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2005 USATF Governance Manual

The USATF Governance Manual is available, by section, in PDF format below. Click on the section number to download that section.

Amendments were approved to the USATF Governance Manual at the USATF Annual Meeting in December 2005, which are immediately effective. These amendments have not yet been incorporated into one comprehensive document. Click on the following links to see the amendment packages submitted prior to and approved at the 2005 USATF Annual Meeting.

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Section I - Administration
Organization Chart 10
National Officers 11
Board of Directors 11
Board Committees, Task Forces, Related Organizations 12
Committee and Council Chairs 13-14
Law & Legislation Committee 14
National Office Staff 15
USATF in the IAAF 16
USATF in the USOC 16
USATF Member Sports Organizations 17-18
 
Section II - Bylaws
Article 1 - Name 21
Article 2 - Definitions 21-22
Article 3 - Purposes 23
Article 4 - Authority 24
Article 5 - Constituency 25
Article 6 - Associations 26-27
Article 7 - Delegates and Selection to Meetings 28
Article 8 - Meetings 29-30
Article 9 - Voting 31-33
Article 10 - Officers and Their Duties 34
Article 11 - Board of Directors 35-36
Article 12 - National Office 37-38
Article 13 - Committees 39-41
Article 14 - High Performance Division 42-47
Article 15 - Long Distance Division 48-50
Article 16 - General Competition Division 51-52
Article 17 - Administrative Division 53-57
Article 18 - Disciplinary Authority 58
Article 19 - Redress of Grievances 58
Article 20 - Sanctions 59
Article 21 - Opportunity to Participate in Certain International Athletics Competitions 60
Article 22 - IAAF and USOC Representation 61
Article 23 - Fiscal and Legal Matters 62-63
Article 24 - Dissolution 64
Article 25 - Saving Clause 64
Article 26 - Amendments 65-66
 
Section III - Operating Regulations
Regulation 1 - Membership 69
Regulation 2 - Certification of Athlete Eligibility 70
Regulation 3 - Selection of Team Staffs 71-72
Regulation 4 - Championships 73-76
Regulation 5 - Records 77
Regulation 6 - Certification of Road Courses 78
Regulation 7 - Representation 79-80
Regulation 8 - Clubs 81
Regulation 9 - Eligibility (Text of IAAF Rules) 81
Regulation 10 - Control of Prohibited Substances and Techniques 82-83
Regulation 11 - Procedures Relating to Disciplinary Proceedings and Formal Grievance Matters 84-92
Regulation 12 - Reinstatement 93
Regulation 13 - Commitments of Athletes and Staff 94
Regulation 14 - Athletics Sanctions 95-97
Regulation 15 - Associations 98-102
 
Section IV - Exhibits
Exhibit A - Association Descriptions 105-106
Exhibit B - Region Descriptions 107
Exhibit C - Constituent Members 108
Exhibit D - Association Delegations 109
Exhibit E - Committee/Council Voting Makeup 110
Exhibit F - Temporary Groups 111
Exhibit G - Amateur Sports Act 111-121
Exhibit H - USOC Constitution & Bylaws 121
Exhibit I - USOC Anti-Doping Program 122-134
Exhibit J - USATF No-Advance-Notice Testing Protocol 135-138
Exhibit K - USATF In-Competition Drug Testing Program 139
Exhibit L - IAAF Doping Guidelines 140-158
Exhibit M - Text of Select IAAF Rules
Exhibit N - Regulation 11 Attachments
Exhibit O - Guidelines for AAA Arbitration

NOTE: In a review of committee operating procedures, it was determined that most had not been modified since the restructuring of 1998-1999, and were not reflective of current practice within USA Track & Field. As they are brought current, each will be posted here.

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