Employment Appeal Board

The three-member Employment Appeal Board is appointed by the Governor and serves as the final administrative law forum for state and federal unemployment benefit appeals. The Board also hears appeals of rulings of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and rulings of the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS). The three members of the Board are appointed to represent employers, employees and the general public.

In addition to unemployment cases, the Board hears appeals involving peace officer issues and contractor registration requirements. The Board receives 96 percent of its funding from the federal government based on the number of appeals heard and the time taken to render a decision.

Board Members:

Kim D. Schmett

Board Chair

Ashley Koopmans

Board Member

James Strohman

Board Member

(515) 281-3638

Administrative Rules for the Employment Appeal Board
[Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 486]
Chapter 1, Organization
Chapter 2, General Rules of Procedure
Chapter 3, Unemployment Insurance Appeals
Chapter 4, Rules of Procedure for OSHA Appeals
Chapter 5, Personnel Appeals
Chapter 6, Peace Officers and Capitol Security Appeals
Chapter 7, Construction Contractor Registration Appeals
Chapter 8, Public Records and Fair Information Practices
Chapter 9, IPERS Appeals

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To contact us:

Lucas State Office Building

321 East 12th Street

Des Moines, IA 50319-0083

Phone: 515-281-7102

Fax: 515-242-6863


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