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Sally S Bruce (Fed)

Quality Manager, NIST Measurement Services

As the Quality Manager for NIST’s Measurement Services, Sally is responsible for the implementation of the NIST Quality Management System (QMS) by:

  • Organizing and scheduling NIST-level QMS assessments;
  • Conducting a NIST-wide evaluation of individual Division management reviews and produces a report on the health of the NIST QMS;
  • Serving as chair of the NIST Measurement Services Council;
  • Following through on timely completion of any revisions of NIST-QM-I such as those required by any changes that occur in applicable international standards such as ISO 17025, ISO 17034 and ISO 17043;
  • Maintaining document control for NIST-QM-I;
  • Serving as the NIST representative to the SIM QSTF for the presentation of NIST quality systems and assessments and reviewing the quality systems of other NMIs in SIM;
  • Reviewing the NIST quarterly quality reports and provides a cumulative summary quarterly report to the Associate Director for Laboratory Programs, the Laboratory Directors, and the Division Chiefs/Office Directors;
  • Guaranteeing that the current version of the NIST-QM-I is available on the NIST website and,
  • Ensuring that NIST assessors are trained.

Sally previously served as the Chief of the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) from 2006-2011.

She was a previously a NIST metrologist who performed Optical Radiation Measurements and Calibrations.

She 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.


The NIST Plan for Providing Public Access to Results of Federally Funded Research

Katherine E. Sharpless, Regina L. Avila, Sally S. Bruce, Wo L. Chang, Robert M. Dimeo, Virginia Covahey, Alan K. Dohne, Heather M. Evans, Aaron P. Fein, Donna J. Kimball, Andrea M. Medina-Smith, Alan E. Munter, James K. Olthoff, Dianne L. Poster, Kathleen M. Roberts, Susannah B. Schiller, John H. Scott, Barbara P. Silcox, James A. St Pierre, Mark D. Stiles
Documentation of the evolution of NIST's plan for providing public access to results of federally funded research is provided, including the plan itself
Created October 9, 2019, Updated December 8, 2022