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Employees required to abide by Hatch Act
All federal employees are prohibited by law from using their positions to advocate for or against any candidate for political office. Graphic by Paul Crank.
Aug. 15, 2018 - With the election season now in full swing, it’s important that DLA employees be aware of rules that apply to them under the provisions of the Hatch Act, 5 U.S.C. Section 7323, which limits political activities of all federal employees.

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Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime People and Culture Director Robert Boggs provides insight into diversity and inclusion as it relates to organizational culture based on his knowledge, research and the book “The Power of Inclusion: Unlock the Potential and Productivity of Your Workforce
Aug. 9, 2018 - To understand why a culture of inclusion is critical to organizational success we need only look to the advances seen in technology. These advances and the availability of just about any product or service imaginable, makes the quality of employee performance the key differentiator in every organization. The key competitive advantage in business is the employee’s willingness to devote their best efforts toward meeting and exceeding organizational goals and objectives.

DSCC’s fight against hunger continues in 2018
Defense Supply Center Columbus and Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Commander Navy Rear Adm. John T. Palmer and Brenda Minnema from the People and Culture Directorate kick-off the 2018 Feds Feed Families with the first contributions.
Aug. 1, 2018 - DLA Land and Maritime and DSCC are partnering with the Mid-Ohio Food Bank to help fight hunger in the greater Columbus area. For the past nine years, the installation has provided continuous support to the local food bank aiding half a million people experiencing food insecurity annually in Ohio.

Land and Maritime associates deploy nationally to support DLA’s Real Property Inventory efforts
Left to Right, Real Property Task Force Team Member Pam Peterson, Land and Maritime Real Property Task Force Team Lead: Terrie Flannery, Fuel Representative Master Sgt. Jeffery Lopain and Real Property Officer Peter Lewis work out their sequence of documentation visits during a planning session before deploying.
Aug. 1, 2018 - Members of Defense Logistics Agency’s Land and Maritime workforce, along with other DLA employees, contractors and Joint Reservists joined forces to establish the DLA Real Property Task Force to complete a worldwide physical inventory of real property assets.

PaCE graduates honor fallen classmate, take next step as future leaders
July 27, 2018 - As Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime’s Class of 2018 celebrated completing a rigorous two-year corporate internship program under the DLA Pathways to Career Excellence Program July 25, one seat in the standing-room only auditorium remained unfilled – that of PaCE graduate Robert Bruce.

Homecoming event recognizes mission contributions of forward presence associates
Ricky Davis (center), Customer Service Representative working out of Fort Bliss, Texas,  was one of the approximately 50 DLA Land and Maritime CSRs who got to meet and greet one another during a break in their week long training session during their June 25 Homecoming event. The event, held on the Defense Supply Center Columbus installation provided varied training sessions as well as critical networking opportunities for the forward presence associates.
July 12, 2018 - Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime welcomed home approximately 50 of its forward presence associates June 25 for a weeklong opportunity to reenergize and ensure everyone is familiar with updated procurement guidelines. The homecoming event also provided priceless networking possibilities and other essential training requirements.

Family and friends – the theme of a 25-year Navy career
Navy Capt. Justin D. Debord departs DLA Land and Maritime for his final time during a June 29 retirement ceremony celebrating his 25 years of military service.
July 2, 2018 - Navy Captain Justin D. Debord celebrated 25 years of military service during a retirement ceremony in the Operations Center Auditorium June 29 at the Defense Supply Center Columbus. In his final assignment, Debord served as the director of Strategic Acquisition Programs for the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime.

Feds Feed Families