Benefits of the Merit System and Personnel Commission 

  • PROTECTION against arbitrary action, personal favoritism, and political coercion.
  • The GUARANTEE of a job classification and salary structure based on sound professional standards, prevailing community practices, legal requirements, and equity.
  • The RIGHT to request a study of the classification of your job.
  • The ASSURANCE that the salary of your position will be periodically checked against what other employers in the labor market are paying for the same job.
  • The RIGHT to apply and compete for promotional opportunities on a level playing field.
  • The RIGHT to be interviewed and considered for positions.
  • The RIGHT to a hearing before an independent hearing officer following disciplinary action by the District.
  • The ASSURANCE that employment transactions are being audited for compliance with law and contract provisions.
  • The RIGHT to request an investigation into issues related to your employment that fall under the jurisdiction of the Personnel Commission.
  • ADDITIONAL PROTECTION against the contracting out of your job.
  • The GUARANTEE of an open forum for the discussion of issues within the purview of the Personnel Commission and of concern to classified employees.
  • A VOICE for the interests of classified employees in arenas not open to employee and union representatives.