Labor & Employment

CDLE’s vision is quality and excellence in all we do, which means fulfilling our mission while providing an exceptional customer experience by: 

- Consistently delivering exceptional service

- Building and strengthening stakeholder relationships

- Continuously improving processes

- Implementing optimal technology solutions, and

- Embracing a culture of engagement and accountability

The mission of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) is to protect and promote the integrity and vitality of Colorado’s employment environment. This statement encompasses every function of the Department as we serve Colorado’ employers and workers to help our state thrive
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) includes five main divisions – Workers’ Compensation, Employment and Training, Oil and Public Safety, Labor and Unemployment Insurance – which serve Colorado’s workers and businesses through administrative, support and regulatory services. The Department is serving Colorado by:

 •           ensuring fair labor practices,

•           helping businesses recruit employees,

•           presenting an up-to-date and accurate picture of the economy,

•           protecting our communities with a variety of consumer protection and safety programs,

•          ensuring benefits to injured workers, and

•           contributing to a stable economy by providing temporary wage replacement

Our mission at CDLE is to protect and promote the integrity and vitality of Colorado's employment environment. We have more than 1,000 employees advancing this mission through services to businesses and workers across Colorado. In good economies and bad, we are serving our customers to help our state’s workforce thrive, compete and succeed while supporting our business community with resources and information to help them save valuable time and money. We have divisions that are internationally renowned for their policy setting and serve as models for other states. We have programs that are engaging stakeholders in innovative ways and others that are pursuing new partnerships to maximize service.  More details on our programs may be found in our FY 2015-16 Performance Plan.

Performance Plans