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 2019

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

December 24, 2018
HOLIDAY   

December 31, 2018
HOLIDAY          

January 7, 2019
BREAK

January 14, 2019
CR, CB

January 21, 2019
WA

January 28, 2019
CR

February 4, 2019
DA, WA

February 11, 2019
SC

February 18, 2019
WA

February 25, 2019
SC

March 4, 2019
FD

March 11, 2019
DA, WA

March 18, 2019
CR

March 25, 2019
DA

April 1, 2019
OT, SC

April 8, 2019
CB, CR

April 15, 2019
DA, WA

April 22, 2019
SC, FD

April 29, 2019
DA, CR

May 6, 2019
WA, SC

May 13, 2019
CR, CB

May 20, 2019
DA, WA

May 27, 2019
SC, CR

June 3, 2019
DA, WA

June 10, 2019
SYMPOSIUM      

June 17, 2019
SC

June 24, 2019
CR, FD

July 1, 2019
HOLIDAY             

July 8, 2019
OT, DA

July 15, 2019
WA, SC

July 22, 2019
CR, DA

July 29, 2019
WA, SC

August 5, 2019
CB

August 12, 2019
BREAK

August 19, 2019
CR

August 26, 2019
DA, WA

September 2, 2019
FD, SC

September 9, 2019
CR, DA

September 16, 2019
WA, SC

September 23, 2019
CR, CB

September 30, 2019
OT, WA

October 7, 2019
SC, CR

October 14, 2019
IAWC    

October 21, 2019
DA, WA

October 28, 2019
SC, CR

November 4, 2019
BREAK

November 11, 2019
DA

November 18, 2019
BREAK             

November 25, 2019
HOLIDAY

December 2, 2019
BREAK

December 09, 2019
FD, SC

December 16, 2019
CB, OT

December 23, 2019
HOLIDAY   

December 30, 2019
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