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Dr. Ed Manansala, County Superintendent of Schools
Personnel Commission/Merit System

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.

2017 Meeting Schedule:

  • January 25, 2017
  • February 22, 2017
  • March 22, 2017
  • April 19, 2017
  • May 24, 2017
  • June 21, 2017 (11:30 a.m., EDCOE, Room B-3)
  • July (no meeting)
  • August 23, 2017
  • September 27, 2017
  • October 25, 2017
  • November (no meeting)
  • December 6, 2017

Agendas/Minutes

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

Personnel Commissioners and their Appointing Authority:

       Mary Richardson, Vice-Chair
       Appointing Authority:  Personnel Commission (Term Expires 12/1/18)

       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, Member
       Appointing Authority:  El Dorado County Board of Education (Term Expires 12/1/19)

       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.

         Ree Ann Wyly, Chairperson
         Appointing Authority:  California Schools Employees Association (CSEA)
         (Term Expires 12/1/20)

       Ree Ann Wyly, Chairperson

Ree Ann began her career with the El Dorado County Office of Education on June 30, 2000.  She retired from her position as Employee Benefits Technician in July 2011, and was appointed by CSEA to the Personnel Commission in December 2011.  She currently resides with her husband, Allen, in Pollock Pines.  They have three children and six grandchildren.