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Karen BakerKaren Baker
Associate Director, Human Capital and Administrative and Enterprise Information, USGS
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Karen Baker is the Associate Director for the Office of Administration and Enterprise Information (AEI) and Acting Associate Director for Human Capital (HC). Under Ms. Baker's leadership, AEI provides bureau-level policy, program development and direction related to the business administration; information technology infrastructure; and enterprise IT processes and systems. As the Acting Associate Director for Human Capital, Ms. Baker leads strategic initiatives such as workforce planning, administration of pay and benefits, staffing and classification, conflict management, organization development, employee learning and development and serves as co-chair of the Best Places to Work Council.

Career History and Highlights

Prior to her current role, Ms. Baker was the Deputy Chief Financial Officer at the USGS, beginning in 2003, after having served as Finance Officer at the Department of the Interior's Office of the Secretary and at the Minerals Management Service. From 1996 to 1997, she was Systems Branch Chief of the USGS's Office of Accounting and Financial Management. She has served in the Federal government for more than 25 years.


Ms. Baker received her bachelor's degree in business administration, with a concentration in accounting and economics, from Fairmont State College in West Virginia and is a graduate of DOI's Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program.


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