Anthony W. Cummings

Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Civil Rights 

Mr. Anthony W. Cummings is the Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Civil anthony w. cummings headshotRights. As Deputy Assistant Administrator, Mr. Cummings is responsible for assuring full, affirmative implementation of equity, inclusion, diversity, civil rights, equal employment opportunity and equal opportunity by recipients of FAA sponsored federal assistance. He manages and directs the diversity and civil rights programs consistent with Department of Transportation policy and functions and within the framework of civil rights laws and regulations. 

Prior to coming to the FAA, Mr. Cummings was a career Senior Executive Service (SES) member at the U.S. Department of Education where he served as the Director and Chief Administrative Judge in the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) overseeing all OHA operations and internal controls. He also served in several senior leadership positions with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  At HUD, he served as the Associate General Counsel for the Office of Ethics, Appeals and Personnel Law where he managed and directed the agency’s ethics and employment law operations for nearly two years.  From 2016 – 2018, he served as the Assistant General Counsel for Personnel Law, HUD’s top labor and employment lawyer.  His specialty, federal sector employment law was honed, however, via his service as an Administrative Judge with the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, where he served for nearly 25 years (1992 – 2016), receiving the Chairman’s Award of Excellence in 2015.  From 1991 – 1992, he served as an Attorney-Advisor for the Social Security Administration’s Office of Hearings and Appeals, and from 1988-1991, he served in the U.S. Navy’s Judge Advocate General Corps as a Defense Counsel, Staff Judge Advocate and Special Assistant United States Attorney. 

Mr. Cummings holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law.  He and his wife, Terri, are the parents of two wonderful young adults.

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