Personnel Commission Staff

Personnel Commission Staff are led by BethAnn Arko, Director, Classified Human Resources.  She may be reached at 562-469-6641.

  • Paul Deines, Personnel Analyst, may be reached at 562-469-6643
  • Sandra Carbajal, Sr. Secretary, may be reached at 562-469-6642
  • Jamieka Johnson, Sr. Personnel Technician, may be reached at 562-469-6646
  • Eileen Mendoza, Sr. Personnel Technician, may be reached at 562-469-6644
  • Blanca Martinez, Sr. Personnel Technician, may be reached at 562-469-6647
  • Linda Ratzlaff, Personnel Assistant, may be reached at 562-469-6645

The mission of the Classified Human Resources Department is to provide professional, efficient, and effective services to our current employees, prospective employees, and to our community.
The primary components of this service can be summarized as follows:

  • Review and accept applications.
  • Develop written, oral, and performance exams.
  • Responsible for employment recruitment, testing, and selection of various noncertificated classifications.
  • Responsible for hiring substitutes of various non-certificated classifications.
  • Responsible for back-ground checks and fingerprinting of various non-certificated and non-classified classifications (i.e. coaches, Noon Activity Supervisors).
  • Processing of employee transfer requests, performance evaluations, and separations.
  • Review of exam results with applicants.
  • Conduct and prepare findings on classification studies.
  • Prepare reports for the Board of Education and Personnel Commission.
  • Responsible for discipline of employees according to Personnel Commission Rules and Regulations.
  • Respond to requests for employment verification.
  • Process change of address/telephone number for applicants and employees.
  • Notify other districts of DUSD recruitments and maintain job bulletins from other districts.
  • Organize/plan Annual Professional Growth Workshops and other employee workshops.
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