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Below is a list of Career Service Rules and sections of the Denver Revised Municipal Code that have been discussed in decisions issued by  the  Hearing Office. Click on any of the highlighted rules to be redirected to the summaries for decisions pertaining to the rule or code section.

Rule 3:  Recruitment and Selection 
3-25:  Responsibilities in the Recruitment and Selection Process (former 3-15)
3-40B:  Pre-Employment Assessments and Tests (former 3-30)  
Former 3-41 moved to 14-57:  Re-Instatement

Rule 5:  Appointments and Status
5-22:  Duration
5-30:  Employee Status
5-32:  On-call Status
5-34:  Employment Probationary Status (former 5-63)

Rule 7:  Classification and Compensation 
Purpose Statement
7-10:  Definitions
7-20:  Classification and Pay Plan
7-31:  Establishment of Positions and Assignment of Duties
7-34:  Audits
7-37:  Effective Dates
7-40:  Requests for Administrative Review

Rule 9:  Pay Administration
9-31:  Promotion and Re-Promotion
9-33:  Demotion
9-40:  On-Call Employees
9-50:  Differential and Pay Practices
9-52:  Equipment Differential  

Rule 10:  Paid Leave
10-63:  Observation of Holiday (former 10-52)

Rule 11:  Unpaid Leave
11-32:  Sick Leave Policy
11-36:  Reporting and Investigation of Sick Leave
11-81:  Leave Without Pay Policy
11-151:  When Leave Under the Family & Medical Leave Act May be Used
11-152:  Eligibility for FMLA Leave
11-153:  Requesting FMLA Leave
11-154:  Use of FMLA Leave

Rule 13:  Pay for Performance

13-10:  Definitions
13-20:  Performance Enhancement Program
13-30:  PEP Process
13-50:  Grievances and Appeals Relating to PEPRs
13-60:  Eligibility for Merit Increases and Merit Payments
13-61:  Merit Date

Rule 14:  Separation Other Than Dismissal  
14-21:  Grounds for Disqualification
14-22:  Procedure for Disqualification
14-23:  Disqualification Procedure
14-31:  Termination During Employment Probationary Status - Basis
14-40:  Lay-off
14-42:  Order of Lay-off
14-45:  Actions in Lieu of Lay-off
14-46a:  Lay-off Planning
14-46c:  Thirty-day Notices
14-51:  Retirement  
14-57:  Re-instatement List (former 3-41)

Rule 16:  Code of Conduct and Discipline

16-10:  Service of Written Notice and Computation of Time
16-15:  Delegation of Authority [Former 16-70]
16:20:  Code of Conduct
16:22:  Harassment and Discrimination 
16:23:  Retaliation Prohibited 
16:26:  Political Activities 
16-29 A:  Neglect of Duty or Carelessness in Performance of Duies [Former 16-60 A & B]
16-29 B:  Theft, destruction, or neglect in the use of City property; Theft [Former 16-60 C]
16-29 C:  Unauthorized use or operation of City equipment [Former 16-60 D]
16-29 D:  Dishonesty [Former 16-60 E]
16-29 E:  Accepting, soliciting, or making a bribe, or using official position or authority for personal profit or advantage, including kickbacks [Former 16-60 F]
16-29 F:  Failing to comply with lawful orders [Former 16-60 J]
16-29 G:  Failing to meet established standards of performance [Former 16-60 K]
16-29 H:  Intimidation or Retaliation [Former 16-60 N]
16-29 I:  Failure to maintain satisfactory working relationships [Former 16-60 O]
16-29 J:  Being charged with or convicted of a crime, or entering a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to a crime. [Former 16-61]
16-29 K:  Failure to report charges of, pleas to, or convictions of crimes are required by this Rule 16 [Former 16-61]
16-29 L:  Discrimination or Harassment (Former 16-60 R)16-29 M: Threatening, fighting with, intimidating, or abusing employees or public [Former 16-60 R]
16-29 M:  Unauthorized absence from work; or abuse of paid time off, sick leave, or other types of leave; or violation of any rules relating to any forms of leave [Former 16-60 S]
16-29 N:  Reporting to work after the scheduled start time [Former 16-60 T]
16-29 O:  Failure to use safety devices or failure to observe safety regulations [Former 16-60 V]
16-29 P:  Engaging in a strike, sabotage, or work slowdown
16-29 Q:  Divulging confidential or otherwise sensative information to unauthorized individuals [Former 16-60 X]
16-29 R:  Failure to observe written regulations, policies, or rules including decisions on Agency internal regulations [Former 16-60 L & Y]
16-29 S:  Refusal to cooperate, including refusing to provide requested information and materials relevant to the investigation
16-29 T:  Conduct prejudicial to the good order and effectiveness [Former 16-60 Z]
16-30:  Investigatory Leave with Pay 
16-42:  Progressive Discipline [former 16-50]
16-43:  Form for Written Reprimand
16-45:  Procedure for Dismissal 
16-46:  Contemplation of Discipline [Former 16-40]
16-48:  Discipinary Action Following Pre-Disciplinary Meeting 
16-60:  Discipline and Dismissal 

