Human Resources Overview

The purpose of the Union County Public Schools Human Resources Division is to secure and retain professional, knowledgeable employees who are culturally aware and prepared to work for the good of all children. We will accomplish this mission through conscientious customer service, cooperative networking, and the efficient use of technology.

The UCPS human Resources Division is responsible for overseeing the employment decisions for all Union County Public School employees, as well as staff development for employees. 

Union County Public Schools provides a valuable benefit to all employees and their immediate family members known as the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  It also provides beginning teacher support to all newly hired educators.

Top Reasons to Work in UCPS

  1. Union County is a great place to work and live. 
  2. Excellent employee benefits package
  3. Competitive local salary supplements
  4. $1,750 additional bonus for teaching in a high priority school
  5. $1,500 additional supplement for National Board Certification or Master’s
  6. Comprehensive support program for beginning teachers
  7. Excellent Instructional Program and support staff
  8. Fastest growing school district in North Carolina
  9. Approximately 35 miles east of Charlotte, the largest city in North Carolina
  10. Within 200 miles of major beaches and the mountains
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 In compliance with federal law, Union County Public Schools administers all educational programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age, or disability.

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    We are excited to announce that we have upgraded our SmartFindExpress Substitute Calling System to the latest and greatest version!

    Substitutes will continue to use their same access information:

    Substitute Access ID = The seven-digit phone number (no area code)
    Password = PIN Number

    What substitutes need to know pertaining to the upgrade:

    o New Telephone Access Number: 704-288-4082

    o New Web Address:

    o Substitutes will also be able to access SmartFindExpress directly from the UCPS Website at

    o Scroll to the bottom of the UCPS Home Page.

    o Click on the "STEMS" link under "Shortcuts for Employees".

    If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Elaine Cox, STEMS Operator, at

    Thank you for your ongoing service to Union County Public Schools.

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    The UCPS HR Division hosted the first historic Southwest Region Licensure HR Roundtable Network Meeting on October 30, 2015.


    The UCPS HR Support Services Department is gearing up for a competitive 2015-2016 recruitment season. You can help by sharing information about our great school district.


    The 2014-2015 UCPS HQT average is above the state HQT average. 


    Make a difference... apply to substitute or volunteer in a High Priority School. For more information, click on the "Substitute Teaching Services" or the "Volunteer Services" link to the left of this page.



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Dr. David Clarke

Dr. David Clarke, Deputy Superintendent for Human Resources