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Laura A. Sepulveda Ramirez

U.S. Department of Transportation

2022 fellow

Human Resources leader, workforce strategist, and diversity, equity, and inclusion champion.

Ms. Sepulveda is a Human Resources (HR) leader, workforce strategist, and diversity, equity, and inclusion champion with over 15 years of experience formulating, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating human capital management programs and activities.

In her most recent role at the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Ms. Sepulveda served as a division chief leading the development, implementation, and administration of HR information systems, workforce data analysis initiatives, policies and guidance, accountability programs, and the agency’s workforce and succession planning efforts. She led efforts to develop, implement, and communicate FHWA’s Future of Work strategy and framework. She also led the creation and implementation of the Hot Off the HR Desk, a webinar series designed to keep all agency employees informed of workplace flexibilities, work scheduling options, and policy changes during emergencies. In addition, she spearheaded HR modernization efforts by overseeing the design, test, and deployment of automation projects.

Ms. Sepulveda previously served as the FHWA Diversity Management Committee’s Diversity Program Manager and was responsible for the development, implementation, measurement, and evaluation of cross-organizational and multi-level programs and initiatives that foster a diverse and inclusive organizational environment. In 2018, the Secretary of Transportation recognized her with the Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Award for her commitment to fostering an inclusive environment and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the Federal Highway Administration.

Ms. Sepulveda has a B.B.A. in Organizational Studies and an MBA with a concentration in Human Resources Management from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus.

As a WHLDP Fellow, Ms. Sepulveda is assigned to The Office of Personnel Management.

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