Personnel Commission/Merit System

The Personnel Commission is comprised of three members; one member who is appointed by the Superintendent, one member who is nominated by the classified employees, and a third member who is appointed by the other two Commissioners.

The primary function of the El Dorado County Office of Education Personnel Commission is to develop and maintain a viable Merit System for the classified employees (except Charter employees) of the El Dorado County Office of Education. The Commission oversees a system of personnel management called the Merit System, which was established as state law (Education Code Sections 45240-45320). The Personnel Commission's fundamental purpose is to ensure that classified employees are selected, promoted and retained without favoritism or prejudice, on the basis of merit and fitness, and given protection against arbitrary dismissal through rights of appeal.  

The Personnel Commission meets on a regular schedule each month at the El Dorado County Office of Education.  Please reference the document library on the right side of this webpage for Merit System Rules and Regulations, as well as the Personnel Commission's Annual Report.

2019 Meeting Schedule:

  • January 23, 2019
  • February 27, 2019
  • March 27, 2019
  • April 24, 2019
  • May 21, 2019 (moved from May 22, 2019)
  • June 19, 2019 (11:30 a.m., EDCOE, Room B-1)
  • July (no meeting)
  • August 28, 2019
  • September 25, 2019
  • October 30, 2019 in B-3 (5th Wednesday)
  • November (no meeting)
  • December 11, 2019


All meetings begin at 5:10 PM  and are held in Conference Room B-1 (unless otherwise noted).

Notice: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, for those requiring special assistance to access public meeting rooms or to otherwise participate at a public meeting conducted by the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE), please contact Kathy Daniels at 530.295.2205, at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting you wish to attend so that every reasonable effort to accommodate you, including requests for auxiliary aids or services, can be made. Meeting documents are provided online at here. If you require documents being discussed at a public meeting be made accessible, please contact Eileen Hartley at (530)295-2250,, at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting. EDCOE strives to provide a fragrance free work environment.  For the comfort of all participants, attendees are requested to refrain from using perfume, cologne and other fragrances. 


Personnel Commissioners and their Appointing Authority:

       Mary Richardson, Member
       Appointing Authority:  Personnel Commission (Term Expires 12/1/21)

       Mary Richardson

Until January 2005, Mary was the Director of External Business Support for the El Dorado County Office of Education.  Additionally, she managed a staff of six employees and participated in various COE management activities.  Retired for the past 12 years, she lives in Cameron Park with her husband, Keith, where they raise and show pedigreed Maine Coon cats.  They also enjoy traveling both within the U.S. as well as internationally.  To stay involved with public school business, she is staff to the highly acclaimed FCMAT CBO Mentor Program.

       Norman Menzie, Chair
       Appointing Authority:  El Dorado County Board of Education (Term Expires 12/1/22)

       Norman Menzie

Norm lives in Placerville with his wife, Nancy.  They have five children and six grandchildren. The education positions held by Norm in El Dorado County include:  Social Science Teacher and Counselor at Ponderosa and El Dorado High Schools; Principal and Assistant Principal at El Dorado High School; and Assistant Superintendent with the El Dorado Union High School District.  He also held positions as Assistant Principal at Placerita Jr. High School in Newhall, CA; Director of Personnel in Bremerton Consolidated School District in Washington State; Assistant Superintendent in Santa Clara Unified School District in Santa Clara, CA; and Assistant Superintendent of Personnel in Oak Grove Elementary in San Jose, CA.  He was also a coordinator and supervisor for Chapman University for ten years.  He has been active in professional associations, local community organizations, and in his church's activities.

         Vacant Vice-Chair
         Appointing Authority:  California Schools Employees Association (CSEA)
         (Term Expires 12/1/20)