The commission shall appoint a personnel director within 90 days after the adoption of a merit system from an eligibility list established from a competitive examination given under the auspices of the commission. The commission shall appoint all employees paid from funds budgeted for the support of the commission and shall supervise the activities of those employees that are performed as a part of the functions of the commission. These employees shall be appointed from eligibility lists established pursuant to the provisions of this article, be classified employees of the community college district and shall be accorded all the rights, benefits, and burdens of any other classified employee serving in the regular service of the district, including representation by the appropriate exclusive representative, if any.
(Amended (as amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 572, Sec. 5) by Stats. 1984, Ch. 521, Sec. 18.)