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Human Resources

The Board of Education of Harford County recognizes the power of highly skilled employees in every position in the school system toward maximizing student achievement. It is the responsibility of the school system to recruit, hire, and retain the best personnel available, and to provide all staff with high quality, job-embedded professional development.

The Board of Education of Harford County does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry/national origin, color, disability, pregnancy, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

In accordance with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §1681, et seq.), Harford County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its programs or activities or with regard to employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX, and its implementing regulations to Harford County Public Schools:

Involving students, refer to: Ken Miller, 102 South Hickory Avenue, Bel Air, MD 21014 
at (410) 375-0408 or;

Involving all other members of the school community, refer to: Renee McGlothlin, 102 South Hickory Avenue, Bel Air, MD 21014 
at (410) 809-6087 or

Discrimination complaints may also be filed with other agencies, such as the Office of Civil Rights in the United States Department of Education. Assistant Secretary for the Office of Civil Rights: 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202, 1-800-421-3481. For updated information on the Board of Education, visit

Career Opportunities at Harford County Public Schools

Office of Internal Investigations
102 S. Hickory Avenue
Bel Air, MD 21014

Background checks and fingerprinting are conducted in order to maintain a safe and healthy environment within Harford County Public Schools. Our goal of continuously promoting the physical, social, and psychological well-being of our students is accomplished through the initiation of adequate background investigations of all personnel as required by law.

Fingerprint appointments are only available to HCPS new hires or when the Office of Internal Investigations notifies an individual of the need to reprint due to clarification. If there is a question regarding this process or an issue scheduling an appointment, please contact the Office of Internal Investigations at 410-588-5247 .

Fingerprint cards/background checks from other school systems, government offices, or police agencies will not be accepted.

Click here to schedule an appointment or to obtain additional information.

Employment Benefits

Employment Benefits
Retirement Programs
Verification of Employment and Income Service – The Work Number

Maryland Certification

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) authorizes our school system to provide certification services to individuals who are in a position which requires a certificate (teachers, specialists, administrators). Therefore, current HCPS employees whose positions do not require a certificate (non-teachers, substitute teachers, etc.) and individuals who are no longer employed by HCPS who have questions about certification must work through MSDE’s Certification Branch.

To search for teacher certification information, begin by accessing the Divisions, Educator Effectiveness, Certification Branch page of the MSDE website at: FAQs may be accessed by clicking on the link located on the right sidebar of the Certification Branch page.

  • MSDE, Certification Branch: 410-767-0412
  • Toll-free Number: 866-772-8922

HCPS employees, whose positions require a certificate, please refer to the certification information located in the Human Resources, Certification Department section of the HCPS SharePoint Site.

Employee Benefits Forms, Guides, Forms and Documents, and Negotiated Agreements

Employee Benefits Forms
Employee Benefits Guides
Forms and Documents

CareFirst creates and publishes the Machine-Readable Files on behalf of Harford County Public Schools. To link to the Machine-Readable Files, please click on the URL provided below:

Retiree Benefits Forms and Guides

Retiree Benefits Forms
Retiree Benefits Guides