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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 Examination  (Effective May 4, 2007, Rules 3 and 4 were revised and combined into a new Rule 3, "Selection." )

Rule 4: Certification   (Effective May 4, 2007, Rules 3 and 4 were revised and combined into a new Rule 3, "Selection." Decisions summarized under this section were decided under the former Rule 4.) 

Rule 5: Appointment and Status
5-42: How Status is Attained
5-61: Employees in Employment Probationary Status
5-62: Employees in Career Status
5-63: Employees in Promotional Probationary Status
5-64: Employees in Non-Career Status
5-84 A:  Disability Discrimination 

Rule 6:  Training and Organizational Development  
6-10:  Responsibility
6-20:  Mandatory Programs
Rule 7: Classification
Purpose Statement
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: Work Assignment Outside of Job Classification
9-62: Equipment Differential

Rule 10: Paid Leave

 10-10: Definitions 
         A: Leave 
         B: Immediate Family
10-15: Designees
10-21: Partial Leave Accruals
10-22: Situations Where Approval of PTO Use in not Required
10-23: All Other PTO Uses
10-30: Sick and Vacation Leave
10-31: Partial Leave Accruals
10-32: Limits on Vacation Leave Accumulation
10-34: Granting Vacation Leave
10-35: Bereavement Leave
10-41: Length of Service
10-42: Effect of Appointment to Another Career Service Position
10-43: Using Paid Leave
10-44: Reporting and Investigation of Sick Leave
10-45: Donated Leave
10-46: Effect of Separation on Leave Accrual
10-47: Effect of Re-Instatement and Re-employment on PTO and Sick Leave Balance
10-50: Paid Holiday Leave
10-51: Amount of Paid Holiday Leave Received
10-52: Observing Holidays
10-53: Eligibility for Paid Holiday Leave
10-54: Holiday Pay for Employees on Special Work Schedule 
     A: House may be deducted from employee’s administrative leave granted for exemplary performance, earned compensatory time, earned paid time off, or earned vacation leave; 
     B: The employee may work additional hours within the work week, or 
     C: The employee may take the house as unpaid leave
10-55: Compensation for Hours Worked in a Holiday Week
10-60: Other Paid Leave
10-61: Military Leave
10-62: Election Leave
10-63: Court Leave
10-64: Investigatory Leave


Rule 11: 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:  Disqualification, in general
14-22:  Grounds 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 Notice
14-51:    Voluntary Resignation

Rule 15: Code of Conduct
15-5:   Employee Conduct
15-31: Political Activities – Policy
15-60: Alcohol Policy
15-96: Representing Employees During Work Hours
15-100: Harassment and/or Discrimination
  • In General
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Political Affiliation
  • Pregnancy
  • Race
15-103: Action of Individual Experiencing Unlawful Harassment
15-104: Investigation
15-106: Retaliation Prohibited
15-110: Preventing Violence in the Workplace

Rule 16: Discipline and Dismissal

16-20: Purpose of discipline 
16-40: Pre-disciplinary notification and meeting
16-50: Progressive discipline
16-60: Discipline and Dismissal
16-60 A:  Neglect of Duty
16-60 B: Carelessness  
16-60 C:  Theft, destruction, or neglect in the use of City property; Theft 
16-60 D:  Unauthorized use or operation of City equipment
16-60 E and F: Dishonesty; and Misuse of official position; kickbacks.
16-60 J:   Failing to comply with lawful orders
16-60 K:  Failing to meet established standards of performance
16-60 L:   Failure to observe written regulations, policies, or rule
           includng decisions on Agency internal regulations
16-60 M: Threatening, fighting with, intimidating, or abusing employees or public
16-60 N:  Intimidation or Retaliation
16-60 O:  Failure to maintain satisfactory working relationships
16-60 P:  Conviction of or being charged with a crime  (with 16-61)
16-60 R:  Discrimination or harassment
16-60 S:  Unauthorized absence from work or abuse of sick leave or other types of leave...
16-60 T:  Reporting to work after the scheduled start time...
16-60 V:  Failure to use safety devices or failure to observe safety regulations 
16-60 X:  Divulging confidential or otherwise sensitive information
16-60 Y:  Conduct which violates the Rules, City Charter, Municipal Code,Executive Orders...
16-60 Z:  Conduct prejudicial to the good order and effectiveness ... 
16-72:   Form for Written Reprimand and Notices of Discipline
16-73 :   Disciplinary Action Following Pre-Disciplinary Meeting
Rule 18: Dispute Resolution
18-10 C: Grievance
18-40: Grievance Procedure
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, above.
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

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 ce

Departmental Orders

Sheriff's Department Rules, Policies, and Orders

Rule 200.2
Rule 200.4
Rule 200.9
Rule 200.13
Rule 200.15
Rule 300.10
Rule 300.17.1
Rule 300.17.3
Rule 300.19
Rule 300.21
Rule 400.5
Order 2440.1. G.
Order 2440.1. 3
Order 5011.1G
Uniform policy

Denver Human Services

Code of Ethics 
Communication, Language, and Behavior

  • Leadership and Management






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