Contact Us

Division of Labor Standards and Statistics

633 17th Street, Suite 600
Denver, CO 80202-3660

Labor Standards
Administers laws and regulations governing payment of wages, minimum wage, youth employment, certain union issues and grievances, and employment-related immigration laws.

Labor Market Information & Labor Statistics
Produces official job market statistics for Colorado. The LMI Section does not place people in jobs, but rather provides easy to use information about jobs. For example, reports and web sites on new jobs, unemployed persons, job vacancies, and wages all come from LMI.

Labor Standards Call Center:

Labor Standards Fax:

Labor Standards Email

Labor Market Information Phone

Labor Market Information Fax

Labor Market Information Email

Employment & Training


Federal Bonding Program
Kerri Owen 303-318-8961

Foreign Labor Certification
Kerri Owen 303-318-8961

Job Search/Post Jobs/Work Registration

Layoff Assistance, Early Intervention
Karen Hoopes, 303-318-8839

Online Job Posting/Employee Recruiting
Kathie Stenzel, 303-318-8819

Summer Job Hunt
Steve Wright, 303-318-8237

Trade Adjustment Act (TAA)
Melissa Pratt, 303-318-8841
melissa.pratt @state.co.us

Trade Readjustment Allowances
John Manner, 303-318-8842

Workforce Centers
Please contact the individual Workforce Center.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit
Kerri Owen, 303-318-8961

Executive Director's Office

633 17th Street, Suite 1200
Denver, CO 80202


Government, Policy and Public Relations


633 17th Street, Suite 1200
Denver, CO 80202-3660
Fax (303) 318-8070

Human Resources

633 17th Street, Suite 1200
Denver, CO 80202-3660

(303) 318-8200

Industrial Claims Appeals Office

Reviews both unemployment compensation decisions issued by Hearing Officers, and workers' compensation decisions issued by Administrative Law Judges (ALJs).

Industrial Claim Appeals Office (ICAO)
P.O. Box 18291
Denver, CO 80218-0291

Fax: 303-318-8139

Oil and Public Safety

Protects the users of petroleum products, users of explosives, boiler and conveyance owners and amusement ride and device patrons in the areas of safety, product quality, accurate measurement and safe building design. Also protects all citizens from damages to public health and the environment caused by leaking petroleum storage tanks.

Oil and Public Safety (OPS)
633 17th Street, Suite 500
Denver, CO 80202-3660

Contact Phone and Hours:
8AM to 5PM
Monday - Friday

Public Employee Social Security

Provides direct program services to Colorado's more than 3,400 state and local (public) employers regarding their obligations associated with Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes, Social Security and Medicare coverage and benefits, and public pension system requirements.

Colorado Public Employees' Social Security Program (PESS)
633 17th Street, Suite 700
Denver, CO 80202-3660

Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Do you need help filing an unemployment claim but cannot get through to the call center? Please complete this request for a return call. We will contact you in the next five business days at the phone number you provide.

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
633 17th Street, Suite 201
Denver, CO 80202-3660
Phone: 303-318-8000

Contact Unemployment Insurance File a Claim

File an Unemployment Claim
If you had $2,500 or more in W-2 wages in the last 18 months and are unemployed or working reduced hours, file a regular unemployment claim.

Call Center Hours
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Denver Metro: 303-318-9000 or Toll-Free: 1-800-388-5515
Spanish Denver Metro: 303-318-9333 or Toll-Free: 1-866-422-0402
Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TTD) Denver Metro: 303-318-9016 or Toll Free: 1-800-894-7730

Request Payment Every Week
Online: MyUI+ after you have a claim)
By Phone: Denver Metro 303-813-2800 or Toll-Free 888-550-2800

Unemployment Insurance Integrity

Detects employer and claimant fraud, establishes and collect overpayments, conduct employer audits, collect delinquent tax reports and taxes due, and conduct quality reviews of benefit payments for the citizens and employers of Colorado to ensure compliance with unemployment laws and regulations.

Benefit Payment Control
303-318-9035 Toll Free 1-877-464-4622
Tips and Leads: 303-318-9035

303-318-9100 Toll Free: 1-800-480-8299


Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Unemployment Insurance Integrity
Benefit Accuracy Measurement

P.O. Box 8789
Denver, CO 80201-8789

Workers' Compensation

Enables injured workers, employers, insurance carriers and self-insured employers to comply with the statutory requirements of the Workers' Compensation Act. Encourages safety on the job and containment of costs, and when injuries occur, understandable, fair, useful and efficient processes of resolution at a reasonable cost.

Workers' Compensation
633 17th Street, Suite 400
Denver, CO 80202

Fax: 303-318-8710
Toll Free (888) 390-7936

Claims Management: 303-318-8041
Communications: 303-318-8679
Coverage Enforcement: 303-318-8640
Customer Service: 303-318-8700
Director's Office: 303-318-8014
Document Entry: 303-318-8713
Independent Medical Exams: 303-318-8655
Industrial Claim Appeals Office (ICAO): 303-318-8131
Insurance Compliance/Self-Insurance: 303-318-8617
Medical Cost Containment: 303-318-8755
Pre-hearing Conference Unit: 303-318-8600
Premium Cost Containment: 303-318-8644
Provider Education: 303-318-8754
Records: 303-318-8702
Research and Statistics: 303-318-8670
Special Funds: 303-318-8786
Technical Operations: 303-318-8795
Utilization Review: 303-318-8769
Office of Administrative Courts: 303-866-2000