Agency Report

Department of Veterans Affairs

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 18 Large Agencies

  17  

2017 Index Score
56.1

Change from 2016
-0.6 


Mission
To fulfill President Lincoln's promise “to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's veterans.
Website
https://www.va.gov/
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SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 17 of 18 -0.6  56.1 56.7 55.1 54.6 57.3 56.7 63.8 63.6 66.0 61.9 66.2 61.8
Category Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 17  of 18 -0.5  48.2 48.7 46.7 46.2 49.0 47.5 52.3 49.7 50.2 49.7 53.4 49.8
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 17  of 18 -0.2  40.7 40.9 39.1 39.2 41.4 40.2 45.1 43.7 46.4 46.9 50.6 45.0
Effective Leadership: Fairness 17  of 18 -0.3  50.8 51.1 49.3 48.7 51.1 50.2 53.7 50.6 48.9 49.2 49.5 46.8
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 17  of 18 0.0  40.3 40.3 38.5 38.2 42.8 41.2 47.3 45.5 44.9 44.5 47.6 42.8
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 18  of 18 -1.1  58.5 59.6 57.4 56.3 58.1 56.2 60.1 56.5 58.1 56.6 62.6 60.6
Employee Skills–Mission Match 13  of 18 -0.6  77.1 77.7 76.8 76.4 77.9 78.5 80.7 81.7 82.0 80.6 82.6 82.6
Pay 18  of 18 0.0  47.7 47.7 46.2 44.9 45.3 45.5 53.3 53.2 55.4 52.7
Strategic Management 17  of 18 -0.8  52.4 53.2 52.1 52.0 55.0 53.7 58.1 56.0 61.6 58.6 62.0 60.9
Teamwork 18  of 18 0.0  60.8 60.8 59.5 58.8 61.0 60.0 62.8 62.3 70.5 67.7 71.3 68.1
Innovation 17  of 18 -0.5  58.7 59.2 57.9 57.7 59.1 59.3 62.3 61.2
Training and Development 17  of 18 -0.4  57.0 57.4 56.5 56.1 58.3 58.2 61.4 61.3 63.9 59.6 65.4 60.5
Work–Life Balance 17  of 18 -0.3  56.3 56.6 55.1 54.9 56.4 54.7 56.8 54.7 60.5 58.9 64.2 62.5
Support for Diversity 18  of 18 -0.1  52.9 53.0 51.5 51.6 53.0 51.3 56.7 52.9 60.5 58.2 61.0 62.7
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 17  of 18 -0.6  39.6 40.2 38.7 38.2 40.0 39.1 43.7 42.5 44.3 40.2 43.0 38.2
Quartile Key
Lower Quartile (0–25%) Below Median (25–50%) Above Median (50–75%) Upper Quartile (75–100%)

WORKFORCE SIZE AND DEMOGRAPHICS

Data source: FedScope, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Employees joined (2016)
32,887 ( 9.9% )

Average joined (2010-2016)
29,266

Workforce with less than three years of service
22.8%

Employees left (2016)
27,785 ( 8.3% )

Average left (2010-2016)
24,103


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