Appeals FAQs

Is there a time limitation for filing an appeal?

Most appeals need to be filed within fifteen (15) calendar days after the date of notice of the action being appealed.  Appeals claiming a violation of the Whistleblower Ordinance need to be filed with the Hearing Office within thirty (30) calendar days of the alleged retaliatory adverse employment action.  

What if the fifteenth or thirtieth day falls on a weekend or holiday?

If the last day to file your appeal falls on a weekend or holiday, you have until the next business day to file your appeal.

Can I file my appeal by mail or by fax?

We do not recommend that you file your appeal by mail. If your appeal has not been received by the Hearing Office by the end of the last day for filing, the Hearing Officer does not have jurisdiction to consider your appeal.  Failure of the post office to deliver your appeal by the day it is due is not an excuse for filing a late appeal.

You may fax your appeal to the Hearing Office at 720-913-5995.  The Hearing Office also accepts appeal filings by email to

What do I need to file an appeal?

You must fill out an appeal form, which is available on this website and also at the Hearing Office.  If you are appealing a disciplinary action, you must also file a copy of the disciplinary letter with your appeal.  If you are appealing the results of a formal complaint or grievance, you must include a copy of your complaint or grievance and the Agency’s response.

Contact Us

OHR Employee Relations Unit
201 W. Colfax Ave., Dept 412
Denver, CO 80202

For general employee relations questions contact:
HR Supervisor, Employee Relations and Records
720 913-5671
Staff HR Professional
720 913-5654

For ADA questions contact:
ADA Coordinator
720 913-5620

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(720) 913-5710

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