Department of Human Resources

Welcome to the Omaha Public Schools Human Resources webpage.


The work of Human Resources is to recruit, support and retain talented and qualified employees. We are committed to providing prompt, courteous, and quality customer service to our faculty, staff, and community. We accomplish this by supporting:


  • Recruiting, Hiring, and Onboarding Quality Staff
  • Managing Employee Relations
  • Providing Outstanding Service in Workers’ Compensation, Insurance Management, and HR Information Systems
  • Supporting Substitute needs across the district
  • General support in the retention and ongoing development of quality staff

We trust that you will find our site informative, useful and easy to navigate. Please use the information provided as a starting point in your career journey with OPS. If you need additional assistance, please contact any Human Resources staff member.


Thank you for visiting our webpage!



Charles Wakefield

Chief Human Resources Officer

Omaha Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Omaha Public Schools affirms a positive intent regarding the climate of sensitivity and respect for human beings which includes equal employment opportunity.

The election of all employees shall be by action of the Board of Education upon recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or handicapping condition, age or national origin.  Nominations for election shall be made by the Superintendent who shall review all information and recommendations bearing upon all applications.  Such a nomination and election of an employee shall be subject to the provisions of the laws of the State of Nebraska as well as these policies and regulations.

Drug Free Work Place

The following Position Statement on a Drug Free Workplace has been adopted by the Board of Education of the Omaha Public Schools.

  • The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of a controlled substance by any Omaha Public School employee is strictly prohibited at any time or place whether on or off duty.
  • Any employee violating this prohibition will be subject to severe disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
  • As a condition of employment, all employees must notify the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources of any conviction for violating federal or state criminal laws regarding controlled substances. Such notification must be made within five (5) days after such conviction. As a condition of continued employment, all employees must abide by the terms of the Position Statement.
  • All employees shall receive a copy of this Position Statement.


The Omaha Public Schools participates in E-Verify.

E-Verify is an Internet-based system operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). For more information, click the links below.

E- Verify Posters

Right to Work Posters