Agency Report

Department of Veterans Affairs

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 18 Large Agencies

  17  

2016 Index Score
56.7

Change from 2015
1.6 


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
http://www.va.gov/landing_organizations.htm
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SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 17 of 18 1.6  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
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 17 of 18 2.0  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 1.8  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 1.8  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 1.8  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 17 of 18 2.2  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 8 of 18 0.9  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 1.5  47.7 46.2 44.9 45.3 45.5 53.3 53.2 55.4 52.7
Strategic Management 12 of 18 1.1  53.2 52.1 52.0 55.0 53.7 58.1 56.0 61.6 58.6 62.0 60.9
Teamwork 17 of 18 1.3  60.8 59.5 58.8 61.0 60.0 62.8 62.3 70.5 67.7 71.3 68.1
Innovation 16 of 18 1.3  59.2 57.9 57.7 59.1 59.3 62.3 61.2
Training and Development 16 of 18 0.9  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 16 of 18 1.5  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 17 of 18 1.5  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 1.5  40.2 38.7 38.2 40.0 39.1 43.7 42.5 44.3 40.2 43.0 38.2
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 15 of 17 1.2  60.1 58.9 59.3 61.6 62.6 67.3 62.8 66.6
Male 16 of 17 1.5  59.4 57.9 57.7 60.4 60.3 64.4 71.0 65.0
American Indian or Native American 12 of 16 -2.0  52.4 54.4 58.7 54.8 65.2 65.7
Asian 13 of 17 0.4  64.7 64.3 62.7 68.1 69.1 73.9 70.4 65.3
Black or African-American 14 of 17 1.6  61.1 59.5 61.3 63.3 62.9 65.3 64.7 67.2
Hispanic or Latino 16 of 17 1.9  59.7 57.8 57.8 60.2 58.2 66.8 66.3 56.8
Multi-racial 15 of 17 2.0  52.8 50.8 52.0 52.0 56.7 58.9 40.9 57.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 12 of 16 -0.6  56.9 57.5 53.4 59.0 66.1
White 16 of 17 1.4  60.1 58.7 58.6 60.9 61.8 66.3 68.4 67.6
Employees with Disabilities 15 of 17 0.3  54.3 54.0 52.7 56.0 53.9
LGBT 13 of 17 1.3  56.4 55.1
Senior Executive Service (SES) 17 of 17 8.6  73.1 64.5 72.1 70.7 73.9
Veterans 16 of 17 1.0  57.6 56.6 56.4 58.9 58.7
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 10 of 14 -0.8  61.9 62.7
Contract Specialist 15 of 15 1.3  42.1 40.8
Economist 0.0 
HR Specialist 14 of 16 -4.8  54.8 59.6
IT Specialist 11 of 16 0.9  53.9 53.0
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 (2015)
34,237 ( 10.5% )

Average joined (2010-2015)
26,503

Workforce with less than three years of service
22.4%

Employees left (2015)
25,664 ( 7.9% )

Average left (2010-2015)
21,731


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Race/Ethnicity Demographics