All new employees are required to take the following training courses, held in the Webb Municipal Building. Log in to your Denver Employee City University (CityU)
account for exact dates, times, and room numbers. During your first 30 days you may access the Benefits video
to learn more about your benefit options.
New Employee Orientation (NEO) is offered on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month. This and the additional courses listed below must be completed within the first six months of employment, before the end of your probation period.
New Employee Orientation (NEO)
Research reveals that after selection, orientation is the single most critical step toward ensuring success of new hires. This half-day session integrates new employees into the organization by welcoming them to the City and County of Denver
and introducing public sector employment and service.
- Organizational goals and values
- Future initiatives
- CS Rules
In addition, new employees receive detailed information concerning benefits, training, employee relations, performance appraisal, compensation, employee recognition, career development, promotion, transfer and other career management opportunities. New employees leave NEO knowing that they have every opportunity to make an impact on this community, internally and externally.
Ethics and Public Accountability
With ethics and integrity, every organization has to define its own criteria for success. Attend this session to learn about the City’s Code of Ethics outlines for employees regarding conflict of interest, acceptance of gifts and employment outside the City; conditions under which a citizen may file a complaint regarding perceived unethical behavior by a City employee; and resources available when an employee has a question regarding how to handle an ethical decision.
The Respectful Workplace
Employees of the City & County of Denver have a right to a workplace free of harassment and discrimination under the law. It is important to understand what constitutes workplace harassment and discrimination and what to do if an incident occurs. It is equally important to understand that not all offensive behavior constitutes unlawful workplace harassment and/or discrimination.
New Supervisor Training
In addition to the courses listed above, supervisors are required to attend these additional courses. Log in to your CityU
account for exact dates, times, and room numbers.
SS2: CS Rules, Sexual Harassment, and Employment Law
Every supervisor or manager needs to understand the fundamental mandates that guide the employer/employee relationship. This workshop provides hands-on exercises to explore the CS Rules, examine several critical rules in depth, and address key issues covered by federal law. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how such regulations relate to principles of effective management, and how their management practices impact the organization and its employees.
SS6: Effective Counseling and Discipline
As a supervisor you know that there are effective and proactive approaches you can use to manage the performance of your staff. Even in the midst of good performance management, however, there may be times when you need to understand and navigate the complex waters of the disciplinary process. This course provides an overview of solid performance management principles, then explains the processes and procedures you must follow when using the formal disciplinary process.
SS5: PEP Workshop
Any performance evaluation system is effective only to the extent that it is understood and used properly. This practical workshop will teach participants how to use the Performance Evaluation Program (PEP) and ePerformance effectively.
How to Enroll
Employees can self-enroll for classes through CityU:
Training questions? Call 720-913-5628 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.