Unemployment Compensation Review Commission

Who we are

The Review Commission is composed of three members appointed by the Governor, a staff of attorney/hearing officers, and administrative support staff. The Review Commission is independent of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS).

Gregory Gantt, Chairman 
Sylvester Patton, Vice Chairman
 Ed Good, Member

Meet the Commissioners
Executive Leadership Team
Kathryn Todd, Executive Director
Blaine Brown, Chief Hearing Officer
Sandra Hawthorne-Provo, Commission Secretary

What we do

The Commission conducts fair due process hearings on previously issued ODJFS Unemployment Compensation decisions that have been appealed by the claimant or employer. After a review of the facts, the Commission may affirm, reverse or modify these decisions. 


The Ohio Unemployment Compensation Review Commission is an independent administrative agency that resolves disputed unemployment compensation issues in a fair and efficient manner.


We aspire to conduct business with consistency and to preserve the honor, dignity and respect of those we serve.


We will conduct our agency's business with:

- Fairness

- Integrity

- Efficiency

- Consistency