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VA Plans, Budget, and Performance

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VA Strategic Plan

VA 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

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2015 Agency Financial Report

Agency Financial Report (AFR)

The AFR presents VA’s financial results and audited financial statements for Fiscal Year 2015.

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Annual Budget Submission

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.

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Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan

Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan

The VA Diversity and Inclusion Strategic 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

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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.

VA Fiscal Year 2014-2020 Strategic Plan

Access the draft 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 2016-2017 Agency Priority Goals are:

Agency Financial Report (AFR)

Access the current Agency Financial Report

VA’s AFR presents VA’s financial results and audited financial statements for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015.  The Management Discussion and Analysis also provides information on the status of VA’s Strategic Objectives, Agency Priority Goals, Major Management Challenges and High Risk Areas.  The AFR is submitted to the President and Congress and is available to the public.

VA will deliver an Annual Performance Plan and Report (APP&R) with a detailed analysis of FY 2015 performance results along with FY 2017 APP performance targets in February 2016.

Annual Budget Submission and Performance Plans

Access the current budget submission to Congress

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.

Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan

Access the current Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan

The Department’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategic 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.

Government Accountability Office (GAO) High-Risk Improvement Plans

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

The U.S. GAO identifies governmentwide High-Risk areas.  VA’s responses to our high-risk areas are shown in the AFR.  The AFR 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 www.gao.gov External link to a government website, you may locate other GAO reports on VA programs.

Inspector General Audits and Investigative Reports

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

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 www.va.gov/oig/.  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 AFR.

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

Access the 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.

Summary of Performance and Financial Information (SPFI)

Access the 2015 SPFI

VA’s SPFI presents a summary of Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 financial and performance information.  It includes year-end information on VA’s Agency Priority Goals, Strategic Objectives, Annual Performance Plan measures as well as summarized financial information.  The SPFI is submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) where it is also posted on the performance.gov External link to a government website website with access by the public.