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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.

July 22, 2019

DLA sweeps DoD Workforce Recruitment Program Awards

The Defense Logistics Agency proved its commitment to employing people with disabilities by dominating the Defense Department’s 2019 Workforce Recruitment Program Awards in a July 18 ceremony in Alexandria, Virginia. The agency placed in all four categories for the first time and was named WRP Component of the Year for the second year. 

June 20, 2019

Army veteran shares personal story, promotes diversity during LGBT Pride event

Mary Ann Murdock retired from the Army with 24 years of service and a secret that could’ve cost her everything. She shared her story with McNamara Headquarters Complex employees June 19.

June 10, 2019

DLA Distribution Europe celebrates employees by hosting a Diversity and Employee Appreciation Day

DLA Distribution Europe hosted a Diversity and Employee Appreciation Day event in honor of their diverse team members May 17. “This was the first event DDDE has hosted that focused on the diversity

May 20, 2019

Speaker shares stories of bravery, unity of Asian American and Pacific Islanders throughout U.S. history

Keynote speaker Rob Buscher, a member of the board of the Japanese American Citizens League’s Philadelphia Chapter and the program director at Philadelphia’s Fleischer Art Memorial, shared historical vignettes from more than 40 culturally unique populations during an informative presentation to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support.

Oct. 16, 2018

Distribution employee participates in 40th Annual BIG Conference

Tish Thompson, supply specialist with DLA Distribution’s Further Operations directorate and member of the DLA Distribution Headquarters Multicultural team, recently attended the Blacks in Government 40th Annual National Training Institute held in New Orleans, Louisiana. The theme this year’s event was “Leveraging Your Professional Attributes for Sustained Growth and Development”.

June 27, 2018

LGBT community members dispel myths, encourage mutual respect

Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community dispelled myths and described their coming out during a panel discussion held in honor of LGBT Pride Month at the McNamara Headquarters Complex June 20.

May 21, 2018

Ex-USACE commander, Army personnel deputy chief shares multicultural experiences, challenges

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick shared his thoughts on celebrating your heritage while focusing on performing at your highest level.

March 22, 2018

EEOD director reflects on changes in diversity throughout 35-year career

After a storied career spanning more than 35 years in civil service, Harold McManus retires at the end of March from his post as director of Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity. The times, they are always changing, and McManus has ridden on the crest of the wave that swept in changes to the way women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are treated in the workplace.

Feb. 26, 2018

Speaker encourages service with resiliency at African-American History Month presentation

Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Tara Thompson delivered moving and inspiring remarks during the African-American/Black History Month presentation Feb. 21 at the Frank Lotts Conference Center, Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. Her heartfelt storytelling and passionate delivery of her presentation, “Serving Through Uncertainty And Adversity With Resiliency,” prompted a standing ovation from the captive audience.