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Personnel Commission

Welcome to the Personnel Commission Office

Our office conducts recruitments, candidate assessments, job classification, and compensation administration for classified (non-teaching) positions for State Center Community College District.

Mission, Vision, and Values


The mission of the State Center Community College District Personnel Commission Office is to support the goals of the district by ensuring the fair and equitable treatment of employees in the classified service and ensuring the selection and promotion processes are based on merit principles.


Excellence in support of public education in the spirit of merit.


We are dedicated to attracting, developing, and supporting a qualified workforce with a focus on serving the educational needs of our students. We provide a collegial center of expertise for services and consultation, carried out with integrity, pride, and innovative solutions. We work together to instill confidence in our community while exercising the utmost in compassion and respect.

What is the Merit System?

The Merit System is a set of laws, rules and procedures similar to the "civil service system" at the Federal and State level, and is the method by which classified employees are governed. The fundamental purpose of the Merit System is to ensure that employees are selected, promoted and retained without favoritism or prejudice, on the basis of merit and fitness.

The Personnel Commission is an independent body composed of three citizens appointed for three-year staggered terms under the California Education Code. The Personnel Commission administers a merit system for the classified employees. Meet the Personnel Commissioners.

MERIT Values



Advising and guiding our applicants and employees, helping them to achieve their goals and overcome their challenges.



Obtaining the best possible outcome in the least wasteful manner by maintaining dynamic, relevant policies and procedures while consistently supporting a quality workforce.



Committed to creating a respectful workplace and workforce that supports inclusion based on the principles of equity and diversity.



Acting with sound moral principles by being honest, responsible, accountable and respectful.



To maximize our collective impact, we inspire, challenge and support each other to be our best and sustain district effort.  We value and care about each other, operate with a generosity of spirit, and have fun in the process of working collaboratively.