LGCHL Article I: League Structure

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    Article I : League Structure

    [​IMG] Section I : Commissioner's Office

    ------ : 1.1 Commissioner(s) Role
    ------ : 1.1.1 Hearing of Constitutional Amendment
    ------ : 1.1.2 Letter of Understanding
    ------ : 1.1.3 Official Announcements
    ------ : 1.1.4 Executive Order
    ------ : 1.1.5 Staff Training
    ------ : 1.1.6 Commissioner(s) Role
    ------ : 1.2 Deputy Commissioner
    ------ : 1.2.1 Management Assistant
    ------ : 1.2.2 Procedural Enforcement
    ------ : 1.2.3 Management Training
    ------ : 1.2.4 Deputy Commissioner(s) Role
    ------ : 1.3. League Management
    ------ : 1.4 Commissioner Staff Vote

    [​IMG] Section II : Board of Governors
    ------ : 2.1 Suspensions
    ------ : 2.2 BOG Vote
    ------ : 2.3 Role
    ------ : 2.4 BOG Selections

    [​IMG] Section III : LGCHL Owners
    ------ : 3.1 Roster Transactions
    ------ : 3.2 Compliance
    ------ : 3.3 Accountability
    ------ : 34 Management
    ------ : 3.5 CHL Management Office
    ------ : 3.6 Filing Management Appeals
    ------ : 3.7 Owners Vote
    ------ : 3.8 Owner Selection
    ------ : 3.9 Owner Commitment
    ------ : 3.10 Owners Role

    [​IMG] Section IV : Management
    ------ : 4.1 Management Role
    ------ : 4.2 League Promotion
    ------ : 4.3 League Intervention
    ------ : 4.4 General Manager Removal
    ------ : 4.5 Assistant General Manager Removal

    ------ : 4.6 Management Criteria

    [​IMG] Section V : Player
    ------ : 5.1 Role
    ------ : 5.2 Available
    ------ : 5.3 In-Game Requirements
    ------ : 5.4 Disconnection Process
    ------ : 5.5 Participation & Quitting Policy
    ------ : 5.6 Ban Buy-Outs
    ------ : 5.7 General Conduct


    [​IMG] Section I : Commissioner's Office

    Commissioner Staff is identified by the Orange color of their website username.

    These members of Staff are responsible for the day to day operations of the
    1.1 : The Commissioner(s)

    - The Commissioner(s) is the main member who over sees all daily operations in regards to the LGHL, LGAHL & LGCHL. His name is Orange in color and also underlined.

    1.1.1 : Hearing of Constitutional Amendment

    - The Commissioner(s) is allowed to call a Hearing of Constitutional Amendment. This is a meeting to change the Constitution during the Season, where Commissioner Staff will each have one vote to decide any changes.

    - Mid-season amendment suggestions can be made by any member of the League’s Staff or any member of Management of Ownership. Official amendment ideas can be presented to the Commissioner(s) via private message on the LG Website.

    - Only 3 articles of the constitution can be amended:

    1.1.2 : Letter of Understanding

    - A situation may occur where certain rules that have worked for several seasons in the past may not currently be practical for the current season. A letter of understanding can be drafted by the Commissioner and presented to the Owners for approval. If approved the letter will be added to the constitution for the specific season that it was agreed upon, to allow for an exception to certain procedures outlined in that Article.

    - These types of agreements are allowed to be suggested by any member of League Staff, Owners, or Managers.

    1.1.3 : Official Announcements

    - The Commissioner(s) or BoG(s) will be responsible for ALL public relations on behalf of the entire League Staff. He is the only member allowed to make declarations, give public updates, interviews, or comment on any Hearings, Suspensions or Amendments. 

    - Commissioner(s) may dictate this responsibility to another Staff member as he sees fit but only at his discretion. He is speaking on behalf of the League, and will be clearly outlining that he is doing so. 

    1.1.4 : Executive Orders

    - The Commissioner(s) has certain rights to order other Staff Members, Owners, Management, or Players, to perform a task, or uphold a standard. This can only be done in situations where the Player has been given a role that requires a commitment past just playing in the games. 

    - Examples are Staff Roles, Owners & Management or being a Committee Member. The Commissioner(s) can give no more punishment than the firing from that role, unless it is otherwise stated in Article IV : "The Rule Book".

    1.1.5 : Staff Training

    - The Commissioner(s) has the responsibility to make sure his Staff are well trained and have superb knowledge of our Constitution and Rules. Commissioner(s) must make sure as well the Staff knows the LG procedures inside and out.

