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(a) Every employee has the right to inspect personnel records pursuant to Section 1198.5 of the Labor Code.

(b) In addition to subdivision (a), all of the following shall apply to an employee of a school district:

(1) Information of a derogatory nature shall not be entered into an employee's personnel records unless and until the employee is given notice and an opportunity to review and comment on that information. The employee shall have the right to enter, and have attached to any derogatory statement, his or her own comments. The review shall take place during normal business hours and the employee shall be released from duties for this purpose without salary reduction.

(2) The employee shall not have the right to inspect personnel records at a time when the employee is actually required to render services to the district.

(3) A noncredentialed employee shall have access to his or her numerical scores obtained as a result of a written examination.

(4) Except as provided in paragraph (3), nothing in this section shall entitle an employee to review ratings, reports, or records that (A) were obtained prior to the employment of the person involved, (B) were prepared by identifiable examination committee members, or (C) were obtained in connection with a promotional examination.


Labor Code 1198.5

(Added by Stats 2000, Ch. 886, Sec. 1)