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    What We Do

    The Human Resources Department has 3 main areas of focus:

    1. Recruiting and deploying highly effective staff to high-needs schools to support the positive environment needed to cultivate our students and help them become productive members of the community.
    2. Labor and Employee Relations is responsible for administering the District's fourteen Collective Bargaining Agreements and policies impacting all employees, including contract grievance procedures, employee accommodations and allegations of discrimination.
    3. The Employee Assistance Program is a free and confidential counseling and referral resource available to all Seattle Public Schools employees and their family members.

    Need to take the Parapro test?

    To schedule a Parapro testing appointment, please go to  The cost to take the test is $55.00, payable by check or money order ONLY.  Please contact the Human Resources Department front desk to ask about a study guide for the test. Contact: 206-252-0215 or

    Verification of employment questions (for mortgage loans, loan forgiveness, for transferring to other districts)

    Loan applications for houses, automobile, purchases and leases:
    Verifiers can call The Work Number 1-800-367-5690 or 1-800-424-0253 (TTY - hearing impaired) or visit their website For more information visit Verification of Employment.

    Loan forgiveness:
    Complete the employee section of the Loan Forgiveness form and email it to  Please allow 2 business days for the form to be completed and returned to you.

    Employees transferring to another district:
    To obtain verification of professional experience if transferring to another district, submit your signed authorization from your new employer to: or Fax: 206-743-3021

    Benefits Questions

    Employee benefits are managed by our outside benefits administrator Sprague Israel Giles. Please contact them directly at 206-957-7066 or visit the benefits website.

    Where can I find the Human Resources forms?

    Human Resources forms can be found on the HR Forms webpage. If you have having trouble finding a particular form, please contact the HR front desk at 206-252-0215.