Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation Hearing and Mediation Schedule

To see hearings that have been scheduled and the available time slots for hearings, follow the instructions below.  (You cannot change the information shown on the schedule.)

Before contacting the Workers' Compensation Division to schedule a hearing, please make sure all parties have agreed to the hearing date.

1.  Click on the following link Hearing Schedule

2.  Then click on "By Venue" on the left side of the page and a list of venues where cases are heard will appear. 

3.  Click on the blue triangle by the venue of your case and a list of scheduled cases will appear arranged in order of the hearing date. 

If there is a date in blue, that date is available for scheduling.  (Except for holidays and DWC staff meeting days)  Occasionally parties in different cases may request the same hearing date.  The party that first requested the date is given preference.

Parties wishing to schedule cases in all venues except Des Moines, will need to choose a backup hearing date first.  The backup date shall be within twelve (12) months of the petition file date.  Then the parties need to pick a primary date at least four (4) weeks after the backup hearing date.

4.  Scroll to the date of your assignment to find your case and its status as primary or backup.  The name of defense counsel is also shown.

5.  Click on the name of defense counsel for any case and the names of the parties, file number, claimant's counsel, and the presiding deputy will appear, if a deputy has been assigned.

All parties who wish to schedule a hearing should send the request to: dwc.hearing@iwd.iowa.gov. Please include the following information in the request:

  • file number
  • names of all parties' involved
  • date
  • time
  • venue

Because of the time it takes to enter and upload data, changes will not appear immediately.  The information you see is updated approximately once per hour.

Rescheduling of Hearings and Mediations

Please use the Hearing Schedule when the rescheduling of a hearing or mediation becomes necessary. Please review the open timeslots with opposing counsel prior to calling in for rescheduling. That way you will know your options and have some dates and times in mind when calling.  It is recommended that you have two or more dates and times for the rescheduling in mind when calling. Rescheduling is done from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Monday through Friday. The rescheduling phone number is 515-725-3819.

If you have questions regarding the hearing schedule or how to navigate through the schedule please e-mail:

Hearing Venues

Deputy Workers' Compensation Commissioners travel to seven (7) venues outside of the Des Moines area to hear workers' compensation claims. Those venues are: 

Council Bluffs (CB) 

Pottawattamie Co. Courthouse
227 S 6th Street
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501

Cedar Rapids (CR)

Lindale Mall
4444 1st Avenue NE, Suite 436
Cedar Rapids, IA  52402

Davenport (DA)

Kahl Educational Center
326 W 3rd Street
Davenport, IA  52801

Fort Dodge (FD)

IowaWORKS
3 Triton Circle
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

Ottumwa (OT)

Indian Hills Community College
IowaWORKS
IHCC North Campus
15260 Truman Street
Ottumwa, IA  52501

Sioux City (SC)

IowaWORKS
2508 4th Street
Sioux City, IA  51101

Waterloo (WA)  

IowaWORKS
3420 University Avenue
Waterloo, IA  50701

Hearing and Mediation Venue Schedule

January 2, 2017
WA, SC

January 9, 2017
CR, CB

January 16, 2017              
DA, WA

January 23, 2017
SC, CR

January 30, 2017
DA, WA

February 6, 2017
SC, CR

February 13, 2017
DA, WA

February 20, 2017
CB, SC

February 27, 2017
FD, CR

March 6, 2017
DA, WA

March 13, 2017
SC, CR

March 20, 2017
DA, WA

March 27, 2017
OT, SC

April 3, 2017
CB, CR

April 10, 2017
DA, WA

April 17, 2017
SC, CR

April 24, 2017
DA, FD

May 1, 2017
WA, SC

May 8, 2017
CR, CB

May 15, 2017
DA, WA

May 22, 2017
SC, CR

May 29, 2017
DA, WA

June 5, 2017
SC, CB

June 12, 2017
SYMPOSIUM      

June 19, 2017
DA, CR

June 26, 2017
WA, FD

July 3, 2017
HOLIDAY             

July 10, 2017
OT, SC

July 17, 2017
CR, DA

July 24, 2017
WA, SC

July 31, 2017
CR, DA

August 7, 2017
CB, WA

August 14, 2017
SC, CR

August 21, 2017
DA, WA

August 28, 2017
SC, CR

September 4, 2017
FD, DA

September  11, 2017
WA, SC

September 18, 2017
CR, DA

September 25, 2017
WA, CB

October 2, 2017
OT, SC

October 9, 2017
CR, DA

October 16, 2017
IAWC    

October 23, 2017
WA, SC

October 30, 2017
CR, DA

November 6, 2017
CB, FD

November 13, 2017
WA, SC

November 20, 2017
HOLIDAY             

November 27, 2017
CR, DA

December 4, 2017
WA, SC

December 11, 2017
FD, CR

December 18, 2017
CB, OT

December 25, 2017
HOLIDAY             

Uniform Guidelines for Preparation of Hearing Exhibits

Deputy Hearing and Mediation Preferences 

Disclaimer:  The preferences of the Deputy Commissioners are merely preferences and are not intended to supplement or overrule any Agency Rules published in the Iowa Administrative Code or on the Hearing Assignment Order.   

Due to factors that sometimes necessitate last minute changes in Deputy Commissioner assignments to hear cases, it is presumed that Deputy Commissioners will be accommodating for preferences listed by a previously assigned Deputy Commissioner.

Hearing and Mediation Schedule Contact Information

For questions regarding the hearing and mediation schedule please contact:

Siri Chanthavong
Hearing Scheduler 
Phone: 800-645-4583
Email: siri.chanthavong@iwd.iowa.gov

Division of Workers' Compensation
Mailing Address:
1000 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50319-0209

Physical Address:
150 Des Moines Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: 515-725-4120 or 800-645-4583
Email: IWD.DWC@iwd.iowa.gov