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Personnel Commission Appointment Recommended

Three-Member Commission Administers Merit System for Classified Staff


With the retirement of Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) Personnel Commissioner Cathy Broyles (effective December 2021), Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools David W. Gordon is recommending the appointment of Sherry Hansen as a replacement. Hansen was employed by SCOE for 14 years, most recently serving as Coordinator of Information and Compensation Services. She has more than 18 years of experience with the Merit System, a civil service system for classified employees that fosters the advancement of career service. The Sacramento County Board of Education must approve its appointment to the SCOE Personnel Commission, and will hold a public hearing to consider and act on the recommendation at its December 14 meeting.

About the SCOE Personnel Commission

The Personnel Commission administers the Merit System for SCOE classified employees. Three members make up the Commission, one recommended by SCOE’s classified collective bargaining unit (CSEA), one recommended by the Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools, and another jointly recommended by the other two commissioners.

The California Education Code provides that the Personnel Commissioners shall classify positions; hear appeals of disciplinary and dismissal matters, and protests involving examinations, selection, and appointment procedures; and prescribe rules related to a variety of personnel practices.

The Commission meets approximately once a month in the evening. Commissioners are paid $50 per meeting and are eligible to receive fringe benefits (health, dental, vision, etc.). Commissioners are appointed for a three-year term.