Unemployment Insurance Services Division


In-person Hearing Schedule For Calendar Year 2014

During 2014, Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) will visit in-person hearing sites outside of Davenport, Des Moines, and Council Bluffs, according to the schedule below. This will help to minimize our travel costs, maximize our productivity, and it will let the participating parties know well in advance when IWD will be visiting the various hearing sites in Iowa.

State law allows the participating parties, not IWD or the administrative law judge, to choose if a hearing is to be conducted by telephone or in person, unless the distance between the parties makes an in-person hearing impractical. Telephone hearings have been both parties’ primary choice. Last year 95 percent of IWD hearings were conducted by telephone. Most of the in person hearings were held in Davenport, Des Moines, and Council Bluffs, which are communities in or near where administrative law judges are stationed. A small percent of hearings were scheduled for the remaining 12 in-person hearing sites. To meet the vast majority of the participating parties’ needs, it is beneficial for everyone when IWD can maximize the amount of time available for telephone hearings.

Providing the schedule here gives both parties several months, rather than two weeks, notice for when we will be coming to your hearing site. You will know when to be ready and available for a hearing. You also will be able to make a more informed choice of whether a hearing by telephone or in person best meets your needs.

    Unemployment Insurance In-Person Contested Case
    Hearings Schedule 2014:

    3/3 – 3/7
    6/16 – 6/20
    11/3 – 11/7
    Ottumwa /Burlington
    3/24 – 3/28
    7/21 – 7/25
    11/17 – 11/21
    Cedar Rapids
    1/21 – 1/24
    5/12 – 5/16
    8/11 – 8/15
    12/1 – 12/5
    Spencer/Sioux City
    1/13 – 1/17
    5/19 – 5/23
    9/22 – 9/26
    2/24 – 2/28
    6/23 – 6/27
    10/20 – 10/24
    1/27 – 1/31
    6/9 – 6/13
    10/13 – 10/17
    Fort Dodge/Mason City
    3/17 – 3/21
    7/14 – 7/18
    10/27 – 10/31

In-person hearings in Davenport, Des Moines, and Council Bluffs will be scheduled as promptly as possible after the appeals are received.