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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. What is the Oakland Human Resources Consortium?
    The Oakland Human Resources Consortium (OHRC) a consortium of Oakland County school districts dedicated to the recruitment, selection, employment and professional growth of quality educators. When you submit your application, it will be entered into the OHRC database. It will be made available to all districts in the Consortium. Through the submission of a single application, you will have actually applied to all member districts.

  2. What districts are in the Consortium?
    Avondale, Clarenceville, Berkley, Birmingham, Clarkston, Farmington, Holly, Huron Valley, Madison, Novi, Oak Park, Oakland Schools, Pontiac, Rochester, South Lyon, Walled Lake, Waterford and West Bloomfield.

  3. Is there a fee to apply with the Consortium? How long does my application stay on file?
    There is no fee to apply to the consortium. Your application will stay active for one year from the date of application or your most recent modification.

  4. How do I apply to the Consortium?
    Submit your application via the on-line process at http://www.oakland.k12.mi.us/ohrc. When you submit your online application to the consortium, you should also upload supporting documents including your resume, teaching certificate, college transcripts, letters of reference, teaching credentials, etc. Your resume and supporting documentation should not exceed 12 pages.

  5. Can I apply to individual district postings?
    Beginning April 1, 2005 you will have the opportunity to apply directly to individual district postings. This can be accomplished by clicking on the posting button of the desired position to electronically link your completed application to the posting. You need to complete the application only once. However, you must link each time a position is open. Questions? Call 248.209.2527 or toll free 877.277.5962.

  6. Will someone from the OHRC contact me?
    You will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of your application. The OHRC staff will not contact you by phone regarding your status. If you are considered for a position by one of the member districts then that district will contact you.

  7. How do I revise my application that is already in the system?
    Beginning April 1, 2005, the OHRC will be using a new application software provider. All previously submitted applications will not be transferred to the new database. You must resubmit your application to the OHRC for consideration. You can revise or update your application multiple times per year by logging in to the system at http://www.oakland.k12.mi.us/ohrc and make any necessary changes. It is important for your application to be up to date at all times. Please be sure we always have your correct mailing address, email address and telephone number(s). Equally important are name changes, additional degrees, new employers, etc.

  8. What happens if a non-member district hires me while my resume is on file with the Consortium?
    If you accept a position outside of the consortium we ask that you notify the OHRC staff via email at ohrc@oakland.k12.mi.us. An administrative note indicating your hire will be included with your application.

  9. Will I be notified of open positions within the consortium?
    As in the past, the consortium will not notify you if there is an open position for which you qualify. However, the new software database requires you to actively apply for desired posting by linking your application to individual district postings listed on the website. To ensure your application is considered for desired positions and districts, please visit the website frequently. You need to complete the application only once. However, you must link you application to any posting for which you wish to be considered. For information on open positions in consortium districts, please access this job postings web page: www.oakland.k12.mi.us/ohrc.

We hope these frequently asked questions will be of assistance to you. If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to contact the Oakland Human Resources Office at 248.209.2527 or toll free at 877.277.5962. We can also be reached via e-mail at bobbie.sanders@oakland.k12.mi.us. Please note that during the hiring recruitment season there may be a high volume of calls so it would be helpful if you would leave your full name (spell out if possible), your ID number, and the reason for your call. A member of the OHRC staff will respond back to you as soon as possible.


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