The merit system is a system of rules and procedures which governs classified school personnel. It is intended to provide a fair process to select the most qualified candidates for positions.
The Merit System strives to ensure that employees are selected, promoted and retained on basis of merit and fitness, and adheres to the following guidelines:
Several separate classifications and positions are part of the classified service. These include members of several different subcategories:
The California Education Code (Section 88076) provides the Personnel Commission with the right and the responsibility to "classify all employees and positions within the jurisdiction" of the Commission, as part of the Classified Service. The Commission is charged to develop, amend and interpret such rules and regulations "as may be necessary to ensure the efficiency of the service and the selection and retention of employees on the basis of merit and fitness" (Section 88080).
One Commissioner is appointed by the Board of Trustees, one Commissioner is appointed by CSEA, and the third Commissioner is appointed by the other two Commissioners.
The Personnel Commission administers the merit system through the Rules and Regulations of the Classified Service, a system of individual regulations covering all aspects of classified employment practices. The rules are derived from the Education Code and the California Government Code and are continually updated reflect current law and policy.