OEI’s mission is to orchestrate and lead the continuous improvement of Veterans and employee experience through effective enterprise integration of people, processes, technology; innovations; and maturing organizational management capabilities.
OEI leads Departmental efforts in:
- Strategic and future foresights
- Strategy and strategic planning
- Integrated enterprise planning
- Enterprise risk management
- Performance management
- Policy management and analysis
- Policy research
- Transformation and innovations
- Data analytics and statistics
- Actuarial science
- Data governance
- Interagency coordination and collaboration
OEI is comprised of the Office of Planning and Performance Management, the Office of Data Governance and Analytics, the Office of Policy and Interagency Collaborations, the VA Center for Innovations, and the Office of Transformation.
The Office of Planning and Performance Management (OPPM) leads the Department’s strategic future foresight and assessment; coordinates business strategy development; integrates mission requirements; conducts forward-thinking strategic planning to address long-range issues; and ensures integration of business requirements and aligning the planning and execution activities of the Department’s programs and initiatives. OPPM is also responsible for managing VA’s enterprise risk management framework that provides the necessary governance, communications, training, processes, and tools to effectively identify, assess, address, and monitor risks, enabling VA leadership to make informed decisions and focus priorities that make the best use of resources. OSPPI enables VA’s senior leaders to maintain a consolidated, timely, and robust understanding of both known and emerging risks facing the Department, as well as how these risks are being addressed.
The Office of Data Governance and Analysis (DGA) is responsible for providing data management, data analysis, and business intelligence capabilities to inform VA-wide decision making. DGA acts as an authoritative clearinghouse for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of statistics about Veterans and VA programs. It also provides predictive analysis, actuarial services, and data-driven forecasting capabilities to inform decision-making in the Department.
The Office of Policy and Interagency Collaboration (OPIC) leads and manages the Department’s policy management process and provides policy analysis support to the Secretary and VA senior leadership. It oversees the VA’s policy research and collaboration activities with strategic partners (other federal agencies, academia, think tanks, and ally countries). OPIC serves as the VA lead on issues pertaining to interagency collaboration and coordination with Federal partners (DoD, SSA, HUD, DOL, Commerce, etc.).
The VA Center for Innovation (VACI) manages strategy, policy, and lead VA innovations ecosystem and diffusion of innovative best practices. VACI identifies, prioritizes, funds, tests, and evaluates the most promising solutions to the Department’s most important challenges. VACI’s goal is to increase Veterans’ access to VA services; improves the quality of services delivered; enhances the performance of VA operations, and reduces or controls the cost of delivering those services that Veterans and their families receive.
The Office of Transformation leads and manages breakthrough transformation initiatives and activities in the Department.