OUSD Talent Department - Employee Services

    The Talent Department helps you manage your business relationship with OUSD and your confidential personnel information and records. 
    Please don't hesitate to contact us with general questions at 879-0202.  
    If you have a question about your paycheck, please contact the Payroll department at 879-0206.
    • Confidential consultation and assistance - your Employee Support Specialist  
      Your Employee Support Specialist can answer many questions about your compensation and position classification, and may also refer you to the appropriate party in HR for more specialized assistance (e.g. leave, disability, benefits, retirement, etc) 


    If you are not certain which is your ESS, please click this Departmental  Directory link to look up by your site or department  


    • Verify Income or Employment

      OUSD uses a third party vendor, The Work Number, for employees to be able to authorize release of employment and income information (for loans, rental applications, etc)

      Call 1-800-367-5690 or go to http://www.theworknumber.com/  (Employer Code for OUSD: 10572). Click here to learn more on how to use The WorkNumber.
               If you need additional assistance, please contact Danielle Newton at danielle.newton@ousd.org 
    Please be aware that the turnaround time for manual assistance with verifications is 5-7 business days and can be longer during peak hiring season.  We encourage you to use The WorkNumber if possible!
    • Recruitment and Retention (credential assistance, professional development) 
      Director, Sarah Glasband: sarah.glasband@ousd.org



      • Please note: All Guest Teacher and Classified substitute requests from schools and teachers must come through the *SmartFind Express system - to access, call 510-379-9303 or go to https://oakland.eschoolsolutions.com/logOnInitAction.do 
      • *Teachers! Call 510-379-9303 as soon as you get your Employee ID to register and set up your account with SmartFind Express    
    The Oakland Unified School District does not discriminate in any program, activity, or in employment on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, gender, sex, or sexual orientation.