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Merit System Academy Scholarship Winners

posted Jan 12, 2018, 9:07 AM by PCASC Secretary

The Scholarship Selection Committee selected two classified employees for this year’s award.

- Celia Shelley, Human Resources Assistant, Huntington Beach UHSD
- Erika Diggs, Human Resources Technician, Lompoc USD

Each recipient will receive a $630 scholarship to attend the CSPCA Merit Academy. Congratulations to Celia and Erika!

Merit System Academy Scholarships

posted Oct 24, 2017, 12:45 PM by PCASC Secretary

The Personnel Commissions Association of Southern California (PCASC) is pleased to be able to provide two scholarships for the California School Personnel Commissioners Association (CSPCA) Merit Academy in the amount of $630 each.

The 2018 Merit Academy will be held at: Downey USD.
The dates are: January 20, February 10, March 10, April 14 and May 19, 2018.


In order to apply for a scholarship, it is necessary to complete an application packet. Included in the packet is an application and a Financial Need Statement. The Application and Financial Need Statement must be completed in full and returned, along with a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s current employer, to PCASC in care of the committee member listed below.

Each applicant will be evaluated on how well he/she meets the following criteria:
  • Currently employed, or a commissioner in, a PCASC merit system member district.
  • If an employee:
    • You are pursuing human resources leadership role in a merit system school district.
    • Your educational goals demonstrate the pursuit of a career in human resources.
As there are only two scholarships available each year, it may be necessary to narrow the field of qualified applicants. If so, the Financial Need Statement will be reviewed and taken into consideration, resulting in selection of a qualified applicant with the greatest financial need.

The Scholarship Review Committee will review application materials and inform each applicant whether or not they have been selected to receive the PCASC scholarship.

Please submit your application packet by December 18, 2017 to:


Bernie Konig,
Director, Personnel Commission,
Centinela Valley Union High School District
FAX: (310) 676-1175
EMAIL: konigb@centinela.k12.ca.us

PCASC Luncheon - October 2017

posted Sep 6, 2017, 8:59 PM by PCASC Secretary

The Personnel Commissions Association of Southern California (PCASC) presents:

Are Leaders Born or Made?

Presenter: John Glaza, MSW Glaza Consulting

Friday, October 20, 2017

Rio Hondo Event Center
10627 Old River School Road
Downey, CA

See attached flyer for more details and RSVP info.

PC Budget Letter 2017

posted Apr 6, 2017, 3:52 PM by PCASC Secretary

It is that time of the year that you are preparing your Personnel Commission's fiscal 2017-18 budget. I am attaching a budget letter for information. Some of you are new to the Personnel Commission budget process, and the attachments will provide you with a summary of the budget process for commissioners.

As you prepare your budget, do not forget to plan for your staff training and development as authorized by Ed. Code 45255. The following are CSPCA provided educational and training opportunities specifically focused on your needs in a Merit System:

Merit Academy beginning in January or February 2018, specific dates to be determined and our annual conference from Feb 1- 4, 2018 in San Diego. In addition we partner with CODESP and CPS HR services throughout the for job related webinars.

By joining your regional CSPCA association you will have an opportunity to meet with other commissioners and staff, share common interests and participate in additional training.

For additional HR technical training of your Director, staff, and even commissioners that are interested, we recommend joining professional organizations such as the Personnel Testing Council (PTC), The Western Regional Intergovernmental Assessment Council (WRIPAC), International Personnel Management Association (IMPA).

A well educated Personnel workforce makes for a strong Personnel Commission.

George Cole
CSPCA Executive Director

PCASC Conference - June 2017

posted Mar 27, 2017, 7:11 PM by PCASC Secretary   [ updated Mar 27, 2017, 7:18 PM ]

The Personnel Commissions Association of Southern California (PCASC) presents:

Building a Foundation for Merit

Presenters:
Anthony P. De Marco, Partner at Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

Kristine Kwong, Partner at Musick, Peeler & Garrett

Friday, June 2, 2017

Paradise Pier Hotel
1717 South Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA

See attached flyer for more details and RSVP info.

