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Human Resources

2019 HR Staff

2019 HR Staff: (L-R) Thomas Alvarez, Angela Simmons, Heidi Hopkins, Karen Woodruff, Cindy Mauch, Lindsey Eckersley, Jenni Pong & Matt Webber

The Human Resources Department is responsible for:

  • Managing the personnel function for all staff within the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education
  • Managing fingerprinting Program for school employees, community based programs
  • Issuing and monitoring credentials and authorizing work within the public education system in San Luis Obispo County, as well as for general members of the public who wish to obtain a credential
  • Supporting school districts within San Luis Obispo County with any personnel assistance they may require.

The department works with the California Commission for Teacher Credentialing in issuing credentials in accordance with California State law. Additionally, the SLOCOE Human Resources Department monitors credentials for all school districts in the county to ensure teachers and administrators working in public education have current credentials and are working within their credential’s area of authorization.

The Human Resources Department holds quarterly Human Resources Forum meetings for all personnel staff in school districts within the county. These meetings provide the opportunity to find solutions for problems and to share expertise with peers in the personnel field.

SLOCOE eNews for September

Read the latest SLOCOE news including a message from Dr. Brescia, staff introductions and transitions and events.

Chief Human Resources Officer
Thomas E. Alvarez, Chief Human Resources Officer
Thomas E. Alvarez
Confidential Administrative Assistant
Angela Simmons, Confidential Administrative Assistant
Angela Simmons

Association Contract Updates
Frontline Substitute Placement
Classified Professional Growth
Collective Bargaining Data
Mandated Costs
School Calendars
Teacher of the Year Program

Credentials Manager
Heidi Hopkins, Credential Manager
Heidi Hopkins

Assignment Monitoring
Certificated Employee Professional Growth Program
Federal & State Reports
Maintain Employee Contracts
Salary Placement (Certificated & Management Employees)
Salary Schedules Preparation and Maintenance

Confidential Human Resources Specialist
Cynthia Mauch, Human Resources Specialist
Cynthia Mauch

CCTC (California Commission on Teacher Credentialing)
Credentialing for Teachers
Health Benefits
Job Descriptions
Leaves of Absence
Personnel Commission/Merit System Rules
Wage/Step Increases

Confidential Human Resources Specialist
Jenni Pong, Human Resources Specialist
Jenni Pong

Classified Recruitment
DOJ Results
Health Benefits

Confidential Human Resources Specialist
Karen Woodruff, Human Resources Specialist
Karen Woodruff

Certificated Recruitment
Grizzly Recruitment
Resignations / Retirement
Student Teaching/Internships
Workers Compensation

Human Resources Technician
Lindsey Eckersley, Human Resources Technician
Lindsey Eckersley

Address/Name changes
Absence Tracking and Administration
Substitute Recruitment/Orientation
TB Tracking
Unemployment Claims / Verification of Employment

Fingerprint Technician

Matt Webber, Fingerprint Technician
Matt Webber

Livescan Fingerprint Services


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