Aug. 9, 2021
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Have an upcoming vacation outside of the United States? It’s critical that you do not log in to your email or access any state systems while you are outside of the country. Logging into any state systems can present a significant security risk. Not to mention the biggest issue, you are on vacation! Enjoy your time off and do not work.

If you must travel internationally to conduct official State business, the CDHS Executive Director, CDHS HR Director, the State’s Chief Information Security Officer, and the State Personnel Director must approve the travel. Any requests for international travel for State business should go through any office clearance processes prior to the request being sent to the CDHS HR Director and Executive Director for their review and approval. 


CorVel is the new workers’ compensation administrator for the State of Colorado, effective July 1, 2021. CorVel brings us a new feature for injured employees to obtain guidance from a Registered Nurse for direction on medical care for work related injuries through the 24/7 Nurse Triage Line. Employees and supervisors may call a nurse 24 hours a day to discuss workers’ compensation medical care for a new injury.

To speak live with a Registered Nurse regarding medical care for a work related injury, please call the 24/7 Nurse Triage Line at (855) 542-4064.

Employees are still required to utilize the IOJ desktop icon to report a claim. After filing the claim through the desktop icon, the employee should also call the Nurse Triage Line for direction and guidance on medical care.

Benefits of the new features with Corvel:

  • Employees speak live to a nurse on the 24/7 line.
  • Using the 24/7 nurse line, the claims will be reported the same day. 
  • Corvel has seen a reduction in the length of a claim when the nurse line is utilized.

If you have any questions regarding this new process, please reach out to us at


Administrative Solutions (AS) will announce its Employee of the Quarter at its next quarterly forum on Aug. 24. Employees are nominated by their peers for exemplifying the AS pillars of excellence — customer service, competence and professionalism — as well as having a positive impact on CDHS programs and/or customers, and consistently going above and beyond in their work.

Today is the last day to submit nominations, so take a few minutes to recognize your outstanding coworkers! To nominate someone from Audit; Business, Innovation, Technology and Security (BITS); Communications; the AS Director's Office; Facilities Management; Human Resources; Leadership and Organizational Development; Legal Affairs or Performance Management, click here.

Quarterly Mandatory Training

It’s that time again! 2021 Third Quarter Training has been assigned, and is now on your transcript. This required training is due by Oct. 31. As a reminder, Second Quarter training is now past due. Approximately 3,938, or 79%, of CDHS employees have completed their 2021 Second Quarter Mandatory Training.  If you have not had a chance to complete this requirement, please do so. 

Click here to complete this required training!

Personnel Board Rule Chapter 6 - Wrap Up 

Human Resources has completed our informational training sessions for the recent changes to State Personnel Board Rules for Chapter 6. We would like to thank the more than two hundred employees, supervisors, and managers that attended and contributed to the sessions' success. 

In an effort to sustain and continue our support for you regarding these changes, we have provided:
Please join us for future rule change informational sessions.

Workforce Resilience Committee

Interested in bringing wellness to the workplace? The Workforce Resilience Committee is recruiting new members! Email Brittany Diamond at for more information.

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Technology Tip
Computer ordering

Throughout CDHS, there are staff who are designated as CDHS HP Lease Liaisons. The HP Lease Liaisons are the record keepers of the computer inventory and ordering of equipment for their program areas. They are your program's main point of contact for all computer related needs. 

  • Find the CDHS HP Lease Liaison directory here.
  • Interested in learning more about the responsibilities and processes for CDHS HP Lease Liaisons? Click here. 

--Tamar Excell, reigning CDHS "Techcellent Tipster"
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Kudos to our Staff who are Keeping the Lights On

Mike Atencio, Material Handler III

I'm reaching out to let you all know how wonderful Mike has been with helping me get the Badge Buddies and stickers divided up and delivered to our facilities! 

I dropped the project on him out of the blue with very little direction and he made it happen quickly, kept me updated and communicated throughout, and made necessary and helpful decisions to work around issues with missing badges and stickers.

So, point being, thank you, Mike! You've been extremely helpful with this project.

--Val Henderson, Administrative Solutions

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