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News | June 16, 2021

Human capital program champion earns acceptance to DLA Hall of Fame

By Christopher Goulait DLA Public Affairs

Editor’s note: This is the fifth of nine stories featuring 2020 DLA Hall of Fame inductees. A video highlighting inductees’ contributions to the agency will be broadcast on DLA’s Facebook page June 23.

Advancements in hiring, training and recognizing employees have earned former Human Resources Staff Director Sandra Miller a place in the 2020 Defense Logistics Agency Hall of Fame.

Miller spent most of her 30-year federal career driving changes in DLA’s equal employment opportunity and human resources offices. Her contributions began in equal employment opportunity, where she spearheaded DLA’s first handbook on processing EEO complaints for agencywide use.

Miller went on to expand the agency’s human capital program through initiatives like strategic workforce planning, corporate recruitment, change management and the Enterprise Leader Development Program, all of which are still in use. The efforts ranged from attracting new talent to measuring the agency’s success on organizational culture traits.

Expanding training and advancement opportunities available to DLA employees, Miller directed policies and procedures for implementing the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Career Development Program and Acquisition Career Program Board.

The ripples of Miller’s work can also still be felt in workforce recognition programs such as the DLA Annual Employee Recognition Awards Ceremony, as well as the team and organizational excellence awards that are presented during the December ceremony.

“Through her leadership, innovation and ‘can do’ attitude, she developed tools and resources that contributed to the training, education and development of the DLA workforce,” DLA Human Resources Director Brad Bunn said in the nomination.

Miller retired in 2014.

Editor's note: View Miller's segment of the 2020 DLA Hall of Fame ceremony video from June 23: