The Berkeley Unified School District Personnel Commission, established in 1943, is one of the oldest established personnel commissions in northern California. It is authorized by the Education Code and our Merit System rules and regulations. A “merit system” of employment is like a civil service system. It only applies to the District’s classified employees (those employees who are not required to maintain a teaching credential). The purpose of the merit system is to ensure that classified employees are selected, promoted and retained on the basis of merit and fitness without favoritism or bias.
The Personnel Commission is an independent body composed of three members and is an entity separate from the BUSD Human Resource Office. One commissioner is selected by the governing board, one commissioner is selected by the largest classified employee collective bargaining unit, and one commissioner is selected by the other two commissioners. Commissioners are appointed for a staggered three-year term. The term of one commissioner expires each year.
The Personnel Commission usually meets in open session at 4:00 PM on the first Thursday of the month in the Berkeley Unified School District Annex, 1835 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704. The public is welcome to attend Personnel Commission meetings. Meeting Agendas are posted 72 hours in advance. Randy Perez, Director of Classified Employees, serves as Secretary to the Personnel Commission.
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* means Special Meeting
Past and Future Commission Meeting Information
Current Year – 2011-2012