Sandra D. Bruce is the Deputy Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Education (ED). Bruce is a results-oriented leader with more than 30 years of experience directing, overseeing, and managing complex audit, inspections, and investigative-related programs.
Prior to joining ED, Bruce was the Assistant Inspector General for Inspections at the U.S. Department of Energy, a position she also held at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency from 2006 to 2009. From 1997 to 2006, Bruce was a leader with the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, directing its Law Enforcement and Postal Service Security unit and its Computer Assisted Audit Techniques unit. From 1986 to 1997, Bruce was with the U.S. Army Audit Agency, where she began her public service career as an auditor, rising to an Audit Supervisor and Associate Program Director. Bruce was also a Legislative Fellow for Senator Carl Levin.
Bruce has received numerous awards for her work, including a 2012 Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency Award for Excellence, Distinguished Achievement Awards, and Exceptional Performance Awards. Bruce has been active in the IG community and currently serves on the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency’s Deputy Inspector General Committee, and previously served on the Intelligence Community Inspector General's Assistant Inspector General for Inspections Working Group.
Bruce earned her Master of Science in Information Systems from Hawaii Pacific University and her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Fayetteville State University.