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Karen Blakely

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Karen Blakely joined RGS as an Advisor in the Human Resources service group in 2017. Karen leads projects for various RGS partner agencies such as performing and coordinating complex classification and compensation studies and developing and updating job specifications.

Karen has over twenty years of professional experience in Human Resources for public sector agencies. Her areas of expertise include personnel budgeting, labor negotiation costing, and conducting classification and compensation projects as well as recruitment and selection. Karen also has experience in employee and labor relations.

Karen is a Certified Professional through the International Public Management Association – Human Resources (IPMA-HR).

Outside of work, Karen is the author of both young adult and paranormal romantic fantasy novels. She enjoys her friends, her cats, travel, art journaling, live theater, and a variety of crafts.