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Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL)


Human Resources

Human Resources StaffThe Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL) Human Resources Office is an OAL staff office that supports the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary and other OAL organizational entities by providing expertise and guidance in the following cross-functional areas:  human resources management, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), workforce planning, training administration, purchase and travel card management, business planning, performance management, and emergency and continuity of operations planning.  Management Support Office staff are located in the VA Central Office and in Hines, Illinois.


Recruit, develop, and retain a competent, committed, and diverse workforce that provides high quality service to veterans and their families.


The VA Human Resource community is a dynamic, innovative, flexible organization that thoroughly understands VA’s business lines.  VA Human Resources ensures that VA has the right people, in the right jobs, with the right skills and abilities, with a true sense of personal value, and are committed to providing high quality service to our nation’s Veterans.


It is OAL’s policy to ensure that all OAL employees are given the requisite training to effectively perform their jobs, enhance career development opportunities, and serve our customers, consistent with the evolving needs of the organization and resources available.  Training opportunities offered to employees will focus on strengthening the skills required to achieve OAL mission requirements.  Such training will improve performance of present duties in an effective, efficient, and increasingly productive manner and will meet the changing needs of OAL as duties, technology, and other requirements evolve.

VA Acquisition Academy

VA’s Acquisition Academy is the primary source of acquisition training and career development for VA employees who are members of the acquisition workforce.  Visit the academy at

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