Aleksandra (Sandy) Stapczynski
Sandy Stapczynski is nationally recognized in the field of public personnel administration as a contributor to ICMA’s leading publication in this field, Human Resource Management in Local Government: An Essential Guide (1st 2nd 3rd Editions). She recently authored an ICMA IQ Management Report on Staffing and Utilization Studies, where she detailed the methods, processes, and procedures for conducting comprehensive staffing, utilization and organizational/management studies. She has nearly thirty years of experience in technical assistance to more than 250 local governments in areas of personnel management. In addition to pay and classification, she has worked in other areas of personnel management including management analysis, salary/benefits surveys, personnel bylaws/regulations, performance appraisal and merit systems, job descriptions, recruitment and selection, personnel system audits, staffing, and general personnel management assistance. She has studied every functional area of local government, and has conducted hundreds of compensation and classification studies in New England in diverse communities varying from Boston (MA), Hatfield (MA), Brewster (MA), South Berwick (ME), Newport (RI) and Wilmington (VT). More recently she has partnered with MRI to conduct workshops and HR consulting work in New Hampshire.
Prior to establishing her own firm, Ms. Stapczynski was a Financial Supervisor with the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. Her previous employment also includes the Massachusetts Municipal Association, a non-profit organization supporting local government. While at the MMA, she specialized in personnel management consulting to hundreds of cities and towns.
Ms. Stapczynski has been asked to speak on panels at the Massachusetts Municipal Association Annual Meeting and at meetings of the Massachusetts Municipal Personnel Association, Massachusetts Library Association, and at the New Hampshire Local Government Center. She has served as adjunct professor and guest speaker at colleges/universities in the Boston area. She has business and professional memberships with the Massachusetts Municipal Association, Massachusetts Municipal Personnel Association, Society for Human Resource Management, and the Economic Research Institute. Ms. Stapczynski holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Suffolk University, Boston (Public Service Fellowship), a Bachelor’s Degree in Government from Suffolk University, Boston, and an Associate’s Degree in Business from Bunker Hill Community College. Post-graduate work was completed in the State Management Development Program, Institute for Governmental Services, University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Ms. Stapczynski has been actively involved in New England local government as a practitioner and a management consultant since 1982. Over the years she has consulted to various county governments including Hampshire County (MA), Dukes County (MA), Franklin County (MA), and Worcester County (MA). She has also performed consulting engagements with regional planning agencies such as the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) which represents 101 communities in MA, and the Montachusetts Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) which represents 22 communities in MA.