RECRUITMENT FOR PERSONNEL COMMISSIONER
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What does a Personnel Commissioner do?

Personnel Commissioners have three core responsibilities:

  • To oversee a personnel management program that ensures the selection and promotion of employees is based on merit
  • To develop and administer policies governing employment matters, ensuring fair and equitable treatment of classified employees
  • To conduct appeal hearings on matters related to non-teaching employment in the Vista Unified School District

The Merit System, used in Vista Unified School District to hire classified (non-teaching) staff, is administered by an independent body known as the Personnel Commission. The Commission is comprised of three members, appointed for three-year terms, with the term of one member expiring each year in December. One member is selected by the Board of Trustees, one member is selected by the employee organization representing classified employees, and the third member, or joint appointee, is selected by the other two Commissioners. The vacancy is December is for the joint appointee.

Personnel Commissioners are paid $50 per meeting (generally one meeting per month) and are eligible for health benefits plans, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.

What are the requirements to be a Personnel Commissioner?

  • Must be a registered voter and reside within the boundaries of the Vista Unified School District
  • Must not be an employee of the Vista Unified School District or a member of the Board of Education 
  • Must be a known adherent to merit system principles

Questions?
For more information about the Merit System and the responsibilities of Personnel Commissioners, please visit www.vistausd.org/departments/human_relations/personnel_commission or www.meritsystem.org 

If you have questions about applying to be a Personnel Commissioner with the Vista Unified School District, please contact Alaina Reede, Director, Classified Human Relations at (760) 726-2170, ext. 92213 or alainareede@vistausd.org.

YOUR PERSONNEL COMMISSIONERS

     Don LeMay

Don LeMay
Member


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Teri Minoux
Chair


       Glen Hampton

Glen Hampton
Vice Chair

ABOUT THE PERSONNEL COMMISSION

The Personnel Commission is responsible for the management of personnel functions related to the Classified Service. These functions include the following:

  • Classification - The Commission oversees the process of defining, categorizing, and allocating positions to appropriate classes, arranging classes into occupational hierarchies, determining reasonable relationships between classes within these occupational hierarchies and preparing written class specifications.
  • Prescribe Rules - The Commission has the responsibility to develop, amend, interpret, and distribute rules for the Merit System, so long as such rules do not conflict with any area within the scope of representation that has been properly included in a negotiated agreement between the Board and the employee association.
  • Hear protests regarding the selection process - Assures selection of employees for positions are based on merit and fair treatment of applicants in the examination process by providing an avenue of appeal.
  • Hear appeals of disciplinary matters - Provides an impartial third party for hearing of disciplinary actions such as suspension, demotions and dismissals. The findings of the Commission resulting from such hearings are binding upon the Governing Board.

The Commission consists of three citizens from the school district community who are appointed for three-year terms. One commissioner is appointed by the Board of Education, one is appointed by the employee organization, and the third is appointed by the first two.

The Personnel Commission has an independent staff and budget. The Commission staff consists of a Human Resources Director and support staff. The Human Resources Director is responsible for the administration of the Commission's rules and regulations and acts as the Commission's professional expert in all areas of personnel management under the Commission's authority. The most important responsibilities of the Personnel Commission staff include:

  • Recruiting and testing of candidates
  • Certifying and referring candidates for employment
  • Processing of new employees
  • Performing position classification studies
  • Conducting salary studies and surveys
  • Interpreting employment rules and regulations and contract
  • Establishes and maintains personnel records
  • Serves as a resource to the District and CSEA

Personnel Commission meetings are held once a month, on the second Tuesday of the month, at District facilities. An agenda for the Commission's meetings is posted outside the Board Room at the District office and sent to be posted at each work location throughout the District. The Commission agenda includes the exact time, date and place of the meeting, together with all matters that the Commission plans to discuss and/or act upon at the meeting. Minutes of the Commission meetings are distributed each month to Board members, school sites, and each department throughout the District. Employees and members of the public are cordially invited to attend Commission meetings.

Serving at the direction of the Personnel Commission, the Director, Classified Human Resources, Alaina Reede, also serves as secretary to the commission.

PERSONNEL COMMISSION MEETINGS

The Personnel Commission meets on the second Tuesday of each month unless otherwise noted. Meetings are held at:

Administration Service Center - Boardroom unless otherwise noted
1234 Arcadia Avenue, Vista, CA 92084

Meetings begin at 3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

DATE LOCATION AGENDAS MINUTES

December 13, 2018

Boardroom

Agenda

Minutes

January 15, 2019

Boardroom

Cancelled

Cancelled

February 5, 2019

Boardroom

Agenda

Minutes

March 12, 2019

Boardroom

Agenda

Minutes

April 9, 2019

Boardroom

Agenda

Minutes

May 21, 2019

T.H.E. Leadership Academy
Multi Purpose Room

Agenda

Minutes

 

June 11, 2019

Boardroom

Agenda

Minutes

July 9, 2019

Curriculum & Instruction
Conference Room

Agenda

Minutes

August 13, 2019

Boardroom

Agenda

Minutes

 August 20, 2019
Emergency Operations
Center (EOC)
 Agenda Minutes

September 10, 2019

Emergency Operations
Center (EOC)

Agenda

Minutes

October 15, 2019

Emergency Operations
Center (EOC)

Agenda

Minutes

November 12, 2019

Boardroom

Agenda

Minutes

December 10, 2019

Boardroom

Agenda

Minutes

Classified Job Openings

Salary Schedules

PERSONNEL COMMISSION LINKS

Personnel Commission Rules

PRIOR PERSONNEL COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES

2018

January July July Special Meeting
February August
March September
April October
May November
June December

2017

January July
February August
March September
September Special Meeting
April October
May November
June December

2016

January July
February August
March September
September Special Meeting
April October
May November
June December

2015

January July
February August
March September
April October
May November
June December

2014

January July
February August
March September
April October
May November
June December