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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.

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. 

April 1, 2019

DLA, Gallaudet University sign historic partnership agreement

The Defense Logistics Agency and Gallaudet University have a new memorandum of understanding to promote greater opportunities for qualified future graduates of the university to obtain full-time employment with DLA.

March 14, 2019

WRP gives agency 64 chances to hire college students, recent grads

The Defense Logistics Agency has 64 openings in this year’s Workforce Recruitment Program. For managers, that’s 64 opportunities to test a prospective employee before hiring them.

March 5, 2019

Troop Support Indo-Pacific employee thrives in career despite disability

As a college student with a learning disability, visits to the university’s Learning Assistance Center were a part of the routine for Allison Higashi, a contracting specialist with the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Indo-Pacific. It was a spring day in 2009 at the University of Hawaii when an unexpected visitor, presented a unique opportunity that would change her life.