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About the Office of Human Resources

 

There’s a unique energy and spirit that draws people to the Mile High City and it all begins here, at the City and County of Denver. Over 11,000 employees work together every day to make this a world-class city where everybody matters.

Working for the City and County of Denver is so much more than a job. It’s a chance to make a difference in your own life and in the lives of people around you. From Red Rocks to the airport and everything in between: Denver has a thriving culture, diverse neighborhoods, natural beauty and a quality of life that is second to none. We are a multi-industry employer hiring everything from accountants to youth counselors, including buffalo wranglers, city planners, court clerks, database programmers, lifeguards, runway painters and software developers.

The City and County of Denver offers a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of its employees and their families. Offering competitive benefits and wellness programs is a top priority for the city.

 
The Mission of the Office of Human Resources

Through strategic business partnerships and collaboration, the Office of Human Resources will identify, develop and deliver programs and services to build workforce capability and drive business outcomes that best serve the public interest. 

Our Values

Service
We are committed to delivering service excellence in each interaction with our external and internal customers on time and within budget.

Strategic Partnerships
We will build long term strategic partnerships that bring value and and improve the performance of each agency and the city.

Integrity
We conduct our work with integrity, trustworthiness, high ethical standards and transparency.

Diversity
We will integrate the values and standards of the city to create an environment of inclusion and mutual respect to foster a culture that promotes the diversity of individuals and their ideas.

Growth
We implement strategies that support a continuous learning environment and enhance individual, team and organization development.

The Career Service System
In 1954, CSA (now the Office of Human Resources) was established by charter amendment because the voters of Denver decided they wanted their City government to operate by merit. Under the merit system, applicants are given a chance to compete and be hired based upon their knowledge, skills, and abilities, without regard to their race, creed, national origin, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability. The Executive Director of the Office of Human Resources is Karen Niparko. The agency is overseen by the Career Service Board.

The City and County of Denver’s Office of Human Resources maintains a competitive merit system that provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants. The agency oversees the city's personnel system and the majority of employees, excluding elected officials, appointees and uniformed police and fire. The Office of Human Resources is dedicated to serving as strategic business partners with all agencies to source and recruit the top professional talent for the City and County of Denver.

In 1954, the Career Service Authority (now the Office of Human Resources) was established by charter amendment because the voters of Denver wanted their city government to operate by merit. Under the merit system, applicants are given a chance to compete and be hired based upon their knowledge, skills, and abilities, without regard to their race, creed, national origin, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability. The Executive Director of the Office of Human Resources is Karen Niparko.  The agency is overseen by the Career Service Board. The Career Service Board consists of five Denver citizens appointed by the Mayor for five-year staggered terms. The Board provides oversight for the Office of Human Resources. Its charge is to maintain the merit system, which is the foundation of the Career Service personnel system. It is responsible for setting policy, considering appeals and making rule changes that enhance the work environment. 

Find out more about the Career Service Board.

Contact Us

Office of Human Resources
Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building
201 West Colfax Avenue,  Dept. 412 (4th Floor)
Denver, CO 80202
720-913-5751
720-913-5720 Fax

Request service support for Workday, NEOGOV, and more through www.denvergov.org/supportnow.


Job Center
View the latest information about positions available at the City and County of Denver.


Denver 311 Help Center
Call 3-1-1 | Outside Denver Call (720) 913-1311
Emergencies: 911
TTY Service: 720-913-8479

Karen Niparko, Executive Director
Karen.Niparko@denvergov.org
720-913-5686
 
Rory McLuster, Deputy Director
Rory.McLuster@denvergov.org
720-913-5672
 
Communications Department
(including questions about City and County of Denver digital signage)
* Please submit all CORA requests in writing  to the above email address.
 
Benefits Department
720-913-5697
 
Career Service Board
Career Service Board webpage
For questions or more information about the Career Service Board, please contact: Alisha Gronniger
Alisha.Gronniger@denvergov.org
(720) 913-5650
(720) 913-5720 Fax

For questions about job applications and careers with the City and County of Denver, please contact:
jobs@denvergov.org
(720) 913-5615

Career Service Hearings Office
Wellington Webb Municipal Office Building
201 West Colfax Avenue
Dept. 412 (First Floor)
Denver, CO 80202
720-913-5703
720-913-5995 Fax
CSAHearings@denvergov.org

Job Center
View the latest information about positions available at the City and County of Denver.

Payroll Division
Wellington Webb Municipal Office Building
201 West Colfax Avenue
Dept. 1109 (Fourth Floor)
Denver CO 80202
720-913-5186 
720-913-5249 Fax 
PayrollDivision@denvergov.org
Contact the Payroll Division for any questions regarding your paycheck or your timecard.

Classification & Compensation - includes Job Specifications
compensation@denvergov.org

Employee Relations
OHR.RecordsHelp@denvergov.org

Employment Verification
Employment Verification
720-913-5612 
720-913- 5249 Fax

Learning & Development
Registration Line: 720-913-5628
www.denvergov.org/cityu to register for classes
training@denvergov.org 

Employee Fitness Center
Visit the Employee Fitness Center page for hours, classes, membership fees, and more.
720-913-5687
denverwellness@denvergov.org

Workplace Mediation
720-913-5719
workplacemediation@denvergov.org

 

 


Open Records Requests

CORA - Citywide Colorado
Open Records Fee Policy

In order to pay for the cost of staff, custodians of public records within the City and County of Denver may charge for research and retrieval time necessary to respond to requests for records under the Colorado Open Records Act (“CORA”).  Pursuant to C.R.S. §24-72-205(6), effective July 1, 2014, staff time may be charged at a rate not to exceed $30.00 per hour.  There shall be no charge for the first hour of time for research and retrieval of records.

Contact the OHR Custodian of Records

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