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

Davenport (DA)

Effective 2018

IowaWORKS Center
902 W. Kimberly Road, Suite 51
Davenport, IA  52806

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 1, 2018
Holiday

January 8, 2018
WA, FD

January 15, 2018              
CR, CB

January 22, 2018
DA, WA

January 29, 2018
SC, CR

February 5, 2018
DA, WA

February 12, 2018
SC, CR

February 19, 2018
DA, WA

February 26, 2018
CB, SC

March 5, 2018
FD, CR

March 12, 2018
DA, WA

March 19, 2018
SC, CR

March 26, 2018
DA, WA

April 2, 2018
OT, SC

April 9, 2018
CB, CR

April 16, 2018
DA, WA

April 23, 2018
SC, FD

April 30, 2018
DA, CR

May 7, 2018
WA, SC

May 14, 2018
CR, CB

May 21, 2018
DA, WA

May 28, 2018
SC, CR

June 4, 2018
DA, WA

June 11, 2018
SYMPOSIUM      

June 18, 2018
SC, CB

June 25, 2018
CR, FD

July 2, 2018
HOLIDAY             

July 9, 2018
OT, DA

July 16, 2018
WA, SC

July 23, 2018
CR, DA

July 30, 2018
WA, SC

August 6, 2018
CB, CR

August 13, 2018
BREAK

August 20, 2018
SC, CR

August 27, 2018
DA, WA

September 3, 2018
FD, SC

September 10, 2018
CR, DA

September 17, 2018
WA, SC

September 24, 2018
CR, CB

October 1, 2018
OT, WA

October 8, 2018
SC, CR

October 15, 2018
IAWC    

October 22, 2018
DA, WA

October 29, 2018
SC, CR

November 5, 2018
BREAK

November 12, 2018
DA, WA

November 19, 2018
HOLIDAY             

November 26, 2018
CR

December 3, 2018
BREAK

December 10, 2018
FD, SC

December 17, 2018
CB, OT

December 24, 2018
HOLIDAY   

December 31, 2018
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  (use for UPS or FedEx packages)
Des Moines, IA 50309

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