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When a US Champ is no longer willing or able to fulfill the responsibilities of being a Champ, such a Champ must resign from the US Champ group. Such a US Champ may transition to a Champ Emeritus role. A Champ Emeritus will be recognized for their previous contributions, expertise and knowledge, but will no longer be expected to regularly participate in the management of the US editing community. When a US Champ chooses to make this transition, they will reduce their editing rank to 5 and relinquish access to channels of communication that are intended for the limited Champ group. If a Champ Emeritus regains the ability and desire to fulfill the responsibilities of a US Champ, such an individual may be considered for renewed inclusion in the US Champ group as would any experienced editor.
When a US Champ is temporarily unable to fulfill the responsibilities of being a US Champ, the Champ should take a Leave of Absence (LOA). A US Champ may start a LOA at anytime by informing the US Champ community of the date that their LOA will begin. During a LOA period the Champ is reduced in rank to 5, but continues to have access to US Champ forums and documents. This enables the LOA Champ to continue to maintain their knowledge of current events in the US editing community to the extent that the LOA Champ is able. A LOA Champ is not considered a current US Champ as a LOA Champ is unable to keep abreast of all relevant events in the US editing community. Accordingly, a LOA Champ will not participate in voting activities within the US Champ group and will refrain from holding themselves out as a current US Champ before the editing community during the LOA period.
A LOA Champ may return to full current US Champ status upon reviewing the waze community information including the US Champs forums and documents to become aware of the significant events regarding the US editing community that occurred during their absence. Upon reviewing the current events in the waze community and resuming the ability to fulfill the responsibilities of a US Champ, a LOA Champ shall inform the US Champ community that the LOA Champ is ready to resume their US Champ responsibilities and will end their their LOA. A LOA Champ will be reinstated to full current US Champ status no earlier than ten days after informing the US Champ community of their intention to end their LOA.
A LOA may not extend for longer than one year. If a US Champ cannot fulfill their responsibilities for longer than a year, such a Champ must resign from the US Champs group and may transition to a Champ Emeritus role as discussed above.
A US Champ is expected to regularly participate in the management of the US editing community. If a US Champ fails to meaningfully contribute as a Champ for a 90 day period, the US Champ community will attempt to contact such an inactive Champ to determine if the inactive Champ can continue to fulfill their responsibilities as a US Champ. Meaningful contributions minimally include posting meaningful information in the forums or GHOs, but can also include assisting users in the WME chat, slack, or other communication methods used by the Champs' local community. When contacted regarding inactivity, a US Champ has three options 1) resignation from the US Champs group as discussed above, 2) taking a Leave of Absence as discussed above, or 3) resuming meaningful contributions as a US Champ. If an inactive Champ does not respond to attempts to contact them or otherwise does not elect to follow one of the above three options, such a Champ will be considered to have resigned their US Champ status.