Personnel Commission Rules


Contact: Debra Kingshill, Coordinator of Personnel Services | (707) 445-7039

Note to users:
Language in the Collective Bargaining Agreements takes precedence over Personnel Commission Rules and the Personnel Policies of the Humboldt County Office of Education. Absent specific language in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement, Personnel Commission Rules or Personnel Policy shall be effective.

Humboldt County Superintendent of Schools
Personnel Commission Rules

RULE I: DEFINITIONS
1.1 Definitions of Terms

RULE II: COMMISSION ORGANIZATION AND PROCEDURE BY-LAWS
2.1 Initial Terms of Office
2.2 Subsequent Terms of Office
2.3 Election of Officers
2.4 Meetings
2.5 Roster of Employees and Positions
2.6 Commission Budget

RULE III: THE CLASSIFICATION PLAN
3.1 Definitions - Classified Employees
3.2 Preparation and Adoption of the Classification Plan
3.3 Class Specifications
3.4 Classification of Positions
3.5 Review of Positions
3.6 Reclassification of Positions (EC 45285)

RULE IV: ADMINISTRATION OF THE SALARY PLAN
4.1 General Provisions
4.2 Salary on Employment
4.3 Salary Increments
4.4 Salary on Reemployment
4.5 Salary on Promotion
4.6 Salary on Demotion
4.7 Salary on Reclassification
4.8 Salary on Reallocation
4.9 Effective Dates of Salary Changes Upon Reclassification and Reallocation
4.10 Salary on Transfer
4.11 Holiday Pay
4.12 Overtime
4.13 Compensation for Publication of Materials
4.14 Salary Checks
4.15 Workers’ Compensation Insurance

RULE V: EXAMINATION ANNOUNCEMENTS, APPLICATIONS, AND APPLICANTS
5.1 Authorization to Fill Vacancy
5.2 Recruitment and Selection
5.3 Job Announcement Bulletin
5.4 Filing of Applications
5.5 General Qualifications of Applicants
5.6 Disqualification of Applicants and Candidates
5.7 Confidentiality of Information
5.8 Veteran’s Preference

RULE VI: SCREENING AND SELECTION
6.1 Screening Process
6.2 Written Examinations
6.3 Application Reviews and Oral Interview
6.4 Promotional Appointments
6.5 Open vs. Promotional List Preference
6.6 Inspection of Examination Records

RULE VII: ELIGIBILITY LISTS AND APPOINTMENTS TO POSITIONS
7.1 Types of Eligibility Lists
7.2 Substitute and Limited-Term Lists and Appointments
7.3 Provisional Appointments
7.4 Confidentiality of Lists

RULE VIII: EMPLOYMENT STATUS
8.1 New Employee Clearances
8.2 Orientation of New Employees
8.3 Probationary Period
8.4 Performance Evaluations – Service Ratings
8.5 Transfers and Reassignments
8.6 Grievance Adjustment Procedure
8.7 Resignation
8.8 Layoffs
8.9 Personnel Files

RULE IX: DISMISSAL, SUSPENSION, AND PROMOTION OF PERMANENT EMPLOYEE
9.1 Causes for Dismissal, Suspension or Demotion
9.2 Procedure for Disciplinary Action – Dismissal, Suspension or Demotion
9.3 Hearings

RULE X: ABSENCE FROM DUTY
10.1 General Provisions

RULE XI: PERSONNEL DIRECTOR
11.1 Definitions and Duties
11.2 Terms of Employment
11.3 Appointment of the Personnel Director
11.4 Evaluation
11.5 Non-Renewal of Contract
11.6 Discipline for Cause