Agency Report

Veterans Benefits Administration (VA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 150 Agency Subcomponents

  143  

2017 Index Score
52.8

Change from 2016
-5.3 


Parent Agency
Department of Veterans Affairs (Index Score: 56.1)
Mission
To provide benefits and services to service members, veterans, and their families in recognition of their service to the nation.
Website
http://www.vba.va.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 143 of 150 -5.3  52.8 58.1 54.6 50.7 54.0 55.5 63.9 63.5 66.4 73.4 66.5 61.8
Category Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 141  of 147 -2.0  46.7 48.7 45.4 43.6 46.7 47.3 51.3 50.9 52.0 48.1 50.1 49.4
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 143  of 147 -2.7  33.7 36.4 33.1 31.8 34.0 34.7 40.1 40.7 45.2 41.4 41.0 39.8
Effective Leadership: Fairness 137  of 147 -0.6  47.9 48.5 45.1 43.4 47.9 47.1 51.2 49.3 46.2 43.8 46.9 48.6
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 136  of 147 -3.2  38.6 41.8 38.9 35.7 41.2 41.3 47.7 45.5 50.5 44.6 46.9 45.8
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 133  of 147 -1.2  60.7 61.9 58.4 57.5 57.9 59.6 60.6 62.2 59.7 57.0 59.4 58.4
Employee Skills–Mission Match 127  of 149 -1.0  74.6 75.6 74.7 72.6 74.3 76.1 79.9 78.2 81.4 86.2 82.9 82.8
Pay 56  of 149 -0.3  66.8 67.1 66.3 64.7 63.0 65.6 68.6 73.8 69.1 67.5
Strategic Management 130  of 148 -3.0  51.6 54.6 53.2 51.5 53.9 53.9 60.1 60.3 62.6 64.2 62.0 60.6
Teamwork 129  of 148 -2.6  63.9 66.5 64.3 63.2 66.4 64.2 68.2 68.3 73.1 75.0 64.2 67.9
Innovation 145  of 148 -1.2  51.8 53.0 51.7 50.0 52.1 51.2 56.4 54.5
Training and Development 142  of 149 -2.0  52.5 54.5 49.7 47.7 50.9 52.8 58.7 56.4 62.2 65.1 66.1 61.2
Work–Life Balance 128  of 148 -4.1  57.5 61.6 58.1 55.2 54.6 53.9 55.6 56.6 64.2 65.7 64.3 62.4
Support for Diversity 138  of 148 -0.1  53.2 53.3 50.5 49.2 51.8 52.0 57.4 55.9 61.5 62.1 61.2 62.9
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 139  of 147 -1.4  37.9 39.3 36.6 35.9 38.4 37.8 42.8 40.6 47.2 52.8 42.6 37.7
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)
1,603 ( 7.3% )

Average joined (2010-2016)
1,494

Workforce with less than three years of service
14.6%

Employees left (2016)
1,434 ( 6.5% )

Average left (2010-2016)
1,398


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