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Sandra Bruce is a Consultant with Bolton specializing in public sector job analysis and classification. With 31 years of experience in state government, she has a long history of providing effective position classification services and recommendations.

Sandra served as a Classification and Compensation Analyst with the Georgia Merit System during the Georgia Gain project and also served as a functional SME during the state’s Job Code Redesign project, providing insight and recommendations on a statewide level.

Most recently, Sandra served as a Senior Human Resources Consultant for the Georgia Department of Labor, focusing on classification and compensation reviews, COVID protocols, and strategic recruitment efforts. Prior to that, Sandra was the Human Resources Director for the Georgia Department of Defense, the state agency responsible for oversight and support of the Georgia Army and Air National Guard. In that capacity, she spent two decades managing the classification and compensation for over 600 positions in multiple job functions including education, engineering, finance, maintenance, social services, and fire protection services. Sandra created internal pay plans for the agency, customizing each approach to accommodate the budget for the program and the strategic goals of management.

Sandra earned a Master of Public Administration from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English from LaGrange College. She has held her PHR certification since 2000.

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