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OAC Remains Open - Telephone Hearings, COVID-19 Update

DENVER - Mar. 24, 2020 - The OAC remains open and continues to conduct workers’ compensation hearings. 

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic state of emergency and Mayor Hancock's order concerning the City and County of Denver, all workers' compensation hearings scheduled to be held in person at the Office of Administrative Courts (Denver, Colorado Springs, and Grand Junction) shall be conducted solely by telephone, beginning on March 25, 2020 and for the near future.  

State Capitol Closed to Public Indefinitely

DENVER - March 18, 2020 - The Colorado state capitol will be closed to the public indefinitely.

In order to adhere to social distancing guidelines from the Colorado Department of Public Health &, Environment and the Center for Disease Control, the capitol building will remain closed to the public until further notice.Staff and members of the media will continue to be allowed in the building at this time.

State Government Travel Guidance

Date: 3/16/2020

For agencies under the purview of the Governor the following applies. We encourage others to adopt similar measures. As we continue to tackle the challenges of limiting the spread of the COVID-19 virus it is important that State government lead by example and do everything it can to maximize the effects of social distancing in its day-to-day operations.

  1. State government employee travel for all agencies has been limited effective immediately due to the current COVID-19 virus efforts.

Division of Human Resources Emergency Rulemaking

The Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration, Division of Human Resources has issued emergency administrative procedures regarding the Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapters 3 and 5 pursuant to Governor Polis issuing Executive Order 2020 003 regarding the COVID-19 virus.

The Emergency Administrative Procedures are effective March 13, 2020

Please note that emergency administrative procedures expire in 120 days.

Emergency Administrative Procedures

2019 State of Colorado Employee Engagement Survey Results

The 2019 Employee Engagement Survey asked state employees to provide their candid opinions on important workforce characteristics to gain a clear understanding of our current state as an employer. We know that highly engaged teams are passionate about their work, accomplish more than other groups, and consistently deliver the best business outcomes. Results from the survey will be used to help the State of Colorado move in the direction of creating a better place to work for all employees and becoming an Employer of Choice.

Division of Human Resources Rulemaking

A hearing will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 1525 Sherman Street, Room 104 (First Floor) Denver, Colorado 80203.

 

The general purpose of this hearing is to modify Chapters 1, 3, 5,9, 10 & 11 of the Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures.

For full information on the Basis & Purpose of the hearing click on the Basis & Purpose link below.

For full information on the hearing, how to comment on the proposed changes, or for special accommodations to participate in the hearing please click on the Notice link below.

Division of Human Resources Rulemaking

A hearing will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 1525 Sherman Street, Room 104 (First Floor) Denver, Colorado 80203.

The general purpose of this hearing is to modify Chapters 3, 5 & 9 of the Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures.

For full information on the Basis & Purpose of the hearing click on the Basis & Purpose link below.

For full information on the hearing, how to comment on the proposed changes, or for special accommodations to participate in the hearing please click on the Notice link below.

Office of Administrative Courts Permanent Rulemaking

The Office of Administrative Courts (OAC) in the Department of Personnel &, Administration is Colorado's centralized administrative court system with authority to decide disputes regarding workers' compensation, human services, licensing, and a variety of other cases. OAC conducts administrative hearings for a number of state agencies, including the Division of Workers' Compensation.