Parties in cases set for hearing are extended an invitation for settlement. If a party wishes to participate in the settlement program, an administrative law judge (ALJ) who is not otherwise assigned as the hearing judge for the matter will be assigned as a settlement facilitator. Parties will be contacted to arrange and schedule settlement conferences. In accordance with Board Rule 8-12, parties must attempt to resolve an appeal before the hearing commences. If a party to an appeal makes such a request, the other party or parties must appear at least once in a conference and attempt in good faith to settle the matter.
The settlement process is private, confidential and privileged unless the information disclosed is required to be reported under specific law. Only the parties and their representatives can participate in settlement proceedings, which are closed to any other person. The settlement facilitator may permit a third party to attend the settlement conference if notified in advance of the conference.
Please refer to Board Rules 8-12 through 8-18 for further details about the State Personnel Board settlement process. Current Board Rules are available on the this site's HOME page on the drop down menu under "Board Rules".
For additional information you can click on Settlement Program Questions and Answers.
To request a settlement conference, please call the Board at 303-866-3300 and press #1 for assistance.