Sally currently serves as the Vice Chair of the NIST Measurement Services Council. She is also serving as the Chair of the SIM Quality System Task Force. The task force is the standing body, within the regional metrology organization for the Americas, responsible for ensuring that peer reviewed quality management systems are fully implemented by the National Metrology Institutes within the Americas and Caribbean.
As the Quality Manager for NIST’s Measurement Services, Sally is responsible for the implementation of the NIST Quality Management System (QMS) by:
Sally is a qualified lead assessor for the ISO 9000 series of quality management systems, is a Peer Evaluator for accreditation bodies throughout the regions of Asia Pacific and the Americas using the ISO/IEC 17011 standard. She is also a Peer Reviewer for National Metrology Institutes within the Americas, for quality systems based on the ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 17034.
Sally previously served as the Chief of the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) from 2006-2011. NVLAP is the accreditation body that NIST administers.
She was previously a NIST metrologist who performed Optical Radiation Measurements and Calibrations.
2022 MML Accolades, Service and Support to NIST MML, For developing the MML Metrology Quick Start Guide, a collaboratively-developed resource applicable to all in our pursuit of excellence in measurement science. Group award.
2021 B. Stephen Carpenter Award, For leadership in quality management for national metrology institutes and advancing information systems of the International System of Units: Ms. Bruce, NIST’s first Quality Manager, is recognized for her work in modernizing and leading the implementation of NIST’s quality management system across NIST laboratories; her leadership of the Inter-American Metrology Organization’s (SIM) Quality System Task Force; and her efforts in advancing the information systems of the Bureau International des Poids et Measures (BIPM) during an onsite detail. Quality management systems such as NIST’s are a necessary component for the recognition of national measurement competencies. Ms. Bruce’s contributions serve as a role model for quality managers of national metrology institutes internationally. Her outstanding leadership and contributions prompted Ms. Bruce’s nomination and election to chair the SIM Quality System Task Force. The B. Stephen Carpenter Award, established in 2017, is granted for outstanding achievements or contributions in building ties between NIST and the international measurement community, including other national metrology institutes and international organizations who play a role in the global measurement system.
NIST - DOC Bronze Medal Award in 2005 for developing the NIST Quality Management System and for achieving its international acceptance.
NIST - DOC Bronze Medal Award in 1995 for developing the NIST Quality Management System supporting the calibrations provided by the Radiometric Physics Division.