    - The Commissioner(s) will also conduct meetings to go over any issues and reinforce our way operational standards. This will be a good way to keep everyone in the loop and also work toward goals more effectively. 

    1.1.6 : Commissioner(s) Role

    - The role of the Commissioner(s) is to be the League planner and organize the different sections of the League that make it operate.  

    * Secondly, The Commissioner(s) should be the League visionary working on ways to always improve while growing the League. 

    * Thirdly, The Commissioner(s) should be the League’s voice, always updating and informing the League.

    - By doing all this, the Commissioner(s) is tying the League together by working with both Site Staff and his League members to find a way to always improve the quality of the League. 

    - If a situation occurs that are not outlined by any article in the constitution, the Commissioner(s) has the ability to make a ruling that is in the best interest of the League. This ruling is made by consulting his Staff, reviewing the community’s opinion, reviewing past practices, and using best judgment to ensure the integrity and purpose of the League is upheld.

    1.2 : Deputy Commissioners

    - The Deputy Commissioner(s) or DC's are represented by a non-underlined Orange name. Each Deputy Commissioner(s) is assigned a League (LGHL, LGAHL or LGCHL) which they are responsible for.

    1.2.1 : Management Assistance

    - The Deputy Commissioner(s) are to help Owners, Management & answer their questions when necessary. This should be done only in the League Gaming forums or via Private Message on the League Gaming website. This cannot be done during game times unless it is an Act of God (Example: EA Servers Down, Site Down, Storms, or Events) or an issue not in the Constitution.

    - The Staff members will assist Managers and Owners with their issues while trying to reference and educate those member on where these issues can be resolved in the Constitution.

    1.2.2 : Procedural Enforcement

    - When Management complaints are filed, the Deputy Commissioner(s) responsible for that specific League will be responsible for ensuring the complaints are handled within the timelines and procedures outlined in Article IV: "The Rule Book".

    1.2.3 : Management Training

    - The Deputy Commissioner(s) have the responsibility to make sure their Management is well trained and has superb knowledge of our Constitution & Rules. They must make sure they know the leagues procedures inside and out.

    - It is also extremely important for the Deputy Commissioner(s) to reference the Constitution & Management Procedures when assisting Managers and Owners. This will help ensure if those Managers or Owners have future issues, they will at least have some information to reference and hopefully will be able to mitigate their own issues.

    1.2.4 : Deputy Commissioner(s) Role 

    - The Deputy Commissioner(s) are responsible for monitoring, aiding, & disciplining Management, as well as providing assistance to the Commissioner(s) & Board of Governors (BoG's).

    - The Deputy Commissioner(s) may be appointed special tasks by the Commissioner(s) to help run the League, like Committee Work or Site Work.

    1.3. : League Management

    - League Directors are nothing more than Deputy Commissioner(s) who have been given the task to watch over one specific League and their Managers. They are still responsible for the same tasks as all other Deputies and hold the same voting rights and powers. They are just more concentrated on one League.

    1.4 : Commissioner’s Staff Vote

    - The Commissioner(s) Staff as a whole will count as One Vote in an Appeal Case, or Hearing of Constitutional Amendment or Off Season Constitutional Vote. Their votes must be used to represent both the League as a whole and its best direction.

    [​IMG] Section II : Board of Governors

    - The Board of Governors (BoG) will be identified by the Hot Pink color of their website username. Theses members of Staff are used to oversee all League transactions as well as any complaint in regards to in-game play issues.

    2.1 : Suspensions

    - The Board of Governors (BoG) have the ability to suspend a Players(s) when the evidence is brought to them via our complaint system. They must make their rulings based on the facts and evidence presented and on how they relate to Article IV: "The Rule Book".

    2.2 : BoG Vote

    - Board of Governors (BoG) rulings are based on a majority vote. They will conduct these votes all week leading up to Friday at 11:59 P.M Eastern Time deadline of every week. They may only judge and give the verdict based off the facts given. They will also, as a whole, have One Vote in an Appeal Case. 

    - If a member of the Board of Governors (BoG) does not vote in time, then it will always revert to a majority vote. If 3 vote, 2 must agree or disagree. There should never be a stalemate, but if there is, the Commissioner(s) will be the deciding vote. 

    2.3 : Role 

    - The Board of Governors (BoG) is responsible for providing rulings on Players infractions based off of Article IV: "The Rule Book". They are not responsible for seeking or investigating those issues. Their role is to judge the infractions and determine a course of action as outlined in the articles of the Constitution.

