Welcome to the Personnel Commission!
"The Merit System of Making appointments is in its essence as democratic and American as the common school system itself."
                                                                   Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States
Picture of Commissioner Simental

Aaron Simental (he/they) became the CSEA Appointee to the Commission on December 1, 2016 and has proudly served as Chairperson of the Commission since 2017. Commissioner Simental is a lifelong resident and product of the Bassett community, attending Sunkist Elementary School, Torch Middle School, and Bassett Senior High School. They studied at Rio Hondo College and UCLA, work professionally in higher education student affairs, and continue to be a proactive leader in the community. He is honored to serve our District's classified employees, community members, and students through Merit. Their term expires December 1, 2022.

Picture of Commissioner Workman
Lori Workman became the Joint Appointee to the Commission on December 1, 2009 and served as Commission Chairperson. Ms. Workman currently serves as the Vice-Chairperson of the Personnel Commission. She has worked in both private and public school districts. Ms. Workman currently works at Bishop Amat High School. Her term expires November 30, 2024.
Commissioner Amadeo Rodriguez
Amadeo Rodriguez became the District Appointee to the Commission on May 18, 2021. Mr. Rodriguez has lived in the Bassett Unified School District for a combined total of 20 years. His daughter recently graduated Bassett High School, Class of 2020, and is now a Sophomore at CSU Fresno. He has two children who are still students in the district. Mr. Rodriguez is an active volunteer, supporting BHS Cheer and Band for the past 5 years. As a current Federal employee, Mr. Rodriguez is familiar with the merit system. He is a U.S. Marine Veteran, where he served for almost 8 years. It is through his service organization affiliations he provides educational scholarships for the past 4 years to BHS Seniors, as well as seniors in the neighboring communities. He serves as Jr. Vice Commandant of the Marine Corps League that supports and assists Veterans Homelessness Outreach, Toys for Tots, and Active-Duty Family Readiness Support. He is also a member of West Covina Masonic Lodge, an organization that advocates for education and provides educational scholarships and a member of the San Bernardino Valley Scottish Right, whose mission is to help children with speech disorders. In addition to his membership to these affiliations, he currently serves as President of the California Association of Bond Oversight Committees. Mr. Rodriguez looks forward to continuing to serve BUSD, the community, and advocating for students. His term expires on December 1, 2023.
If you would like to reach our Commissioners, please email: PC@bassettusd.org
The Bassett Unified School District Personnel Commission has three staff assigned on a full-time basis to carry out the functions and work of the commission.
Jode Howard is the Personnel Director at Bassett Unified School District. Ms. Howard received her bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management from California State University, Fullerton and brings with her over 17 years experience in human resources and operations management and specializes in customer focus, recruitment, selection, job analysis, and fostering collaborative working relationships among stakeholders.
Jonnell Sanchez is the Personnel Analyst at Bassett Unified School District. Ms. Sanchez received her bachelor's degree in Communications from California State University, Fullerton and brings over 10 years of experience in client relations as well as determining minimum qualifications, developing job descriptions, and hiring exceptional candidates.
Brittany Hernandez is the Personnel Technician at Bassett Unified School District. Ms. Hernandez received her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Arizona State University and brings with her 5 years of experience in providing administrative support for public education, specifically at the school site level. Additionally, she has over 7 years of experience in customer support.
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September 21, 2021
5:00 PM


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Contact Information
Personnel Commission
Bassett Unified School District
904 North Willow Ave
La Puente, CA 91746
Phone: (626) 931-7984
Fax: (626) 917-7539

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  • Comprehensive Online Application System          
  • Task-based minimum qualifications
  • Competency modeling in classification and examination
  • Hands-on performance testing
  • Physical Aptitude testing
  • Merit System guidelines
  • Validation of testing materials
  • Internal/external job alignment
  • Salary/Classification surveys
  • Due process monitoring
  • Appeal hearings