2019 PRCA Rule Book

B12.3 Grievance Procedure (Non-Expedited). The following procedures shall be followed in the event a grievant desires to challenge or contest actions of the PRCA involving an alleged misinterpretation or misapplication of the PRCA Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws or Official Rodeo Rules (including PRCA rodeo Ground Rules) that adversely affects the grievant. B12.3.1 Step 1. The grieving Member shall bring the subject matter of his grievance to the attention of the Director of Rodeo Administration in writing within 60 calendar days following notice to the grievant of the action taken or interpretation made by the PRCA. The letter shall set forth in full the subject matter of the dispute and the relief requested by the grievant. Within 15 calendar days following his receipt of said Step 1 grievance letter, the Director of Rodeo Administration shall reply in writing to the grievant, setting forth his decision in the matter. Said decision shall be final and binding unless appealed by the grievant under Step 2 below. In the event the Director of Rodeo Administration fails to reply to the grievant’s Step 1 letter within 15 calendar days following his receipt of said Step 1 letter, the grievance shall be deemed denied by the Director of Rodeo Administration, whereupon the grievant may pursue an appeal of the matter to the CEO in accordance with Step 2 below. B12.3.2 Step 2. Within ten calendar days after the grievant’s receipt of

the decision letter of the Director of Rodeo Administration, the grievant may appeal that decision to the CEO. In the event that the grievant’s Step 1 letter is deemed denied by reason of the Director of Rodeo Administration’s failure to reply to the grievant’s Step 1 letter within 15 calendar days following his receipt of said Step 1 letter, the grievant may appeal the matter to the CEO under this Step 2, which appeal shall in no event be submitted later than 30 calendar days following the grievant’s submission of his Step 1 letter to the Director of Rodeo Administration; otherwise, the grievance shall be deemed abandoned and there shall be no further right to pursue the subject matter of the grievance. The Step 2 grievance letter shall briefly summarize the position of the grievant and, if applicable, shall state the reasons for his belief that the Director of Rodeo Administration reached an improper decision at Step 1. Within 15 calendar days of his receipt of said Step 2 grievance letter, the CEO shall issue a written decision, which decision shall be final and binding unless appealed to the Grievance Review Committee under Step 3. In the event the CEO fails to reply to the grievant’s Step 2 letter within 15 calendar days following his receipt of said Step 2 letter, the grievance shall be deemed denied by the CEO, whereupon the grievant may pursue an appeal of the matter to the Grievance Review Committee in accordance with Step 3 below.

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