    - The Board of Governors (BoG) may be appointed special tasks to help run the League, such as Committee Work or Site Work, by the Commissioner.

    2.4 : BoG Selections

    - The Board of Governors (BoG) will be selected by the Commissioner(s) and his Staff. They will be nominated and then voted on by the Staff. They must pass the interview stage.

    [​IMG] Section III: Owners

    LGCHL Owners are represented by the Teal color website names as well as a red (O) next to their name on the Rosters page. Owners are selected each off-season and are responsible for the day to day operations of their entire organization.

    - Selected Owners are also responsible to abide by the Management Handbook that was agreed on prior to each season’s start.

    3.1 : Roster Transactions

    - Owners are to oversee all roster transactions made by each General Manager (GM) or Assistant General Manager (AGM) in their organization. No one League is more important than another. It is Important, prior to the season starting, that Owners sit down with all of their Management (GM & AGM's) and explain what is expected of each person in Management and how he wants his transactions to happen.

    3.2 : Compliance

    - Owners must follow the League's policies and procedures at all times. They must promote the League standards to all of their Players, and keep their teams playing within the League's rules. This includes promoting and ensuring that their Management teams are properly following those same policies and procedures.

    - During investigations, Owners must be compliant by being honest and open to Staff questions. Not being compliant could result in punishment if it is deemed so as per Article IV: "The Rule Book".

    3.3 : Accountability

    - Owners are responsible for every Player in their organization, and may be held accountable for any of their Players' infractions. They may run their team how they see fit, but must do so by League guidelines. If found to have multiple violations within an organization, the Owner may be disciplined as per Article IV: "The Rule Book".

    3.4 : Management

    - Owners are responsible for selecting or replacing Management and submitting those selections for League approval based off the Management criteria.

    - If a promotion must be made during the season, the League will allow a Player to be selected who does not meet the criteria.

    - An Owner may fire a Manager by submitting evidence of him not fulfilling his duties as Management. This will be sent to the Commissioner(s) Staff for approval.

    - Assistant General Managers (AGM's) are to be selected AFTER bidding via the contract system. 

    * Please Reference below Article I, Section 4.2 League Promotion in regards to Assistant General Manager (AGM) salaries & mid-season promotions.

    3.5 : CHL Management Office

    - Owners will have access to this section of the forums. This forum section is meant to brainstorm new ideas as well as have open conversation with Staff about issues that should be addressed to improve the League. When an Owner has an opinion regarding a League issue or a suggestion for improvement, it will be heard here.

    3.6 : Filing Management Appeals

    - The Owner may appeal a Management violation ruling made against themselves or their Management by the Staff.

    - These appeals can be filed in the
    Action Center and will be reviewed by the league Commissioner(s) or Board of Governors (BoG's).

    3.7 : Owner's Vote

    - Owners will have a vote in Constitutional Amendment Hearings or Off-Season Constitutional Changes. They will count as One Vote (majority) in matters involving adding, removing or editing certain sections of the Constitution.

    3.8 : Owner Selections

    - Owners will be selected by the Commissioner(s) Office. They will be selected based off of numerous traits & the interview process.

    - The League may select any Players to fill an Ownership position at anytime. Being selected as an Owner negates the Player's current contract (if applicable). If the League selects an Owner who is under contract to a team during the season, the Owner will be presented with two options:

    * Release that Player freely.

    * Select a Players of equal or lesser value. (Contract Years x Salary is the determination of a Player's value,rounded up to 250k)

    During the off season, teams have NO rights to compensation for a Players who is selected for Ownership.

    3.9 : Owner Commitment 

    - Ownership is currently a one season commitment. Any Owner who steps downs after accepting the offer to become an Owner will have to sit out the remainder of the season & Receive a 2 Season Ban along with being put on the No Management List for future considerations as a Owner.

    - Stepping down or being removed as an Owner also makes that Player ineligible to exercise buying out the ban until the following off-season.

    3.10 : Owners Role 

    - The Owners run, manage, & guide their organization to victory. They have the power to make any decision on their team from setting lines to running practices and implementing strategy.

    - The Owner is responsible for the overall well being of their CHL team.

    - Owners must ensure all their teams are being run correctly by Management, and that they all have a good way to communicate with each other.

    - In the end, the Owner is responsible for having all of his teams run like a well-oiled machine. Owners should be the first person to jump in and fix a problem on the team. 

    - Communication between Owners and Staff can ensure a successful season can be had.

