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VA Plans, Budget, and Performance


Thank you for visiting this web page.  Below you will find links to various reports on VA’s goals and performance as well as budgetary and financial data.

Access the draft Strategic Plan

VA Fiscal Year 2014-2020 Strategic Plan

The VA FY 2014-2020 Strategic Plan builds on past accomplishments to drive further improvements in quality, customer service, preparedness, and management systems by shifting the focus from improvement within a service or benefit delivery program to coordinating and integrating across programs and organizations.  It also includes an emphasis on outcomes for the Veteran, and putting the Veteran in control of how, when, and where they wish to be served.

Access the Strategic Plan and the Strategic Plan Framework Poster.

Agency Priority Goals

The VA FY 2014-2015 Agency Priority Goals are:

Access the current Performance and Accountability Report

Performance and Accountability Report (PAR)

VA’s PAR describes our progress towards providing America’s Veterans with the best in benefits and health care.  The PAR is VA’s report card to the American people showing specific results against annual performance targets.  The PAR is submitted to the President and Congress and is available to the public.  The latest PAR is for fiscal year 2014 that ended on September 30, 2014. Opens in new window

Access the current budget submission to Congress

Annual Budget Submission and Performance Plans

The Department prepares a budget request and a performance plan that is submitted to Congress each year.  Together the plan and budget articulate what VA plans to achieve with the resources requested. Opens in new window

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Access the current Financial Statements as published in the PAR

Financial Statements

VA’s financial statements provide a detailed analysis of VA’s financial position.  VA’s financial statements undergo a yearly independent audit by an outside firm.  For the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, VA received an unqualified opinion.  The statements are published each year in the PAR. Opens in new window

Access the current Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan

Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan

The Department’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan (Plan) serves a living road map to guide our efforts in creating and sustaining a high-performing workforce to achieve superior results in serving our Nation’s Veterans.  The Plan’s implementation will foster a diverse workforce and inclusive work environment that ensures equal opportunity through national policy development, workforce analysis, outreach, retention, and education to best serve our Nation’s Veterans. Opens in new window

Access the current Information and Technology Strategic Plan

Information and Technology Strategic Plan

VA’s IT Strategic Plan FY 2010-2014 establishes the IT strategic framework for guiding IT organizational transformation, strategic planning, and courses of action over the next five years.  The goals and strategies described in the Plan reflect the critical IT priorities of the Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and the Department and are aligned with and driven by the Department’s major initiatives and strategic objectives as defined in the VA’s Strategic Plan FY 2010-2014.

The latest IT Strategic Plan is currently under development and will be available online after review and approval.

Access the current Program Assessment Rating Tool results and status as published in the PAR

Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART)

The PART tool was developed to assess and improve the performance of Federal programs to achieve better results.  A PART review helps identify a program’s strengths and weaknesses and informs funding and management decisions aimed at making the program more effective.  Each of VA’s 10 programs has undergone at least one PART review.

VA-specific PART results can be found at the Office of Management and Budget’s ExpectMore web site. Opens in new window

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Access Government Accountability Office High-Risk Improvement plans as plans as published in the PAR

Government Accountability Office (GAO) High-Risk Improvement Plans

The U.S. GAO identifies governmentwide High-Risk areas.  VA’s responses to our high-risk areas are shown in the PAR and can be accessed via the “picture-link” on the left.  The PAR describes key actions taken as well as key actions planned by VA to address each of these high-risk areas.

By accessing GAO’s home page at, you may locate other GAO reports on VA programs. Opens in new window

Access status of Inspector General-identified major management challenges as published in the PAR

Inspector General Audits and Investigative Reports

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) is an independent oversight organization operating under the Inspector General Act of 1978 (Public Law 95-452).

OIG audits and evaluations, health care inspections, administrative investigations, contract reviews, and Combined Assessment Program (CAP) reviews recommend improvements to VA programs and operations.  OIG criminal investigations enforce Federal criminal laws to bring individuals and entities engaging in criminal activity against Veterans and VA to justice.

The OIG’s audits and investigative reports can be accessed at  The OIG also provides VA leadership an annual update, Major Management Challenges, on the most serious management problems facing the Department.  These challenges are described in the Department’s PAR. Opens in new window

Access the VA's Quarterly High-Dollar Overpayments Report

Executive Order 13520 — Reducing Improper Payment
VA’s Quarterly High-Dollar Overpayments Report

The President signed Executive Order 13520, “Reducing Improper Payments,” on November 20, 2010.  The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued the government-wide guidance on the implementation of the Executive Order.  The guidance is under Part III, Appendix C of OMB Circular A-123 dated March 22, 2010.  This guidance requires agencies with programs susceptible to significant improper payments to submit to the agency’s Inspector General and the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, and make available to the public, a quarterly report on any high-dollar overpayments identified by the agency.

These quarterly reports begin with the report for the 1st Quarter of FY 2010.

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