Skip navigation

Career Service Board

The Career Service (CS) 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. The Board selects the Office of Human Resources Executive Director and also appoints CS Hearings Officers. View the CS Board Agendas and Minutes below.

The Office of Human Resources Executive Director is Karen Niparko.

Current Career Service Board members:
  • Karen DuWaldt, Esq. (Co-Chair)
  • Neil Peck, Esq. (Co-Chair)
  • Patricia Barela Rivera
  • David Hayes
  • LaNee Reynolds

View the Career Service Rules.

Career Service Board Meeting Calendar

Search Events


Stay Informed 

Stay informed about jobs and other issues. Sign up for our emails about:

Contact Us

For questions or more information about the Career Service Board, please contact:
George Branchaud
720.913.5720 Fax

To file an interlocutory appeal or a petition for review of a Hearing Officer’s decision, pursuant to Career Service Rule 21, please send the filing to the Career Service Board at

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