The Office of Employee Appeals (OEA) is an administrative judicial agency that adjudicates disputes between the District of Columbia government and specific employees within it.

For instance, an employee may appeal an adverse action that results in removal, reduction in grade, a 10+ day suspension, or reductions-in-force. You can determine whether your action is appealable at OEA by accessing the "about OEA" section of its website.

Helpful Links


The Employee Appeals Process Explained
Search Previous OEA Decisions
NAGE Trainings & Presentations on OEA

Contact OEA


1100 4th Street SW, Ste. 620E
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202-727-0004
Fax: 202-727-5631
Email the Executive Director 
Visit OEA online


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