You want something done? Go to the person who can make that decision — and ask.

It’s that simple.

And if this doesn’t work, go ask their boss.

This happened to me multiple times in the military. When I wanted to try out for the SEAL program, the guy with the authority to approve my package turned it down. I had to wait six months, then resubmit. And this time, when he tried to sabotage me again, I went straight to his commanding officer.