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Personnel Commission FAQ

Do I need to register or RSVP to attend a PC meeting?

No, any member of the public can attend a meeting without having to register or provide information as a condition of attendance.


Am I allowed to speak at the PC meeting?

Yes, the public has the legal right to provide discussion on any issue that falls under the subject matter jurisdiction of the Personnel Commission. However, issues unrelated to Personnel Commission functions may not be considered by the Personnel Commission.


Why can't the Personnel Commission act on items that are not on the agenda?

Although the Personnel Commission may listen to and inquire about items that are not on the agenda, no action may be taken on that item at the Personnel Commission meeting according to the Brown Act.


How do I address the Personnel Commission?

Before the Personnel Commission meeting begins, fill out a Request to Speak Form by either downloading it or picking up a form by the entrance door at the Personnel Commission meeting. The Request to Speak form must be provided to the Personnel Commissioners prior to the start of the meeting in order to be officially recognized and accepted.


How do I submit an item to be placed on the agenda?

Send the following information to the Personnel Commission Director:
  • A letter explaining the issue that you would like discussed, including the history of the issue and how it is related to the Personnel Commission.
  • Any information or materials that you want the Personnel Commission to review regarding the issue.


When is the deadline to submit something for the agenda to the Personnel Commission office?

At 4:00 p.m. on the Tuesday one week before the scheduled Personnel Commission Meeting.


What if I have material to submit at the Personnel Commission meeting?

Unfortunately, if the material was not sent to the Personnel Commission by the deadline date, it cannot be officially reviewed, discussed, or acted on. However, the material may be briefly presented to the Personnel Commission by an attendee who submits a Request to Speak form before the Personnel Commission meeting begins.


How much time do I have to address the Personnel Commission?

The Personnel Commission has the authority to specify time limitations on particular topics or individual speakers. In order to efficiently and effectively address all issues on the agenda, the Personnel Commission requests that presentations last no more than five (5) minutes per individual speaker and no more than twenty (20) minutes per topic.


How do I submit a complaint concerning the Personnel Commission operation or staff?

Deliver a sealed letter addressed to the Commission explaining the specific complaint and bring or mail it to the Personnel Commission office. Indicate whether you would like the complaint added to the next meeting agenda.


Where can I find out more about laws governing the Personnel Commission meetings?