Edmond Sims, Jr. was named Deputy District Director in the Memphis District Office of the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in January 2017. He is responsible for the management and supervision of all enforcement functions throughout the district which encompasses the states of Tennessee, Arkansas and the northern seventeen counties of Mississippi.
Mr. Sims earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Baker University, Baldwin, Kansas in 1994. He received his Masters degree in Public Administration from Troy University, Troy, Alabama in 2003.
From 1983 to 2006, Mr. Sims served in various capacities as a U. S. Air Force Officer culminating in his retirement from the U. S. Military in 2006.
Mr. Sims started his career with the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2007 as an Investigator and was promoted to District Resource Manager in 2009. During his tenure as an investigator, his performance led to his selection as the FY2008 and FY2009 Investigator of the Year for the Memphis District, as well as the 2009 Memphis Federal Executive Association’s Federal Employee of the Year, in the Outstanding Specialist category. Mr. Sims has received several awards from the agency including the Chair’s Gold Award in 2014 for his outstanding performance in the areas of Human Resources, Financial Management and Information Technology.
Mr. Sims is a frequent speaker on a variety of employment discrimination issues across the district. He has also volunteered in the community with Memphis Junior Achievement Program and was selected as the Memphis Junior Achievement Volunteer of the Year for 2014.