  11. I will give priority to U. S. Soccer affiliated games when assigning games.
  12. The use of U. S. Soccer affiliated game assignments shall not be used to persuade U. S. Soccer registered referees to accept game assignments for non-members of U. S. Soccer.