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Appeal Rights

As with all processes within the Colorado State Personnel system, you have certain appeal rights. Under Colorado State Statute and State Personnel Procedures, Chapter 8, you have the right to appeal any step of the selection process if you find the action taken is arbitrary, capricious or contrary to rule or law.


If an informal application rejection resolution is unsuccessful, you may file an appeal request within 10 calendar days from the receipt of the notice informing you of the action. If you believe the content of an examination was arbitrary, capricious or contrary to rule or law (scores and ranks are not considered as conduct or content), your appeal must be in writing and received no later than 10 calendar days from the date the examination was administered.


Utilizing the Colorado State Personnel Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form, send appeals to the appropriate address as indicated on the Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form. The above 10-day deadline and appeal procedures apply, as well, to all charges of discrimination.