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Forget about the stereotypes that you may have heard about working in the federal government. You know the ones, gray desks, lack of imagination, red tape. At the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) our philosophy is simple - the belief that happiness lies in the perfect balance between work and home. In fact, it's more than just our philosophy. It's our culture. It's our way of life.

During the typical workday our associates enjoy a challenging environment that requires their all - a culture where their ideas and decisions impact the well-being of members of our Armed Forces and that's our bottom line. But more importantly, with our work life balance benefits, they know that they will find that perfect balance between time at work and time away.

Learn about what motivates us!

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Human Resources News

Expeditionary contracting officers needed to provide global logistics support
Members of DLA’s Expeditionary Contracting Cadre support the initial stages of disaster and contingency operations such as the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Joe Andrews from DLA Aviation deployed last fall to provide expeditionary contracting support for this mobile surgical hospital in Humacao, Puerto Rico, while the local civilian hospital underwent repairs. Courtesy photo
June 15, 2018 - The DLA Joint Contingency Acquisition Support Office needs contracting specialists to join its Expeditionary Contracting Cadre, a group of volunteers who deploy to establish logistics support in the initial stages of disaster relief and contingency operations around the world.

Director stresses importance of preventing, responding to sexual assault at annual workshop
DLA Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams addresses the 2018 SARC Workshop, where coordinators from across DLA discussed trends and techniques. Photo by John Bell.
May 23, 2018 - The director of the Defense Logistics Agency and officials from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office were among the guest speakers at a multiday workshop for DLA’s sexual assault response coordinators, May 8-10 at the McNamara Headquarters Complex.

Leaders use new quarterly assessments, collaboration to promote health of the agency
'Health of the Agency' quarterly sessions help stakeholders identify and address current concerns and trends among the DLA workforce. Graphic by Paul Crank.
May 22, 2018 - The Defense Logistics Agency has a new recipe for organizational health and employee well-being. Staff and leaders from various offices are collaborating to spot trends that signal areas for improvement and to develop solutions through regular Health of the Agency assessments.

Functional community reps meet to share ideas, successes
Defense Logistics Agency’s functional community managers met recently to share ideas and successes.
April 20, 2018 - Representatives of most of Defense Logistics Agency’s 16 functional communities met in person and via video teleconferencing and telephone with DLA Human Resources advisors in a biannual meeting at the McNamara Headquarters Complex April 18.

Troop Support employee gains perspective during year at DLA Acquisition
Brenda Hall, a DLA Troop Support procurement analyst, poses with her going-away gift from her time in the DLA Enterprise Rotation Program, Feb. 28, 2018 in Philadelphia. During her 12 months in the program, Hall worked at DLA Acquisition at the agency’s Headquarters at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Photo by Shaun Eagan
April 20, 2018 - The DLA Enterprise Rotational Program provides employees with a professional development opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills for the DLA mission.