Acting Executive Director Anselm Beach, Privacy and Diversity Office
Mr. Beach is currently serving as Acting, Executive Director, Privacy and Diversity Office. In this acting role, Mr. Beach is responsible safeguarding personally identifiable information (PII) pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974; processing all requests for information pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); preventing and addressing allegations of discrimination; and; implementing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Sexual Abuse and Assault in Confinement Facilities.
Prior to this, Mr. Beach served as CBP’s Director of the Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Office and was responsible for ensuring compliance with Federal equal employment opportunity laws, regulations, and Executive Orders by providing a policy framework for diversity, inclusion, and employee engagement initiatives, and complaints management. Under his leadership, the Division provides advice and guidance to Senior CBP field managers on the most difficult and complex areas of equal employment opportunity, mediation, workforce diversity and inclusion, employee engagement and EEO training.
Prior to coming to CBP, Mr. Beach served in a dual capacity as Chief of Diversity and EEO at the Washington DC, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Lead EEO Officer for Veterans Integrated Service Network 5; a geographic area consisting of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and portions of Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania (three major healthcare facilities and over 6,000 employees). He received the Secretary of Veterans Affairs Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Excellence Award for 2013.
He began his Federal career with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). During his tenure with the VA, he served in positions of increased responsibilities as a Health System Specialist, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Operations and Management; and as a Program Analyst, Office of Rural Health at VA Head Quarters; and as Strategic Planner for the VA MidSouth Healthcare Network, Nashville, TN.
A combat veteran of Operation Desert Storm, Mr. Beach received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the University of Maryland, University College and a Master of Science degree in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas. He is also a graduate of the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI); and the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business, CBP Leadership Institute.