conflict resolution process

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  1. saintsdave75

    saintsdave75 Walk On

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    just a refresher, this is from the rulebook' let's everyone look it over and see if it needs to be updated, as I'm not sure what we did with Bates today strictly followed what is written here:

    VI. Conflict Resolution Process
    A. FILING A COMPLAINT
    A complaint may be filed ONLY with the League Ombudsman. This includes all complaints from owners, board members, or board committees on potential rule violation or other issues. If a complaint is filed with anybody other than the League Ombudsman, the complaint will not be heard and will be considered ‘dead’. Our process for filing a complaint is detailed below.
    1. The implicating party files the complaint to the League Ombudsman, Both League Commisioners, and Conference Presidents if applicable.
    2. The Ombudsman informs the accused owner/party of the complaint.
      • a. The accused will have 24 hours to respond to the complaint in writing to the Ombudsman.
      • b. After 24 hours, no response from the accused will be accepted by the Ombudsman.
    3. The Ombudsman informs the appropriate Conference President of the complaint, and forwards any written response by the accused to the President.
    4. The President will make a decision on what action to take, which can include (but is not limited to) the following.
      • a. Find the complaint invalid – No action taken.
      • b. Ask for more information before making a decision.
      • c. Unofficial ‘Verbal’ Warning – A friendly reminder to play by our rules.
      • d. Official Written Warning – This warning goes on your record and stays there for your tenure as an OMFL owner. Upon receiving your third official written warning (and any subsequent one thereafter) you will be automatically put up for an expulsion vote in the board. (See above)
      • e. Call an expulsion vote – If the offense is deemed serious enough you will be put up for an expulsion vote on the board. This is reserved for the most serious of offenses.
    5. Once the Conference President makes a decision, he will inform both the Ombudsman and the Commissioners of their decision in writing.
    6. The Commissioners will have the power to override any decision made by the Conference Presidents, but otherwise their decision is final and entered into the records.
    7. The Ombudsman will inform the accused party of the decision in writing and the issue will be considered closed, unless an appeal is filed (see below).
    B. APPEALING A DECISION
    If you feel an unfair decision has been leveled, you can appeal following the process below.
    1. Inform the Ombudsman of your intention to appeal. You must include in writing any ‘evidence’ you which to present to support the appeal. You will only be allowed one written appeal to the Ombudsman, so include anything you wish to present.
    2. If the Ombudsman deems an appeal is valid (meaning that new evidence has been presented that would support the accused case) he will inform the appropriate Conference President of the appeal and will forward any supporting evidence.
    3. The President will review the previous decision and the new evidence presented.
    4. The President will make a decision on the appeal and inform the Ombudsman and the Commissioners of the decision. The President may LESSEN the penalty after theappeal, however they may never enforce a STRICTER penalty after the appeal.
      • a. The Commissioners have veto power and may override any decision made by the Conference Presidents should they deem it appropriate.
    5. The Ombudsman will inform the accused party of the appeal decision. The issue is now considered CLOSED. NO FUTHER APPEALS WILL BE HEARD.
    C. CONFLICT RESOLUTION TREE
    COMMISSIONERS
    AFC PRESIDENT
    NFC PRESIDENT
    OMBUDSMAN
    ACCUSED PARTY
    IMPLICATING PARTY

     
  2. Winuvas

    Winuvas OMFL Jets

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    Can I be honest here?

    This looks like a legal document.

    Any way we can simplify this process?
     
  3. DJDunn6

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    Wow that had to be dunlap's doing there at one time. lol
     
  4. Winuvas

    Winuvas OMFL Jets

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    It was Dunlap's doing to do this report. At the time he was praised for that.

    Now it's wordy and a pain in the ass. Just like its writer.
     
  5. natedawg212000

    natedawg212000 New Orleans Saints

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    what happened with bates?
     
  6. Jeremy

    Jeremy The ONLY 2 time OMFL CHampion!!!!

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    Damnit Winuvas, everytime I see your Panthers avatar I think Claven is back on the board.
     
  7. saintsdave75

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    so should we not re-write this, or just follow it to the letter in the future?
     
  8. Jeremy

    Jeremy The ONLY 2 time OMFL CHampion!!!!

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    definitely needs to be re-written. We can still follow the main guidelines in it without the unnesseccary excessive verbage.

    I can look at slimming this down in a bit.
     
  9. Coach KO

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    Yeah lets slim this down. Like, We receive written complaint. We let other owner know. Have them respond. Discuss. If any punishment is deemed necessary, Conference rep will dole it out. (warning, etc)
     
  10. saintsdave75

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    just by reading this I wasnt sure the exact specific steps: who exactly receives the complaint? who infroms the owner? who doles out the punishment?
     
  11. Coach KO

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    Who cares. Sorry. Im just saying make it really simple. Any of the board members can take the complaint. Perhaps make a complaint mailbox and we can then post them on the forum to start a "formal" discussion. During the discussion, we (the board) can decide who will speak to the party who the complaint was levied against for their explanation. Perhaps its a simple, mix it up and the other owner agrees. We have it recorded and move forward.
     

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