Where are the Board Offices located?  THE STATE PERSONNEL BOARD IS LOCATED AT 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, Colorado 80203.
Does my appeal have to be on a specific form?  Yes.  In accordance with Board Rule 8-38, the Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form is required for all appeals and is available on the SPB and DPA websites as well as at the SPB offices at 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor.
Do I have to have an attorney in order to file an appeal with the Board?  No, you do not have to have an attorney representing you when filing an appeal. You may choose to self represent, which is referred to as being pro se. Information is available on this site to assist you if you are self representing. You may retain legal counsel at any time during your appeals process.
What are the timelines on the grievance process?  To initiate the grievance process, the employee notifies his/her supervisor or second level supervisor, and an informal discussion will be held to attempt to resolve the grievance.  The employee shall be informed in writing of the decision within 7 days after the discussion.  The employee has 5 days after receipt of the informal decision to initiate the formal grievance process.  After a formal discussion, the employee shall be informed in writing of the decision within 7 days after the discussion.  The process is deemed completed upon issuance of a final department decision, which must be in writing and issued within 30 days of the initiation of the written grievance process.  The employee shall be informed in writing of the decision within 7 days after the discussion and if not satisfied, the employee may file an appeal with the Board within 10 days.

 What is the process for filing a Whistleblower Claim?  An employee who seeks to have an allegation of retaliation for disclosure of information reviewed by the Board must file a complaint with the Board using the Whistleblower Complaint form.  The department's response to the complaint must be filed within 45 days after the date the complaint was filed with the Board.  If the employee does not have a consititional or statutory right to a hearing, the case will be subject to the discretionary review process.  

What is a commencement hearing?  At a commencement hearing, the parties present an opening statement, factual stipulations (facts that the parties agree upon), and stipulated exhibits (exhibits that the parties agree upon).  Commencements may be conducted by phone with the parties. Dates for a hearing may also be selected by the parties during the commencement.
What is the difference between an information sheet and a prehearing statement?  Information sheets are submitted in order for the judge to make a recommendation to grant or deny a hearing. They contain the facts the party is prepared to prove if a hearing is granted, legal argument, witnesses, exhibits and remedy or relief sought. Pre-hearing statements are submitted before a hearing to lay out one’s case and contain a statement of claims and defenses, undisputed facts, disputed issues of fact, points of law, witnesses, exhibits and stiputlations of fact reached by the parties.
If I submit an information sheet and am granted a hearing, do I have to submit my evidence all over again in my prehearing statement?  Yes, the prehearing statement must be as thorough as possible in order to lay out your case for hearing.
What happens if I don't submit something on time or I don't submit it at all? If you fail to submit required information in a timely manner your case may be dismissed. You must pay attention to filing deadlines and if you need more time, you must make a request for an extesnion of time before the deadline passes.
Do I have to attend a hearing in person if I am the Complainant?  Yes. You may also be accompanied by a representative of your choosing that can be a family member, attorney or other type of advocate.