Personnel Commission

Classified, non-teaching positions are operated under the Merit System designed to ensure equal opportunity through competition for positions. The Personnel Commission oversees the administration of the Merit System.

Pat Ridenour

Pat Ridenour

Commissioner
Term expires: December 2019

Arashmidos Monjazeb

Arashmidos Monjazeb

Chairperson
Term expires: December 2021

Steve Babbitt

Steve Babbitt

Vice Chairperson
Term expires: December 2020

C. Xavier Thomas

C. Xavier Thomas

Director, Classified Personnel
Secretary to the Personnel Commission
(619) 668-5700 ext. 6483
Xavier.Thomas@lmsvsd.net

About the Personnel Commission

The La Mesa-Spring Valley classified employees have operated under the Merit System since 1966. The Merit System is a system of rules and procedures similar to civil service. Its fundamental purpose is to ensure employees are selected, promoted, and retained without favoritism or prejudice on the basis of merit and fitness.

The Personnel Commission consists of three Commissioners, all La Mesa-Spring Valley residents (one appointed by the Board of Education, one nominated by the Employee Association, and one appointed by the other two) to oversee the administration of the Merit System. The Personnel Commission plays a crucial role in the recruitment, selection and retention of the District’s non-teaching staff. The Commissioners typically meet once a month.

The Personnel Commission’s purpose is multifaceted. In accordance with the provisions of the Education Code, the Commission establishes and amends Personnel Commission rules that are binding on the District as a whole; conducts classification studies; recommends salary adjustments; conducts all classified recruitment and selection processes; establishes procedures for transfers; interprets rules and regulations; and conducts disciplinary hearings and appeals.

The Director of Classified Personnel serves as the Secretary to the Commission. The Director and Personnel Commission staff are responsible for the preparation of Commission agendas and follow-up to all actions taken by the Commission.

2018-2019 Meetings

July 19, 2018AgendaMinutes
September 20, 2018CancelledCancelled
October 18, 2018AgendaMinutes
November 15, 2018AgendaMinutes
December 04,2018Special Meeting AgendaMinutes
December 20, 2018AgendaMinutes
January 17, 2019AgendaMinutes
February 21, 2019AgendaMinutes
March 21, 2019AgendaMinutes
April 11, 2019Agenda
May 16, 2019Agenda
June 20, 2019

2017-2018 Meetings

July 20, 2017AgendaMinutes
August 17, 2017AgendaMinutes
Sept. 21, 2017AgendaMinutes
Sept. 28, 2017 Special MeetingAgendaMinutes
October – No Meeting
Nov. 2, 2017AgendaMinutes
Dec. 14, 2017, 4:30 PMAgendaMinutes
Jan. 18, 2018, 12:30 PMAgendaMinutes
Feb. 15, 2018, 12:30 PMAgendaMinutes
March 15, 2018, 12:30 PMAgendaMinutes
April 19, 2018, 4:30 PMAgendaMinutes
May 17, 2018, 12:30 PMAgendaMinutes
June 21, 2018, 12:30 PMAgendaMinutes

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