    [​IMG] Section IV : Management

    General Managers (GM) & Assistant General Managers (AGM) are represented by Teal name.

    General Management (GM) & Assistant General Management (AGM) are also expected to uphold the expectations outlined in the Management Handbook agreed upon accepting the position of Manager.

    4.1 : Management Role

    - General Managers (GM) & Assistant General Managers (AGM) are responsible for assisting the owner in regards to the day-to-day Management of their team. Owners have the final say in decisions made.

    - They may also be given additional tasks from their Owner as well. This may include scheduling, setting lines, negotiating trades, signing, releasing and trading Players.

    - General Manager (GM) Positions must be selected BEFORE bidding beginning. 

    - Assistant General Manager (AGM) positions must be selected AFTER bidding has ended & will retain their salary and contract year.

    4.2 : League Promotion

    - This is the one situation where a General Manager (GM) will be allowed to finish the season (Without receiving a ban) as a Player on their current team. This may include a Player selected to fill a Commissioner or Board of Governors (
    BoG) position.

    - An Owner promoted to a Staff position will be reverted to a one year contract at League minimum (500K).

    - An General Manager (GM) promoted to the Staff position will be reverted to a one year contract at League minimum (500K).

    - In the situation where the Assistant General Manager (AGM) is promoted to the Staff position, they will remain at their current salary and contract.

    4.3 : League Intervention

    - When a Player is currently serving a contract on one team, and the League wishes to promote that Player to an Ownership position on another team, the League will coordinate with the Owner of that Player to institute a trade or compensation to free that Player from his contract & his current team. 

    4.4 : General Manager Removal

    - When your General Manager is not fulfilling their commitment or duties, their Owner or League Staff have the right to submit a removal from the team in the
    Action Center. Explaining & Providing sufficient visual evidence. After such removal has been approved the Owner has the responsibility to fill the vacant General Management spot.

    - The Owner or League Staff must provide evidence showing that Management is not fulfilling their duties or commitment in the Action Center.

    - An Owner wishing to remove their General Manager must submit a case for removal to the Action Center explaining in depth why.

    - When a General Manager is removed or steps down, they are ineligible to play & will be issued two season ban / Manager Ban .

    - The Commissioner(s) Staff may propose the removal of a General Manager for issues of conduct, breach of rules or procedures, failure to fulfill their commitment or meet expectations.

    4.5 : Assistant General Manager Removal

    - Assistant General Managers are able to be removed at anytime by the Owner of the Organization & will not receive a ban of any kind unless they violate league rules.

    - Players may also be promoted mid season to an Assistant General Manager role as well to replace a former Assistant General Manager (AGM). Players whom are promoted mid season to Assistant General Manager will retain their salary and contract. In order for a player to be promoted to Assistant General Manager (AGM) mid season, the player must either be on the team's roster, acquired via trade or picked up off of waivers.

    4.6 : Management Criteria

    - Owners may only select Management that is not under contract, or that they have acquired the rights to via bidding or waiver pick up.

    - Players returning from a seasonal ban are ineligible to be selected as any kind of management in the first season back after serving a ban.

    - Players listed on the “Management Ineligibility List” are not able to accept a Management position either. This list will be provided to the Owners each season.

    [​IMG] Section V : Players

    5.1 : Role

    - Players play a major role in LG. Without players, Owners & Managers / Assistant Managers would have no one to manage, and staff would have no one to govern & the league would not exist.

    - Players have a set of rules they are required to follow to remain in good standing with the League & able to get the best experience out of the league.

    5.2 : Availability

    - Players are required to give their team a MINIMUM of (4) games of available each week of the season.

    5.3 : In-Game Requirements

    - Players are required to review and understand the rules outlined in Article IV "The Rule Book".

    5.4 : Disconnection Process

    - Players are required to review and understand the process for a lag out during or prior to a game starting. All disconnection procedures are outlined in Article II : Scheduling and Game Night Process.

    5.5 : Participation & Quitting Policy

    - Prior to signing up for a season, players are required to accept this policy in order to be eligible to play.

    - Policy Reference Link : Participation & Quitting Policy

    5.6 : Ban Buy-outs

    - Unlike managers, players are eligible to buyout their for a one time fee of $35.

    - Player's whom buyout their ban will return to their original teams training camp (TC) roster at the salary & contract they were on at the time of the ban.

    5.7 : General Conduct

    - Players are required to follow the website's code of conduct at all times.

    - Policy Reference Link : Code of Conduct
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