The Civil Service Commission is a five-member board, appointed by the Mayor, with each member serving a six-year term. The Commission meets in a public session and is responsible for:
Creating and monitoring rules and policies for the City’s civil service
Conducting employee discipline hearings
Developing new job classifications and duty statements, and abolishing obsolete ones, and update existing classifications
Testing and certifying individuals in classified service
Managing and maintaining civil service records
Warning about Internet Diploma Mills [or Scams]
There are many sources of High School and University Diplomas to be found on the internet. In many cases these sources are affiliated with legitimate institutions. In other cases, there is no legitimately accredited school and no genuine diploma being awarded. Be wary of any entity which promises a quick diploma for payment. In particular, the City of Cleveland and the Cleveland Civil Service Commission will investigate diplomas and institutions it believes to be improper.