Merit System Academy Scholarships

posted Oct 31, 2016, 2:38 PM by PCASC Secretary

The Personnel Commissioners Association of Southern California (PCASC) is pleased to be able to provide two scholarships to the California School Personnel Commissioners Association (CSPCA) Merit Academy in the amount of $630 each.

The 2017 Merit Academy will be held at: Anaheim UHSD.
The dates are:  February 11, March 11, April 22, May 20 and June 10, 2017.


In order to apply for a scholarship, it is necessary to complete an application packet.   Included in the packet is an application and a Financial Need Statement.  The application and Financial Need Statement must be completed in full and returned, along with a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s current employer, to PCASC in care of the committee member listed below.

Each applicant will be evaluated on how well they meet the following criteria:
  • Currently employed, or a commissioner in, a PCASC merit system member district.
  • If an employee:
    • You are pursuing human resources leadership role in a merit system school district
    • Your educational goals demonstrate the pursuit of a career in human resources.

As there are only two scholarships available each year, it may be necessary to narrow the field of qualified applicants.  If so, the Financial Need Statement will be reviewed and taken into consideration, resulting in selection of a qualified applicant with the greatest financial need.

The Scholarship Review Committee will review application materials and inform each applicant whether or not they have been selected to receive the PCASC scholarship.

Please submit your application packet by December 16, 2016 to:

Bernie Konig, Director, Personnel Commission
Centinela Valley Union High School District
FAX: (310) 676-1175
EMAIL: konigb@centinela.k12.ca.us

PCASC Conference - October 2016

posted Aug 12, 2016, 3:44 PM by PCASC Secretary

The Personnel Commissioners Association of Southern California (PCASC) presents:

Job Description Innovation

Presenter: Brandon Tietze
Executive Director, Human Resources Classified
Anaheim Union High School District
Friday, October 28, 2016

Rio Hondo Event Center
10627 Old River School Road
Downey, CA

See enclosed flyer for more details and RSVP info.

Merit System Academy Scholarships

posted Oct 15, 2015, 11:08 PM by PCASC Secretary

The Personnel Commissioners Association of Southern California (PCASC) is pleased to be able to provide two scholarships to the California School Personnel Commissioners Association (CSPCA) Merit Academy in the amount of $500 each.

The 2016 Merit Academy will be held at: Walnut Valley USD.
The dates are January 9, February 6, March 19, April 16 and May 21, 2016.


In order to apply for this scholarship it is necessary to complete an application packet.   Included in the packet, in addition to the application, is a Financial Need Statement.  The application and Financial Need Statement must be completed in full and returned, along with a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s current employer, to PCASC in care of the committee member listed below.

Each applicant will be evaluated on how well they meet the following criteria:
  • Currently employed, or a commissioner in, a PCASC merit system member district. 
  • If an employee:
    • You are pursuing human resources leadership role in a merit system school district.
    • Your educational goals demonstrate the pursuit of a career in human resources.
As there are only two scholarships available each year, it may be necessary to narrow the field of qualified applicants.  If so, the Financial Need Statement will be reviewed and taken into consideration, resulting in selection of a qualified applicant with the greatest financial need.

The Scholarship Review Committee will review application materials and inform each applicant whether or not they have been selected to receive the PCASC scholarship.

Please submit your application packet by December 14, 2015 to:

Bernie Konig, Director, Personnel Commission,
Centinela Valley Union High School District
FAX:  (310) 676-1175
EMAIL:  konigb@centinela.k12.ca.us

PCASC Conference - November 2015

posted Sep 28, 2015, 5:14 PM by PCASC Secretary

The Personnel Commissioners Association of Southern California (PCASC) presents:

How Collective Bargaining Impacts Personnel Commission and Merit System Authority. RSVP today!

Presenter: William Diedrich, Attorney 
Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

Friday, November 13, 2015

Lakewood Country Club
3101 Carson Street
Lakewood, CA 90712

See enclosed flyer for more details and RSVP info.

CSPCA - Newsletter September 2015

posted Sep 14, 2015, 10:38 AM by PCASC Secretary

California School Personnel Commissioners Association
Newsletter, September 2015

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