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Sanger Unified School District

Sanger Unified

Personnel Commission

jennifer smithJennifer Smith
District Appointee

Peter Vang, Joint AppointeeBarbara Nix
Joint Appointee

 Cathy Viau, CSEA AppointeeCathy Viau
CSEA Appointee


Monica Rios-Hennecke, PsyD
Director of Classified Personnel

Stephanie Salazar
Human Resources Specialist


The Personnel Commission office is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (559) 524-6521
Fax: (559) 875-1081

The Personnel Commission meets on the third Monday of each month in the Resource Center of the Administration Building
1905 Seventh Street, Sanger, CA 93657
at 5:00 p.m.

All meetings are open to the public unless otherwise noted. 

What is the Personnel Commission?

The Personnel Commission administers and oversees the merit system for classified (non-teaching) applicants and employees at Sanger Unified School District (SUSD) by creating policy. The fundamental purpose is to ensure that employees are selected, promoted and retained without favoritism or prejudice on the basis of merit and fitness, to work with the governing board and administration, and to see that classified employees receive fair and equitable treatment.

The Commission is an independent body composed of three persons appointed for three-year staggered terms. The Commission employs a Director of Classified Personnel (Monica Rios-Hennecke) and an HR Specialist (Stephanie Salazar).

CSEA Agreement Contract

Rules & Regulations

Compensation & Classification Study

Annual Reports




Responsibilities of Personnel Commission and Staff

  • Establishing, amending, and interpreting employment rules and regulations
  • Recruiting and testing of candidates
  • Certifying and referring candidates for employment
  • Performing position classification studies
  • Conducting salary studies and surveys
  • Handling examination protests and appeals
  • Holding hearings and issuing subpoenas on appeals of disciplinary actions

The Director of Classified Personnel serves as the executive officer of the commission and is responsible to it for carrying out all procedures in the administration of the classified personnel program, including directing technical functions as outlined above. The Director also acts as secretary to the commission and is responsible for the preparation of the annual report to the governing board.

The HR (Human Resources) Specialist performs the technical functions of a merit system as they relate to the above list of responsibilities including interaction with staff, managers and the general public by answering questions proctoring examinations and providing informational assistance.