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Human Resources and Labor Relations


Karen L. Bathanti, Director

Cindy Genord, Team Coordinator


Karlyn Semlow, Service Director, Area A

Karlyn and her team provide human resources and employee relations services to the Circuit Court, Friend of the Court, Juvenile Division, Reimbursement, 42nd District Court, Probate Court, Macomb Community Action, Emergency Management, Information Technology, Michigan State University Extension, Office of the County Executive, Public Health, Public Works, Sheriff's Office, Treasurer's Office and Veterans' Services.

Area A Team:


Brian Jacks, Service Director, Area B

Area B provides human resources and employee relations services to Animal Control, Board of Commissioners, Community Corrections, Community Mental Health, Corporation Counsel, County Clerk/Register of Deeds, Department of Roads, Equalization, Facilities and Operations, Finance, Purchasing, Juvenile Justice Center, Macomb St. Clair Employee Training Agency, Planning and Economic Development and Prosecuting Attorney's Office.

Area B Team:


Stephanie Dobson, Retirement Administrator

Stephanie and her team provide services for retirement benefits and retiree health care benefits to County and Department of Roads retirees as well as to employees planning for retirement. 

Retirement Services:


Deborah Fortin, Benefits Administrator

Benefits Services:


Denise Krzeminski, Operations Coordinator

Denise and her team oversee human resource related data management and reporting, compliance and record retention activities, and position control and salary administration.