California Governor Names Hagen Department of Industrial Relations Director

March 10, 2020

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has named Katrina S. Hagen director of the California Department of Industrial Relations.

She fills the position vacated by former director Christine Baker, who retired in 2018.

Hagen, 47, of Sacramento, has served as chief deputy director at the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration since 2017. She was deputy director of operations at the California Department of Human Resources from 2015 to 2017 and chief of human resources at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System from 2011 to 2015.

Katrina S. Hagen, director of the California Department of Industrial Relations

Other roles in which Hagen, a Democrat, has served include: adjunct faculty at the University of San Francisco from 2000 to 2011; deputy director at California Correctional Healthcare Services from 2006 to 2011; and assistant deputy director at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from 2002 to 2006.

The position requires Senate confirmation. The compensation is $195,708.

Other workforce positions recently filled by the Newsom administration include:

  • Andrew R. Baron, of Sacramento, has been appointed special assistant to the deputy director of the Workforce Services Branch at the Employment Development Department.
  • Doris Ng, of Berkeley, has been appointed general counsel at the Department of Industrial Relations.
  • Judith Freyman, 69, of Rocklin, has been reappointed to the Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board.

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