Sara E Clemente Rosa is a retired Federal employee currently serving as the League of United Latin American Citizens’ (LULAC) Director of Federal Affairs and CEO of the Herencia-Heritage LLC.
As such, she coordinates all activities under the Federal Training Institute (FTI), The FTI offers intensive and structured career development programs for government and public sector employees. In partnership with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and other Federal agencies, the Institutes offer workshops that enable attendees to enhance their leadership skills and develop the Executive Core Qualifications required for entry to the Senior Executive Service. Sara also assists and collaborates with NCHEPM and Federal agencies in addressing their Diversity challenges in recruiting, retaining and developing Hispanics. Sara started her career with the Federal Government in 1980, during which time she held numerous positions of special programs management within the Department of Labor, Department of Defense and the United States Postal Service (USPS). Sara also served as Human Resources Specialist/Recruiter for the US Department of Defense (DoD). In this capacity, she supported the Department’s initiatives for recruitment, hiring and retaining of a diverse workforce. She also showcased and promoted the many STEM careers available throughout DoD. In doing so, she implemented and managed the Student Training and Academic Recruitment (STAR) Program, created the DoD Hispanic working group, expanded DoD’s recruitment efforts throughout diverse communities by: establishing working partnership with other DoD components, community agencies and minority serving institutions; the creation and implementation of DoD Symposiums and DoD Invitational Career Fairs and the expansion of the Annual DoD Recruitment Extravaganza in Puerto Rico. Sara received her Baccalaureate in Education from the University of Puerto Rico, where she was recruited to teach for the Newark Board of Education. During her ten-year career with the Newark School system she served as a role model and mentor for Hispanic students and others. Sara is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Department of Labor Secretary, Exceptional Award; the USPS National Individual Award for Successful Accomplishments in Celebrating Diversity; the National Hispanic Employment Managers Council Award and DoD awards. Sara is one of the team members involved in the creation of the University of Puerto Rico Alumni & Friends Association (UPRAA); implemented the UPRAA scholarship program and served on the UPRAA and the National Hispanic American Educational Fund Boards. She currently sits and represents LULAC at the Hispanic Council on Federal Employment. She is also a strong advocate for Latinos and issues that may affect their lives.