Agency Report

Department of Veterans Affairs


Best Places to Work Rank

  18  
of 19 Large Agencies

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2015 Index Score
55.1
Change from 2014
0.5 

Mission
To fulfill President Lincoln's promise
Website
http://www.va.gov/landing_organizations.htm
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SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 18 of 19 0.5  55.1 54.6 57.3 56.7 63.8 63.6 66.0 61.9 66.2 61.8
Category Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 18 of 19 0.5  46.7 46.2 49.0 47.5 52.3 49.7 50.2 49.7 53.4 49.8
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 18 of 19 -0.1  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 19 0.6  49.3 48.7 51.1 50.2 53.7 50.6 48.9 49.2 49.5 46.8
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 18 of 19 0.3  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 19 1.1  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 19 0.4  76.8 76.4 77.9 78.5 80.7 81.7 82.0 80.6 82.6 82.6
Pay 19 of 19 1.3  46.2 44.9 45.3 45.5 53.3 53.2 55.4 52.7
Strategic Management 12 of 19 0.1  52.1 52.0 55.0 53.7 58.1 56.0 61.6 58.6 62.0 60.9
Teamwork 18 of 19 0.7  59.5 58.8 61.0 60.0 62.8 62.3 70.5 67.7 71.3 68.1
Innovation 17 of 18 0.2  57.9 57.7 59.1 59.3 62.3 61.2
Training and Development 15 of 19 0.4  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 19 0.2  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 19 -0.1  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 18 of 19 0.5  38.7 38.2 40.0 39.1 43.7 42.5 44.3 40.2 43.0 38.2
Demographic Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 16 of 18 -0.4  58.9 59.3 61.6 62.6 67.3 62.8 66.6
Male 17 of 18 0.2  57.9 57.7 60.4 60.3 64.4 71.0 65.0
40 and over 17 of 18 0.4  55.6 55.2 61.3 62.5 66.0 66.6 66.6
Under 40 17 of 18 0.6  53.2 52.6 61.5 59.3 67.3 68.2 63.1
American Indian or Native American 12 of 17 -4.3  54.4 58.7 54.8 65.2 65.7
Asian 16 of 18 1.6  64.3 62.7 68.1 69.1 73.9 70.4 65.3
Black or African-American 15 of 18 -1.8  59.5 61.3 63.3 62.9 65.3 64.7 67.2
Hispanic or Latino 16 of 18 0.0  57.8 57.8 60.2 58.2 66.8 66.3 56.8
Multi-racial 16 of 18 -1.2  50.8 52.0 52.0 56.7 58.9 40.9 57.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 10 of 16 4.1  57.5 53.4 59.0 66.1
White 17 of 18 0.1  58.7 58.6 60.9 61.8 66.3 68.4 67.6
Employees with Disabilities 13 of 18 1.3  54.0 52.7 56.0 53.9
LGBT 13 of 18 0.0  55.1
Senior Executive Service (SES) 18 of 18 -7.6  64.5 72.1 70.7 73.9
Veterans 17 of 18 0.2  56.6 56.4 58.9 58.7
Demographic Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 8 of 14 0.0  62.7
Contract Specialist 16 of 17 0.0  40.8
Economist 0.0 
HR Specialist 10 of 18 0.0  59.6
IT Specialist 13 of 18 0.0  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 (2014)
28,358 ( 9.2% )

Average joined (2009-2014)
24,956

Workforce with less than three years of service
20.4%

Employees left (2014)
24,461 ( 7.9% )

Average left (2009-2014)
20,944


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics

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