Systemwide HR Policy is responsible for developing and interpreting personnel policies and other employment-related programs, guidelines and procedures for staff employees. 

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HR Policy Resources

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Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM) and Selected Systemwide Policies

Senior Management Group (SMG) Human Resources Policies

Policy Creation and Review Process

HR Policies and Policy Owners


Dianna Henderson

Executive Director of HR Policy and Chief of Staff to the VP

Phone: (510) 987-9484


Melanie Carr


Phone: (510) 987-0360


Abby Norris

Policy Specialist

Phone: (510) 987-0612


Olga Zundel

Policy Specialist

Phone: (510) 987-9546


In-Progress Policy Reviews (Last updated May 23, 2019)

PPSM 36 – Classification of Positions

Full Review

PPSM 2.210 – Absence From Work

Full Review

PPSM 84 – Accommodations for Nursing Mothers

Full Review

PPSM 23 – Performance Management

Full Review

Recently Issued Policies

Resources For Systemwide HR Policy Coordinators

Other Policy Resources