Selection Procedures

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ATHLETE ADVISORY COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES

Victoria Folayan| Team USA Olympian - Rio 2016 | vfolayan@usa.rugby

Brett Thompson| Team USA Olympian - Tokyo 2020 | bthompson@usa.rugby


APPROVED GEAR

Elite Athlete Health Insurance (EAHI) and USOPC Athlete Stipends: Under USA Rugby’s policies, athletes become eligible for USOPC funded stipends and the EAHI program upon being contracted as resident sevens athletes.

ATHLETE OMBUDS

The Office of the Athlete Ombuds offers independent, confidential advice to elite athletes regarding their rights and responsibilities in the Olympic and Paralympic Movement, and assists athletes with a broad range of questions, disputes, complaints and concerns.

Phone: 719-866-5000

Website:    usathlete.org

ATHLETE OMBUDS CONFIDENTIALITY AND PRIVACY POLICY

(A) In general.—The Office of the Athlete Ombuds shall maintain as confidential any information communicated or provided to the Office of the Athlete Ombuds in confidence in any matter involving the exercise of the official duties of the Office of the Athlete Ombuds. (B) Exception.—The Office of the Athlete Ombuds may disclose information described in subparagraph (A) as necessary to resolve or mediate a dispute, with the permission of the parties involved.(C) Judicial and administrative proceedings.—(i) In general.—The ombudsman and the staff of the Office of the Athlete Ombuds shall not be compelled to testify or produce evidence in any judicial or administrative proceeding with respect to any matter involving the exercise of the duties of the Office of the Athlete Ombuds.

(ii) Work product.—Any memorandum, work product, notes, or case file of the Office of the Athlete Ombuds—(I) shall be confidential; and(II) shall not be—(aa) subject to discovery, subpoena, or any other means of legal compulsion; or (bb) admissible as evidence in a judicial or administrative proceeding. (D) Applicability.—The confidentiality requirements under this paragraph shall not apply to information relating to—(i) applicable federally mandated reporting requirements; (ii) a felony personally witnessed by a member of the Office of the Athlete Ombuds;(iii) a situation, communicated to the Office of the Athlete Ombuds, in which an individual is at imminent risk of serious harm; or (iv) a congressional subpoena. 

ANTI-RETALIATION POLICY

No employee, contractor, agent, volunteer, or member of the USOPC, including USA Rugby, shall take or threaten to take any action against an athlete as a reprisal for disclosing information to or seeking assistance from the Office of the Athlete Ombuds as outlined in Section 220509(b)(5) of the Act.