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 Resources Department. 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.
For more information, see:
- Berkeley Unified Personnel Commission Rules and Regulations
- Personnel Commissioners
- Classification Study 2023
Personnel Commission Meeting Information
The Personnel Commission usually meets in open session at 4:30 PM on the last Wednesday of the month in the Berkeley Unified School District Board Room 1231 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94702. The public is welcome to attend Personnel Commission meetings. Regular Meeting Agendas are posted 72 hours in advance. The Executive Director of Classified Personnel, serves as Secretary to the Personnel Commission.
Please note: starting July 2023, the Personnel Commission’s regular meetings will generally be held on the last Wednesday of the month at 4:30 PM.
- Request Form for Individuals to Place Items on the Personnel Commission Agenda
- Personnel Commission Meetings for 2023-2024
Zoom Meeting Information:
- Meeting Link: Click to Join
- Meeting ID: 811 4287 6822
- Meeting Password: 083374
Current Year’s Meeting Information: 2023 – 2024
* Indicates Special Meeting
|November 29, 2023||Agenda||Packet|
|November 8, 2023*||Agenda||Packet||Minutes||Recording|
|October 25, 2023||Agenda||Packet||Minutes||Recording|
|October 10, 2023*||Agenda||Packet||Minutes||Recording|
|September 27, 2023||Agenda||Packet||Minutes||Recording|
|August 30, 2023||Agenda||Packet||Minutes||Recording|
|July 7, 2023*||Agenda||Packet||Minutes|