New video series highlights employee views of DLA Culture Survey

By Beth Reece

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Tya Dammer believes in the power of the Defense Logistics Agency’s Culture/Climate Survey to make positive changes throughout the agency. As a DLA Human Resources employee, Dammer knew lack of career development opportunities was a popular concern among participants of the 2018 survey.

“Based on that information, we made one of our goals in our culture action plan to increase Executive Development Program nominations by 30%. I myself applied to EDP and was accepted,” she said in a new video series that highlights employees’ support for the 2020 survey.

The survey launched Oct. 9 and lasts five weeks. It’s normally conducted every 18-24 months to assess employees’ attitudes in areas ranging from morale to job satisfaction but was delayed this year due to the pandemic. Results will identify areas that need improvement and enable action planning for positive change.

All DLA employees – civilians, service members and local nationals – are receiving email invitations to take the confidential, web-based survey, which takes about 30 to 45 minutes to complete.

Honney Barner from DLA Information Operations said he believes employees should take the survey because the changes it drives impact today’s employees and tomorrow’s.

“There will be people coming to DLA years after we leave and this survey is going to impact their lifestyle and how they work,” he said. “Your voice is our future.”

Videos featuring culture survey views from Dammer, Barner and employees from DLA’s major subordinate commands are available at the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service.