HOW DO I FILE A GRIEVANCE?
Hopefully, you will never have to do so. But if you find yourself in the unenviable position of having to address issues of poor sportsmanship or a rules violation, we have a process in place to handle it.
This year grievances will be heard, not by the full board, but by a Grievance Committee appointed by the President. This committee, consisting of three to five current or previous board members, will meet periodically to handle any issues that come up.
To file a grievance, download a grievance form under the FORMS tab on the home page.
Fill it out as COMPLETELY as you can, and submit it to your Division Director within 48 hours of the incident.
She will get with the other captain to get a response to the charge.
Make sure you tell what rule was broken or what part of the Code was not honored. This is not the time for emotional rants about how awful your opponent was. You’re filing a grievance: we get it that she/they misbehaved. Also, if you misbehaved back, don’t expect to see much done to punish the other team just because you complained first.
You should expect an e-mail confirmation that your grievance has been received and a date when it will be heard. Be patient, since this could take up to a month.
The RCRL Board takes grievance accusations very seriously, so please take a deep breath and decide if you really think this issue is worth putting everyone through. Also, note that grievance issues are kept on file and become a permanent part of the board’s minutes.