Welcome to Human Resources

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    The Human Resources Department is committed to recruiting, hiring, developing, and retaining the highest qualified individuals to meet the educational goals and aspirations of our diverse student population. We affirm our commitment to quality customer service, respect, teamwork, and innovation.

    The Human Resources Department serves the certificated and classified employees of the Pasadena Unified School District.

    PUSD always welcomes feedback from all stakeholders.  You are invited to submit your questions, comments or concerns via the email provided here.

  • Services include:
    • Hiring Professional and Qualified Staff
    • New Employee Orientation
    • Teacher Induction Program
    • Assigning Substitute Teachers: Ensuring Classrooms Are Appropriately Staffed at the Beginning of Every School Day
    • Update HR Related Board Policies and Administrative Regulations
    • Employee Leaves 
    • Union Contract Negotiations
    • Respond to Employee Complaints and Grievances 

    For directions to our office, please click here.

  • "Go beyond merely communicating to ‘connecting’ with people." – Jerry Bruckner
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Department Contacts

  • Main Line: 626-396-3600 
    Classified: Ext. 88390
    Certificated: Ext. 88380
    Fax: 626-584-1658

    Business Hours:
    Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Dr. Sergio Canal
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    (626) 396-3600 Ext. 88194

    Richard Ibarra
    Executive Secretary
    (626) 396-3600 Ext. 88194

    Dr. Jen Alcazar
    Director, Human Resources
    (626) 396-3600 Ext. 88778

    Joanna Flores
    Administrative Assistant
    (626) 396-3600 Ext. 88777

    Denise McElroy
    Personnel Operations Supervisor
    (626) 396-3600 Ext. 88776

    Yvonne Garcia
    Substitute Desk
    (626) 396-3600 Ext. 88401

    Sub Calling System:
    (626) 414-5018


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