As part of the district’s innovative urban school reform initiative to close achievement gaps and enable students to participate in a global economy, the district converted the Human Resources Department into the Office of Talent Management & Labor Relations (OTM-LR). The key approach of OTM-LR is to partner with each school’s Human Capital Manager – the Principal – to improve student learning by attracting, developing, and retain high-quality teaching talent.

The Office of Talent Management & Labor Relations will ensure that each school is led by an effective leader and that each leader has the support to develop and retain highly qualified teachers — from recruitment to induction and ultimately through their career path development. We will employ effective, efficient, and collaborative processes and systems for staffing of qualified educational personnel; collection and communication of employee performance data; guidance and support with performance management; and recruitment, induction, and retention of new talent.

• Recruitment and Selection

• Assignment and Staffing

• Induction

• Compensation and Benefits

• Performance Management

• Professional Development

• Differentiation and Career Management

• Preparation and Licensure