Within the Cartel there are only a chosen few who are given the right to locate, recruit and initiate new members into the fold. These individuals are known as Handlers and are sanctioned by either a Legate or a Master of their chosen Sect. Handlers are selected for their ability to read people; their ability to negotiate a deal; and their skills in making sure that loose ends get tied.
Handlers, as stated above, are selected for their basic skills and are generally appointed by the Legate of a Cartel Allegiance. However, this is not the only method. The Master of each Sect also retains the power to decide who may act as a recruiter for their chosen Sect at any point. For this reason, Handlers are chosen not only with care, but also with strategy in mind.
Historically, Handlers have sometimes been known to use their connections to build a power-base to further themselves politically. For this reason that, in more recent times, the Handler position has become something of a privilege for those the higher-ups of a Sect, trusted to not bungle the job.
Generally, all it takes to make someone a Handler is for the Legate or the Master to declare that individual to be a Handler. They must then file the appropriate records with a Cartel Administrative Clerk so the individual may gain the benefits of their new assignment.
A handler must ensure that their initiates are fully informed of what they are getting themselves into and are fully responsible for their initiates until they complete their first assignment for the Cartel. Handlers are also to ensure the tying up of any loose ends resulting from any initiation they conduct.