Agency Report

Department of Veterans Affairs

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.
Websites
http://www.va.gov/

Best Places to Work Ranking

# 13 of 19

Large Agencies

Index Score: 57.3

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SCORES AND RANKINGS

  2013 Rank 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 13 of 19 57.3 56.7 63.8 63.6 66.0 61.9 66.2 61.8
Scores by Category 2013 Rank 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 18 of 19 49.0 47.5 52.3 49.7 50.2 49.7 53.4 49.8
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 17 of 19 41.4 40.2 45.1 43.7 46.4 46.9 50.6 45.0
Effective Leadership: Fairness 17 of 19 51.1 50.2 53.7 50.6 48.9 49.2 49.5 46.8
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 16 of 19 42.8 41.2 47.3 45.5 44.9 44.5 47.6 42.8
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 18 of 19 58.1 56.2 60.1 56.5 58.1 56.6 62.6 60.6
Employee Skills–Mission Match 3 of 19 77.9 78.5 80.7 81.7 82.0 80.6 82.6 82.6
Pay 19 of 19 45.3 45.5 53.3 53.2 55.4 52.7 None None
Strategic Management 6 of 19 55.0 53.7 58.1 56.0 61.6 58.6 62.0 60.9
Teamwork 18 of 19 61.0 60.0 62.8 62.3 70.5 67.7 71.3 68.1
Training and Development 6 of 19 58.3 58.2 61.4 61.3 63.9 59.6 65.4 60.5
Work–Life Balance 15 of 19 56.4 54.7 56.8 54.7 60.5 58.9 64.2 62.5
Support for Diversity 16 of 19 53.0 51.3 56.7 52.9 60.5 58.2 61.0 62.7
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 16 of 19 40.0 39.1 43.7 42.5 44.3 40.2 43.0 38.2
Alternative Work and Employee Support Programs 18 of 18 68.8 69.7 72.4 None None None None None
Index Scores by Demographic 2013 Rank 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 10 of 18 61.6 62.6 67.3 62.8 66.6 None None None
Male 13 of 18 60.4 60.3 64.4 71.0 65.0 None None None
40 and over 10 of 18 61.3 62.5 66.0 66.6 66.6 None None None
Under 40 10 of 18 61.5 59.3 67.3 68.2 63.1 None None None
American Indian or Native American None None 54.8 65.2 None 65.7 None None None
Asian 9 of 18 68.1 69.1 73.9 70.4 65.3 None None None
Black or African-American 11 of 18 63.3 62.9 65.3 64.7 67.2 None None None
Hispanic or Latino 12 of 18 60.2 58.2 66.8 66.3 56.8 None None None
Multi-racial 13 of 18 52.0 56.7 58.9 40.9 57.1 None None None
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 9 of 14 59.0 66.1 None None None None None None
White 11 of 18 60.9 61.8 66.3 68.4 67.6 None None None
Employees with Disabilities 10 of 18 56.0 53.9 None None None None None None
Veterans 14 of 18 58.9 58.7 None None None None None None
Senior Executive Service (SES) 18 of 18 70.7 73.9 None None None None None None

SCORE TREND GRAPHS

Index Scores

Effective Leadership

Employee Skills–Mission Match

Pay

Strategic Management

Teamwork

Training and Development

Work–Life Balance

Support for Diversity

Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement

Alternative Work and Employee Support Programs

Index Scores by Age

Index Scores by Gender

Index Scores by Race/Ethnicity


WORKFORCE SIZE AND DEMOGRAPHICS

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

Number of Employees

Employees joined (2012):  23,503 ( 8.20% )

Average joined (2008-2012):  24,401

Rookie ratio (workforce with less than three years of service):  18.70%

Employees left (2012):  20,885 ( 7.30% )

Average left (2008-2012):  18,254


Gender Demographics

Race and Ethnicity Demographics