• The Personnel Commission is a separate agency authorized by the state to be responsible for certain personnel matters affecting classified school employees. Merit System law provides that classified employees are selected, trained and promoted on the basis of merit and fitness, exclusive of discrimination due to race, ethnicity, color, age, religion, political affiliation, marital status, sex or handicap. The Merit System means that an impartial body is responsible for implementing and interpreting Merit System rules and adjudicating appeals on those facets of employment within its purview.

Term Expires Personnel Commissioner Officer Appointing Agency
December 1, 2024 Arline Zerkel Chairperson Superintendent/Governing Board
December 1, 2025 Catherine McKown Vice Chairperson Jointly appointed by Superintendent & Classified Employees
December 1, 2026 Paulette Foster Commissioner Classified Employees (CSEA)

Merit System Rules and Regulations