Rule 18:  Dispute Resolution
18-10 C:  Grievance
18-40:  Investigations 
18-40 E:  Filing with the Career Service Hearing Office

Rule 19:  Appeals
19-10:  Actions Subject to Appeal
19-10 A.1:  Direct Appeals
19-10 A.2.a:  Discrimination, Harassment, or Retaliation (See also decisions under CSR §§ 15-100 to 15-106) 
19-10 A.2.b:  Grievance
19-10 A.2.b.v:  Written Reprimand
19-10 A.2.c:
  Grievance of PEPR (See also decisions under CSR Rule 13)
19-10 B:  Appeal if Employee Does Not Hold Career Status
19-20:  Filing of Appeal (Time Limitations and Form of Appeal)
19-30:  Hearing Officers
19-45:  Discovery and Subpoenas
19-55:  Decision of the Hearing Officer
19-60:  Petition for Review to the Board of a Hearing Officer's Decision
19-65:  Petition for Review to the Board - Briefs

Rule 20:  Disciplinary Appeals to the Career Service Hearing Office Filed by Deputy Sheriffs
21-21:  Grounds for Petition for Review [Formerly 19-61]

Denver Revised Municipal Code (DRMC)
City Council Bill 44 (2009)
Code of Ethics
Whistleblower Protection Ordinance, § 2-106 et seq.
Section 1.2.1
Section 9.1.1

Executive Orders

Executive Order 16 – Use of Internet
Executive Order 94 - Drug and alcohol policy
Executive Order 112 - Violence in the Workpla

Departmental Orders
Sheriff's Department Rules, Policies, and Orders
Rule 100.7 No Uniform Off Duty  
Ruie 200.2 Use of Force Reporting 
Rule 200.4.1 Misleading or Inaccurate Statements 
Rule 200.4.2 Commission of a Deceptive Act 
Rule 200.9 Full Attention to Duties 
Rule 200.10 Use of City Equipment 
Rule 200.13 Disobey Lawful Order 
Rule 200.15.1 Respect for Fellow Deputies & Employees
Rule 200.19 Performance of Duties
Rule 300.1  Enforcing Criminal Statutes 
Rule 300.2 Soliciting Preferential Treatment
Rule 300.10.1 Immoral Conduct
Rule 300.17.1 Fraternization With Prisoner
Rule 300.17.3 Reporting Prohibited Associations
Rule 300.19  Disobedience of Rule
Rule 300.20 Requirement to Obey Laws, Department Rules & Regulations & Order During Pending Appeal
Rule 300.22 Inappropriate Force
Rule 300.23 Intimidation of Persons
Rule 400.5 Harassment of Prisoners
Rule 400.6 Abuse of Prisoners
Rule 1100.4 Relationships With Other Employees
DO 2420.1  Sexual Harassment 
DO 2440.1  Human Relations/Code of Ethics & Standard of Conduct
DO 2700.1  Uniform Policy
DO 2730.1  Medical Examinations for Officers & Employees 
DO 5011.1  Use of Force 

Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure
C.R.C.P. 106 Standard of Review 

Denver Human Services
Code of Ethics
Communication, Language, and Behavior
Leadership and Management

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