BATTLE CREEK, Mich. –
Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services Operations Directorate finished 2022 with accomplishments including completing a two-year project.
In 2020, an analysis was conducted on the efficiency of DLA Disposition Services’ field offices located in the continental United States. The analysis revealed that while field offices accounted for 13.7% labor, they only performed 2.8% of the network’s workload, and therefore, it was determined that DLA Disposition Services could reach a greater efficiency and risk mitigation by integrating 36
of 43 field offices into field activities, ultimately impacting 58 employees.
The deadline to complete all tasks associated with the Field Office Realignment was Sept. 30, 2022.The agency was able to reconcile all real property actions and all 58 impacted employees have either found new employment, transferred to a different DLA site or retired.
“We successful met our Sept. 2022 deadline and it feels good closing out this assignment knowing all tasks are complete and all impacted employees found soft landings, either new positions or retirement, and no one was left without an option,” Management and Program Analyst and FOR representative Mike Kelly said.
The reutilization, transfer and donation department finished fiscal year 2022 by processing 119,453 requisitions for 4.97 million items with an original acquisition value of $1.5 billion.
“The RTD office experienced another excellent year providing support to the warfighter, transfer and donation customers, foreign military sales, and various special programs, RTD Branch Chief Justin Funk said. “Several highlights from FY22 included supporting the drawdown of Operations Allies Welcome, providing assistance for efforts in Eastern Europe, and aiding our foreign partners through FMS.”
Through this RTD process, the agency provided the following based on original acquisition value, $734 million to the military services, $7.8 million in support of Operations Allies and $9.3 million in support of the military efforts in Eastern Europe.
Additionally, in support of DLA Disposition Services’ strategic initiative to reconstitute training by specialization, the operations directorate organized and hosted the first Hazardous Materials Management System - Hazardous Waste Disposition training and invited contract officer representatives that provide critical oversight for hazardous waste service contracts.
The four-day training event provided in-depth, step-by-step instructions, of the SPHERA software system, to over 40 CORs from around world.
SPHERA is a software system that was deployed in 2019 and is used to request services, like disposing property under hazardous waste contracts. Attendees learned new features and functions that will improve their use of the system.
Although the initial training session was a success, the operations directorate plans on modifying the curriculum to further support the DLA Disposition Services’ strategic initiative.