Resilience is defined as how one “deals effectively with pressure, ambiguous and emerging conditions, and multiple tasks; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity or uncertainty. Recovers quickly from setbacks. Anticipates changes and learns from mistakes.”
The Employee Assistance Program brings together a variety of personal services under one roof relating to matters such as mental health, financial and/or legal matters, alcohol or drug abuse, work-related stressors, marriage/family and caregiving issues, illnesses, accidents, and relationships. The EAP is a free, confidential counseling and referral service for all employees and their dependents.
A fitness and wellness program enhances the well-being of DLA employees and contributes to a healthy and productive workforce. The goal is to encourage and motivate employees to develop a healthy lifestyle and enhance the quality of work life. The link below describes the DLA Wellness and Fitness Program Policy and requires a DLA Common Access Card for entry.

Profiles in COVID-19 Resilience

What is Resilience?

Resilience is defined as how one “deals effectively with pressure, ambiguous and emerging conditions, and multiple tasks; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity or uncertainty.  Recovers quickly from setbacks.  Anticipates changes and learns from mistakes.”
 

Resiliency is the ability to function really well in the face of adversity.
 

The DLA resilience model has four pillars: mental, physical, social and spiritual; balancing these four components help strengthen your life.
 

  • Mental. The ability to effectively cope with mental stressors and challenges. Pay attention to your needs and feelings. Our thoughts control our energy.
  • Physical. The ability to adopt and sustain healthy behaviors. Regularly work out and continually monitor physical stamina. Recognize the connection between mind and body: strong bodies help build strong minds
  • Social. The ability to network. Build and value interpersonal relationships and social networks. Social connections with others widen perceptions and grow character.
  • Spiritual. The ability to adhere to beliefs, principles, or values needed to persevere and prevail in accomplishing missions.
     

Resilience News

Agency helps workforce stay strong against pandemic
Family Program Manager Lisa Grenon makes the weekly call to her virtual support group to help those struggling with their stress that comes from coping with the pandemic.
May 22, 2020 - Defense Logistics Agency employees in Battle Creek, Michigan, have been helping their colleagues stay strong mentally and physically as the workforces supports the warfighter and others responding to a pandemic.

Virtual cookbook exemplifies resiliency among Aviation employees
Contracting Specialist McKesia Hester, who works in Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Strategic Acquisition Programs Directorate’s Strategic Contracting Division III, contributed to the directorate’s virtual cookbook by sharing her recipe for chicken-crusted pizza.
May 18, 2020 - The cookbook concept is a perfect example of teamwork to improve morale and implements the social pillar of DLA’s resiliency model during COVID-19.

Mindfulness techniques help employees maintain resilience in stay-at-home environment
Sorina Prian-Tanczos, a DLA Troop Support Industrial Hardware employee, poses with her husband and son April 17, 2020. Prian-Tanczos led a virtual discussion hosted April 15 by the REACH Program on mindfulness and resilience practices for managing stress and challenges while teleworking. (Courtesy photo by: Sorina Prian-Tanczos)
April 22, 2020 - An event by DLA Troop Support’s Resiliency and Education for Achievable Careers and Health Program shared mindfulness and resilience practices to help employees manage stress and challenges while teleworking.

DLA helps Army donate 1,300 cots to the Philippines’ COVID-19 response
Philippines and U.S. service members load boxes of donated cots into a truck for delivery to the Philippines Office of Civil Defense to help the country’s COVID-19 response efforts April 9.
April 20, 2020 - The cancellation of an annual field exercise allowed for the quick donation of the excess bedding units to the longtime treaty partner.

San Joaquin employees rising to the occasion despite global pandemic
Employees of DLA Distribution San Joaquin are doing their part in their critical mission in support to the warfighters and first responders during the coronavirus pandemic. The San Joaquin team is working with U.S. Northern Command in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in DoD’s response to COVID-19 efforts. Matthew Woodruff, general supply specialist, is one of the essential employees coming to work to ensure the mission is getting done. Photo by Annette Silva, 200403-D-LB125-001
April 7, 2020 - The men and women of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Joaquin, California, are a resilient workforce and understand the importance of providing world-class support to the warfighters and first responders during this coronavirus pandemic. The team is working in unison with U.S. Northern Command, in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency who is leading the federal government response to COVID-19 efforts in the continental United States.

Disposal specialist aids Italy’s pandemic fight
Sicilian volunteer civil protection unit members perform street cleaning in a community near Naval Air Station Sigonella, where volunteer unit chief Dino Garofalo works for Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services as a property disposal specialist.
March 25, 2020 - A longtime agency veteran is coordinating civil protection volunteers in Sicily.