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Effective Oct 1, 2023, OEA has introduced another option for filing Petitions for Appeal, Petitions for Review, and Answers to the Petition for Review.
In addition to filing these documents by mail or in person, they may now be filed by email at [email protected].

View New Rules for the Office of Employee Appeals.

File an Employee Appeal

A District government employee shall initiate an appeal by filing a petition for appeal with the Office of Employee Appeals.

Employee Appeals Process

  1. Employee Initiates Appeal
  2. OEA Serves Petition to Agency
  3. Agency Files Response
  4. Option for Mediation and Conciliation
  5. Appeal Settled, Dismissed, OR
  6. Administrative Judge Assigned
  7. Pre-hearing Conference Held
  8. Hearing Held
  9. Administrative Judge Issues Initial Decision
  10. Option to Appeal

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Mediation and Conciliation

OEA has established the Mediation and Conciliation Program to try to resolve appropriate cases through mediation and conciliation rather than litigation.

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955 L'Enfant Plaza, SW, Suite 2500, Washington, DC 20024
Phone: (202) 727-0004
Fax: (202) 727-5631
TTY: 711
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