As per the PRCA's bylaws

Clarification on the PRCA's grievance process
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Clarification on the PRCA's grievance process

Hi guys, Chelsea again. (Yup that's not my picture at the top of the page.) Here's a bit more on the status of the grievance process from the PRCA's bylaws. 

As per the PRCA, these are the details of the appeals process. The PRCA hasn't received the grievance letters for Step 2 from Richards and de la Cruz yet.


B11.3.2 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 Commissioner. 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 Commissioner 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 Commissioner 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 Commissioner 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
Commissioner, whereupon the grievant may pursue an appeal
of the matter to the Grievance Review Committee in accordance
with step 3 below.

B11.3.3 Step 3. If the grievant is dissatisfied with the decision of the
Commissioner under Step 2, he may then appeal the decision
to the Grievance Review Committee. Such appeal must be
submitted within ten calendar days after the grievant’s receipt
of the decision letter of the Commissioner. In the event that
the grievant’s Step 2 letter is deemed denied by reason of the
Commissioner’s failure to reply to the grievant’s Step 2 letter
within 15 calendar days following his receipt of said Step 2 letter,
the grievant may appeal the matter to the Grievance Review
Committee under this Step 3, which appeal shall in no event be
submitted later than 30 calendar days following the grievant’s
submission of his Step 2 letter to the Commissioner; otherwise,
the grievance shall be deemed abandoned and there shall be
no further right to pursue the subject matter of the grievance.
The Step 3 grievance letter shall notify the Grievance Review
Committee of the grievant’s desire for an appeal hearing on the
matter. The Step 3 letter shall be addressed to the Chairman
of the Grievance Committee in care of the Commissioner
at the PRCA National Office. Said Step 3 letter shall briefly
summarize the position of the grievant and, if applicable, shall
state the reasons for his belief that the Commissioner reached
an improper decision at Step 2. Within 30 calendar days after
receipt of said Step 3 letter, the Chairman of the Grievance
Review Committee shall appoint three or five members of the
Grievance Review Committee to a Hearing Panel to hear and
decide the grievance. The Chairman of the Grievance Review
Committee shall promptly thereafter notify the grievant, in writing,
of the members of the Hearing Panel, the date and time, and if
the hearing is to be held in person, the location for said Member
to be afforded an opportunity for a full hearing of his grievance.
Any replacement of a Hearing Panel member shall be appointed
by the Chairman of the Grievance Review Committee. The
hearing shall be scheduled as soon as reasonably practicable
following the receipt of the grievant’s Step 3 letter and, in all
events, within 45 calendar days following receipt of said Step 3
letter unless the grievant agrees to a later date of the hearing
that will better suit the convenience of the grievant, the Hearing
Panel, the Commissioner, the Director of Rodeo Administration,
any witnesses that may have information relevant to the
determination of the grievance, and any third parties that may be
affected by the Hearing Panel’s decision on the grievance who
may wish to participate in the hearing. Following such hearing,
the Hearing Panel shall issue a decision in the matter which
shall be final and binding on all parties. A decision concurred in
by a majority of the Hearing Panel members shall constitute the
decision of the Hearing Panel.