The Department of Human Resources is responsible for the stewardship and management of our most valuable resource, the dedicated individuals who minister to and for the Diocese of Oakland. Our goal is to provide tools, policies, and resources to diocesan employees who lead, manage, and supervise, thus helping to insure that the Church is both a just and an effective employer. Our Department of Human Resources serves the practical, legal, and procedural needs of human resource management within the diocese, not just for the chancery, but for diocesan parishes and schools as well.
The Department of Human Resources coordinates recruitment efforts for professional and support positions, assures compliance with personnel legal issues, orients new employees, keeps comprehensive personnel files, provides training and development opportunities, coordinates compensation systems, assists managers with personnel issues, disseminates and evaluates personnel policies, documents employee transitions and terminations, and serves as a link to the Insurance and Benefits Office. For diocesan parishes and schools, the Department of Human Resources offers resumes from applicants for ministerial, school teaching and administrative positions, personnel policy information and training in human resource management, guidelines for the hiring and management of parish and school staff, consultation on parish personnel issues, and compensation information. Furthermore, the Department of Human Resources coordinates the Office of Dispute Resolution to help settle personnel disputes throughout the diocese.
Department of Human Resources
2121 Harrison St.
Oakland, CA 94612
Penny Pendola, Ed.D., Director
Gloria Espinoza, Associate Director