Human Resources Management

The Human Resources Management (HRM) Department hires skilled people. We find, train and support our employees. We deliver labor agreements, employee benefits, and more for all City of Oakland jobs. Our department reflects the diversity and strength of our city.

Equity Statement

The City of Oakland is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity, inclusion, and equity.  Oakland has a long history of activism around issues of justice and equity. Both oppression and this resistance to oppression have shaped the city’s historical roots and the lives of its residents to this day.  As public servants to one of the most diverse cities in the nation, we strive to develop employees who understand the harm and impacts of systemic inequity to create lasting, meaningful outcomes for everyone.  Oakland strives to establish an environment that embraces the richness of culture, community, and individualism of employees.
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Mary Hao

Director, Human Resources Management

On February 20, 2024, Mary Hao was appointed as Human Resources Director by City Administrator Jestin Johnson.

Mary Hao has dedicated her career to public service. She has over 25 years in public sector human resources and labor relations. Her experience includes serving as the Deputy Chief People Officer of Talent Acquisition for the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Director of Human Resources for the County of Marin. Mary began her career with the University of California, Office of the President in the Office of Labor Relations, and then joined the City and County of San Francisco where she worked for 14 years in labor and employee relations for the Department of Human Resources and then two years managing the human resources function at the Juvenile Probation Department. Mary has a B.A. in History and a minor in Asian American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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