Representing Yourself

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE AN ATTORNEY TO REPRESENT YOU, please review the following information in order to be better prepared to represent yourself in your appeal:

1)  Read the Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form Instructions and complete the Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form.  

2)  Be familiar with other required forms. Visit the Forms section on the HOME page and review templates for commonly used forms and the Board Rules that govern each filing process.

3)  Review Board Rules on the HOME page drop down menu. Especially important information is in Chapter 8 "Dispute Resolution" regarding rules and procedures that apply to your appeal.  

4)  Study the following guidelines: Representing Yourself at the State Personnel Board and the summary of the appeal process in Representing Yourself at Hearing

5) You may ask Board staff procedural questions by calling 303-866-3300. Staff cannot provide legal advice.

6) Research prior cases which may be similar to yours in the section titled Initial Decisions located on the drop down menu on the HOME page.


For information on free legal service or how to find an attorney, you can refer to the Colorado Bar Association at The Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyer's Association (PELA) has additional legal resources at  Click on "I am looking for a lawyer."  You may also obtain assistance and information through Colorado WINS at  


THE STATE PERSONNEL BOARD IS LOCATED AT 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, Colorado 80203.