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•The Hearing Officer failed to give sufficient weight to certain evidence introduced at the hearing.
•The Hearing Officer improperly ruled against requests you made during the hearing.
•The decision is not supported by the facts.
•The decision is incorrect as a matter of law.
•Other issues you may have with the decision or how the hearing was conducted.
If there are specific portions of the hearing recording that support your position, be sure to refer to them in your statement. A written argument is NOT an invitation to submit "new" evidence that was not presented at the hearing. It is your opportunity to present statements based on the evidence reflected in the hearing that point out the factors the Panel should consider in making their decision. In other words, this is your chance to say why you feel the Hearing Officer's decision should be changed or should stay the way it is.
An employer disagrees with the Hearing Officer's decision in a particular claimant's case, and timely submits an appeal to the Panel. A "Notice of Appeal and Opportunity to File Brief" is sent to both parties, along with a copy of the hearing recording. The claimant is also sent a copy of the employer's appeal letter and both parties then have an opportunity to file a brief. If the employer files a brief, the claimant will be sent a copy of the employer's brief, and will be notified if the Panel will allow a response brief. If the employer does not file a brief, and the claimant failed to file a brief during the initial briefing period, the claimant would have no other opportunities to file a brief.
If you cannot afford the cost of the transcript, the Application for Transcript Fee Waiver Form must be included with your request for a transcript. The transcript fee may be waived in cases of indigency. To apply for a waiver, please complete the following application:
Application for Transcript Fee Waiver
You will receive a written response to your application.
The Court has a number of specific procedures you must follow if you wish to file an appeal, and a specific form for appeals of Unemployment Insurance cases. You may access that form on the ICAO Forms and Publications web page by clicking here. For more information regarding the Court procedures online click Colorado Court of Appeals Forms. If you have questions about how to file an appeal with the Court of Appeals, you may contact the Court at (720) 625-5150. The Court also has an online document available to assist you.
Colorado Court of Appeals ICAO Appellate Checklist (PDF)
The CESA and the regulations are also available online:
Colorado Employment Security Act (Statutes)
Regulations Concerning Employment Security