You can open the Assigning Window for any particular game to begin assigning. The system will automatically evaluate who is Eligible or Ineligible to work a particular game based on over 40 different factors, including Availability.
Our system uses much more than just dates & times when evaluating who is available to work a game. Yes, It will evaluate their Availability Calendar, but it will also consider any conflicting assignments, their qualifications, blocklists, ranking levels, etc.
If you want to see a report on just the availability calendar, you can use the Availability Overview Graph on the Availability Calendar page to get an overview. However, the assigning window considers much more than just the availability calendar when determining who is "Eligible" for the game you're scheduling. We recommend using the assigning window when making your assignments.
Best Common Practices
The blue question mark in the assigning window will show you the officials' availability within the assigning window
You can override the system using the Show Ineligible Officials button at the top of the assigning window
If you're scheduling back-to-back games, you can use the Game Linking System to link the games together and the system will only show officials that are available for all the linked games. This saves you from scheduling the same officials for multiple games and ensures that they are eligible for all the games.
If the system ever determines someone is "Ineligible" and you're not sure why you can review the "Diagnostics" link in the top left-hand corner of the assigning window to see why the system determined the official to be "Ineligible".
You can use the TBA System to have officials request specific games directly