John Sim is the Director of the Headquarters Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Office, Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Mr. Sim’s program directs and oversees the activities of developing and implementing comprehensive EEO and affirmative employment plans for the program offices falling under the DHS Office of the Secretary. He manages the EEO complaint process, including informal and formal complaint processing, and alternative dispute resolution; provides advice and guidance to managers, supervisors, and employees; implements an affirmative employment plan to monitor and assess the composition of the Headquarters workforce; manages the reasonable accommodation process; and develops policies and procedures that address systemic EEO issues.
Prior to joining DHS, Mr. Sim was the Assistant Director for EEO Complaints Management at the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Justice Management Division. Mr. Sim’s responsibilities included administration of the EEO complaints process from intake through investigation; provision of authoritative technical advice and training to management officials and employees on all matters related to the EEO process; development of departmental EEO policies; and advancement of new and strategic EEO programs and initiatives.
Prior to joining the federal sector, Mr. Sim worked in private practice. Mr. Sim earned his law degree from the American University’s Washington College of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.