Agency Report

Veterans Benefits Administration (VA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 305 Agency Subcomponents

  217  

2016 Index Score
58.1

Change from 2015
3.5 


Parent Agency
Department of Veterans Affairs (Index Score: 56.7)
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
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 217 of 305 3.5  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
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 271 of 303 3.3  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 292 of 303 3.3  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 264 of 303 3.4  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 248 of 303 2.9  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 259 of 303 3.5  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 199 of 304 0.9  75.6 74.7 72.6 74.3 76.1 79.9 78.2 81.4 86.2 82.9 82.8
Pay 86 of 304 0.8  67.1 66.3 64.7 63.0 65.6 68.6 73.8 69.1 67.5
Strategic Management 186 of 304 1.4  54.6 53.2 51.5 53.9 53.9 60.1 60.3 62.6 64.2 62.0 60.6
Teamwork 178 of 304 2.2  66.5 64.3 63.2 66.4 64.2 68.2 68.3 73.1 75.0 64.2 67.9
Innovation 298 of 304 1.3  53.0 51.7 50.0 52.1 51.2 56.4 54.5
Training and Development 252 of 304 4.8  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 167 of 304 3.5  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 260 of 304 2.8  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 282 of 303 2.7  39.3 36.6 35.9 38.4 37.8 42.8 40.6 47.2 52.8 42.6 37.7
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 214 of 285 5.1  58.0 52.9 51.6 54.9 56.0 66.1 63.4 64.2
Male 203 of 294 2.3  62.5 60.2 54.7 57.1 55.3 64.8 66.9 68.2
American Indian or Native American 2 of 25 4.8  67.7 62.9 68.9
Asian 80 of 111 0.0  62.2 62.2 54.1 60.0 71.9
Black or African-American 118 of 225 3.2  63.0 59.8 60.9 60.9 59.1 63.1 65.4 68.7
Hispanic or Latino 99 of 149 1.5  60.3 58.8 53.2 51.6 55.1 67.4 61.2 73.6
Multi-racial 25 of 99 11.0  63.3 52.3 47.3 44.5 53.1 57.2
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 8 of 11 0.0  46.8 56.7
White 238 of 299 3.5  58.9 55.4 50.5 54.7 54.5 66.1 64.9 64.4
Employees with Disabilities 100 of 194 1.5  59.0 57.5 51.9 56.4 52.2
LGBT 43 of 59 12.2  56.8 44.6
Senior Executive Service (SES) 36 of 37 13.5  70.8 57.3
Veterans 131 of 230 3.6  63.0 59.4 53.6 57.4 55.3
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 0.0 
Contract Specialist 0.0 
Economist 0.0 
HR Specialist 24 of 57 7.0  66.7 59.7
IT Specialist 0.0 
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)
1,535 ( 7.1% )

Average joined (2010-2015)
1,615

Workforce with less than three years of service
12.7%

Employees left (2015)
1,454 ( 6.8% )

Average left (2010-2015)
1,366


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics