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Beaverton schools hire consultant to monitor loss of employee info

Timesheets for 1,600 workers reported missing in July from district facility

The Beaverton School District has hired a national security and risk management consulting company to make sure employees of the Beaverton School District aren't victims of identity theft.

The district has hired Kroll ID TheftSmart to monitor the records of 1,600 employees whose timesheets were taken in July from a district storage facility.

Those timesheets were for employees who worked from January through April 2003 for the district in capacities beyond regular contracted duties such as classroom teachers who offered additional services outside the normal teaching day or those hired as substitute teachers, said Sue Robertson, the district's chief human resources officer.

'We have no indication whatsoever there's been any I.D. theft,' said Robertson.

However, she said the district is concerned because the sheets included employee names, Social Security numbers and work sites.