2019 PRCA Rule Book
or opportunity to compete at an upcoming or impending PRCA-approved event prior to the commencement of such event; (2) the Contestant Card Member desires to have a resolution of the grievance within a period of ten days or less; and (3) the grievant files the expedited grievance in time for the CEO to conduct a thorough review of the matter and to render a decision prior to the upcoming or impending PRCA-approved event. If any of these conditions is not present, then this expedited contestant eligibility grievance procedure may not be used. B12.4.1 Grievance to Be Handled by CEO. Agrievant using the expedited grievance procedure shall file a written request for an expedited grievance directly with the CEO. The grievant shall also file with the CEO any materials which he believes would be helpful to the CEO in evaluating the grievance, including but not limited to grievant’s position statement. If the CEO determines that the request is appropriate for the expedited grievance procedure, he shall review the matter and conduct such an investigation into the issues surrounding the grievance as the CEO deems reasonable and appropriate under the circumstances. The investigation may include interviews with any and all individuals having information relevant to the determination of the grievance. The CEO may also request any additional written materials which he deems relevant, including but not limited to position statements of third parties that may be affected by his decision. The CEO may also conduct a hearing on the grievance, if he deems a hearing to be appropriate. Such hearings may include all individuals having information relevant to the determination of the grievance and any third parties that may be affected by a ruling, and shall be conducted in accordance with the rules for hearings set forth in Section B12.3.5. Upon completion of the CEO’s investigation and the hearing, if one is held, the CEO shall issue a written ruling on the grievance, which written ruling shall be issued in time to restore a Contestant Card Member’s eligibility or opportunity to compete at the upcoming or impending PRCA-approved event, provided that the CEO rules in favor of the grievant. B12.4.2 CEO’s Ruling Is Final and Binding. The decision of the CEO in connection with any grievance filed pursuant to this expedited grievance process shall be final and binding on the grievant and any other parties or persons impacted by the ruling. The grievant and any other parties or persons impacted by the ruling may not appeal the CEO’s decision to the Grievance Review Committee. B12.5 Appointment and Composition of Grievance Review Committee. The CEO shall appoint ten Members to the Grievance Review Committee for a two year term, provided that the initial appointment shall consist of five members for a one year term and five members for a two year term. In appointing the members of the Grievance Review Committee, the CEO shall ensure representation of Stock Contractors, Rodeo Committees, Contestants and Contract Personnel. The CEO shall also designate one member of the Grievance Review Committee as its Chairman.
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