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Requests for Reconsideration

If you believe your application for a classified position should not have been rejected, you may make a request for reconsideration. Please complete and submit the Request for Reconsideration form via the link at the bottom of this page after reading the information below.

  • You must complete and submit the form and supporting documentation within five (5) calendar days after receiving your original notification of rejection. Only requests using this form and submitted by the deadline will be considered.
  • In addition to explaining why you think your application should not have been rejected, be sure to include any applicable evidence that supports your claim. The PRC staff will review your submission and make a final decision.
  • If it is determined that you are eligible to take the exam, the exam details will be emailed to you.
    • If your request for reconsideration is still pending at the time of an exam, you will be allowed to take the exam pending the request resolution. However, if the PRC, within its sole discretion, finds the rejection justified, your exam will not be graded.
  • If it is determined that the rejection was justified, an email will be sent to you with this information.
  • The PRC will NOT consider requests that contest the minimum requirements of the position. The PRC will only consider your submitted reason and supporting evidence.

You may submit the form through this webpage, in person, via U.S. mail to 2429 Superior Viaduct, 2nd Floor, Cleveland, Ohio 44113, by email,, or via fax (216) 443-3694.

Click here to download a pdf of the Request for Reconsideration form

Requests for Reconsideration