Agency Report

Veterans Health Administration (VA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 305 Agency Subcomponents

  235  


Best Places to Work Mission Rank
out of 14 Public Health Agencies

  10  

2016 Index Score
56.7

Change from 2015
1.5 


Parent Agency
Department of Veterans Affairs (Index Score: 56.7)
Mission
To honor America's veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.
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Website
http://www.va.gov/health/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 235 of 305 1.5  56.7 55.2 55.0 57.7 61.9 63.8 63.7 66.1 61.9 57.4 60.6
Category Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 273 of 303 1.9  48.5 46.6 46.2 49.2 50.6 52.2 49.4 49.9 49.8 53.6 49.7
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 273 of 303 1.9  41.2 39.3 39.6 41.9 43.4 45.4 43.7 46.4 47.2 51.4 45.4
Effective Leadership: Fairness 233 of 303 1.7  51.2 49.5 48.9 51.3 51.4 53.9 50.4 49.0 49.6 49.7 46.5
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 265 of 303 1.7  40.2 38.5 38.3 43.0 44.8 47.1 45.4 44.3 44.5 47.5 42.4
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 277 of 303 2.2  59.2 57.0 56.1 58.0 59.6 60.0 55.7 57.7 56.5 62.9 60.8
Employee Skills–Mission Match 127 of 304 1.0  78.1 77.1 76.9 78.4 79.0 81.0 82.1 82.1 80.6 75.0 79.1
Pay 296 of 304 1.7  45.8 44.1 42.8 43.5 48.6 51.8 51.0 54.0 51.5
Strategic Management 210 of 304 1.1  53.1 52.0 52.1 55.3 55.6 57.9 55.8 61.6 58.4 58.8 64.9
Teamwork 271 of 304 1.3  60.3 59.0 58.4 60.5 61.3 62.3 61.8 70.4 67.4 71.2 68.4
Innovation 243 of 304 1.2  59.6 58.4 58.3 59.7 60.5 62.7 61.6
Training and Development 206 of 304 0.6  57.7 57.1 56.8 59.2 60.0 61.6 62.1 64.2 59.7 58.7 56.5
Work–Life Balance 264 of 304 1.2  56.0 54.8 54.7 56.6 56.2 56.7 54.3 60.0 58.7 60.8 67.3
Support for Diversity 263 of 304 1.4  52.9 51.5 51.7 53.1 54.7 56.7 52.4 60.2 58.2 57.4 59.9
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 274 of 303 1.4  40.1 38.7 38.2 40.0 40.8 43.6 42.2 43.8 39.7 43.9 46.9
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 182 of 285 0.9  60.3 59.4 60.0 62.2 63.0 67.5 62.7 66.8
Male 235 of 294 1.4  59.2 57.8 58.1 61.0 60.9 64.3 71.8 64.9
American Indian or Native American 19 of 25 -2.6  50.7 53.3 57.2 53.2 64.4
Asian 71 of 111 0.5  65.1 64.6 63.3 68.8 69.8 74.0
Black or African-American 140 of 225 1.2  61.0 59.8 61.7 63.9 63.2 65.7 64.7 67.2
Hispanic or Latino 102 of 149 1.8  59.7 57.9 58.1 60.9 58.0 66.6 66.8 55.2
Multi-racial 66 of 99 0.8  51.7 50.9 51.8 52.4 57.2 59.5
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 6 of 11 0.2  58.3 58.1 53.5 60.3 68.9
White 226 of 299 1.4  60.4 59.0 59.5 61.6 62.5 66.3 68.8 68.1
Employees with Disabilities 144 of 194 -0.1  53.5 53.6 52.9 56.1 54.4
LGBT 45 of 59 0.1  56.3 56.2
Senior Executive Service (SES) 34 of 37 12.3  73.6 61.3 72.9 71.6 72.2
Veterans 191 of 230 0.7  56.9 56.2 56.7 59.3 59.3
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 0.0  54.4
Contract Specialist 57 of 58 0.6  40.6 40.0
Economist 0.0 
HR Specialist 43 of 57 -5.4  54.3 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)
31,623 ( 11.0% )

Average joined (2010-2015)
23,815

Workforce with less than three years of service
23.7%

Employees left (2015)
23,187 ( 8.1% )

Average left (2010-2015)
19,425


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics