Katie Hagen was appointed to the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) by Governor Gavin Newsom in March 2020.
Director Hagen has a long civil service career, spanning 25 years in various leadership capacities where she held a variety of roles – but with a consistent focus on supporting and educating employers and workers on their obligations and rights in the workplace. Director Hagen served as chief deputy director at the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, deputy director of operations at the California Department of Human Resources, chief of human resources at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, deputy director at California Correctional Healthcare Services and assistant deputy director at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Director Hagen also served as adjunct faculty at the University of San Francisco for more than a decade teaching public administration, leadership communication and human resources administration. She earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of San Francisco.