Career Service Hearing Office

The Career Service Hearing Office provides a fair and neutral appeal process for City employees in accordance with the Career Service Rules.  Procedures and requirements  for  appealing the results of formal complaints and grievances, as well as employer actions that can be appealed directly to the Hearing Office, are set out in Rule 19 Appeals.   
For further information:

Read the Career Service employment rules and policies

If you choose to file an appeal, download and complete the appeal form and submit to the Hearing Office within 15 calendar days of the notice of action being appealed (or within 30 calendar days of an alleged Whistleblower Ordinance retaliation).

The Pre-hearing Statement form can be downloaded and completed or utilized to complete your own document that meets the requirements of the "Notice of Hearing and Pre-hearing Order" .

Search Hearing Office Decisions and Orders on Appeals By: 


Important: Complaints of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation may not be grieved using the process above because there is a separate process for these complaints. For more information, see Rule 15. You can also download the CSA Complaint Form.

How to File a Grievance

If you have a work-related issue which was not taken to or resolved through the open door policy or mediation, and you are a Career Service employee with a grievance as defined in Dispute Resolution Rule 18, Section 18-10C, you may prepare and complete all sections of the official CSA grievance form and file it with your Agency designee.

Contact Us

Career Service Hearing 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
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