DLA News Archive

Tag: Workforce Recruitment Program

Oct. 20, 2023

WRP Program Spotlight: Cristina Rivera

To celebrate National Disability Employee Awareness Month (NDEAM), the Defense Logistics Agency would like to feature Cristina Rivera, a Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) coordinator for DLA Distribution.

Oct. 12, 2023

Workforce Recruitment Program Spotlight: Rebecca Eigen

To celebrate National Disability Employee Awareness Month (NDEAM), the Defense Logistics Agency would like to feature Rebecca Eigen, a Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) intern at DLA Distribution Headquarters Public Affairs Office.

July 31, 2023

2 DLA employees earn DOD Workforce Recruitment Program awards

Two Defense Logistics Agency employees received honors during the Defense Department’s 2023 Workforce Recruitment Program Awards ceremony July 27 in Alexandria, Virginia.

March 28, 2023

MBA student becomes valued DLA employee through Workforce Recruitment Program

Allexas Kirchgessner already had a full plate when she came to the Defense Logistics Agency’s Workforce Recruitment Program. The busy wife and mother of two went back to school six years ago to earn her associate and bachelor’s degrees. She was in the middle of a one-year Master of Business Administration program at Elizabethtown College and already had another job when she learned about the WRP.

Oct. 13, 2021

Defense Department disability awards ceremony honors DLA, individual achievements

During the Oct. 7 Secretary of Defense Disability Awards Ceremony, DLA earned best DOD mid-sized component for the fifth consecutive year. The agency was also recognized for ensuring accessible information and communication technology in the workplace, and DLA Aviation general supply specialist Aaron Wessman was honored as an outstanding DOD employee with a disability.

Aug. 4, 2021

DLA employees honored during DOD Workforce Recruitment Program Awards Ceremony

Three DLA employees proved the agency’s commitment to employing individuals with disabilities by garnering awards at the Defense Department’s 2020-2021 WRP Awards Ceremony July 29. 

Oct. 15, 2020

DOD award winner reflects on DLA support of employees with disabilities

Financial Systems Analyst John Slone was recognized this month as an outstanding Defense Department employee with a disability. Slone's financial expertise fuels his passion for the job and excellent customer support.

Oct. 6, 2020

DLA earns DOD awards for its commitment to employees with disabilities

DLA celebrated a fourth consecutive win in the best mid-sized component award category and a DLA Energy financial systems analyst was also recognized as an outstanding DOD employee with a disability during the 40th Annual Secretary of Defense Disability Awards Ceremony Oct. 1.

Jan. 30, 2020

Reasonable accommodations help agency workers thrive

Agencywide use of reasonable accommodations is one reason DLA continually leads the way as an employer of choice regarding equal employment opportunities. Not everyone who has a disability requires an RA and some who do require one have invisible disabilities.

Aug. 2, 2019

Commentary: Volunteers needed to make a difference through WRP recruiting

Volunteers are needed to conduct interviews for the annual Workforce Recruitment Program that places prescreened college students and recent graduates with disabilities in 14-week internships at federal agencies.