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

      You may submit requests for employment verification directly to Talent:
      • Download and complete this Verification Request Form
      • Submit your request form (along with any third-party form):





    *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.