Chief Equal Employment Opportunity

John Fellin

John Fellin

John Fellin joined the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (OEEO) as the Chief in January 2024. In this position, John leads a team of professionals in ensuring ODNI is a positive, equitable, and productive work environment where all employees feel welcome, respected, and valued. OEEO ensures that equal employment opportunity (EEO) and compliance with federal laws and regulations are incorporated into the ODNI’s policies, practices, strategies, and principles. OEEO also executes compliance reporting to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office of Personnel Management, the Office of Management and Budget, the Department of Justice, and provides informational briefings to Congress. The OEEO Chief is the principal advisor to the DNI and senior leaders on EEO compliance matters and issues Final Agency Decisions in certain EEO cases.

Prior to being appointed Chief of OEEO, Mr. Fellin served as the NRO’s Director of the Office of Equality & Inclusion (OE&I), beginning in January 2022. In that role, John managed a range of EEO and diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility programs. John was assigned to the NRO following Joint Duty Assignments to the Office of General Counsel at the CIA and the Executive Office of the President.

Mr. Fellin has served with the ODNI since January 2015. Until 2020, John was the Director of EEO Compliance in what is now OEEO. Before coming to ODNI, John served many years as an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Administrative Judge at the Washington Field Office, including management roles involving Federal Sector Hearings and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program. His other notable assignments include handling employment, national security (counterterrorism) matters at the FBI, and serving as Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer for the Terrorist Screening Center. Previously, John has served as a prosecutor in the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia.

John received a B.A. from the University of New Mexico and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. He is an alumnus of the Partnership for Public Service’s Excellence in Government Fellows Program. John’s volunteer activities include previous service as a federal sector mediator for the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) ADR Mediator Corps, and for the EEOC’s Washington Field Office’s federal sector ADR program, and as a pro bono attorney for the DOJ, handling private sector matters.