VA Plans, Budget, and Performance
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.
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
Agency Financial Report (AFR)
The AFR presents VA’s financial results and audited financial statements for Fiscal Year 2020.
VA Strategic Plan
The VA FY 2018-2024 Strategic Plan describes the major efforts the Department will undertake through the next five to seven years to deliver tailored and desired outcomes for Veterans.
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.
The VA FY 2018-2024 Strategic Plan describes the major efforts the Department will undertake through the next five to seven years to deliver tailored and desired outcomes for Veterans. The plan’s goals, objectives, and strategies describe essential VA focus areas that are intended to contribute to Veteran well-being, encourage independence, and enhance Veterans’ quality of life.
Access the Strategic Plan.
VA’s AFR presents VA’s financial results and audited financial statements for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. 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.
The Annual Performance Plan and Report presents the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) accomplishments and challenges in providing health care and benefits to Veterans and their eligible dependents in accordance with VA’s mission. It contains both proposed performance in the form of targets for future years as well as recent results.
Annual Evaluation Plan (AEP)
VA’s Annual Evaluation Plan (AEP) highlights significant studies that will inform evidence-based policies identified in the forthcoming Learning Agenda appendix to the VA Fiscal Year 2022-2028 Strategic Plan. The evaluations focus on at-risk, marginalized and vulnerable Veterans facing homelessness, opioid use disorder and challenges in access to care and benefits.
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.
In this May 2021 update, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) documents recent progress made since publishing VA’s March 2020 High Risk List Action Plan: Managing Risks and Improving VA Health Care. The Action Plan is VA’s plan for addressing the five broad management issues described by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in its 2015 High Risk Series Update, which include: policy and processes, oversight and accountability, information technology, adequate training, and resource allocation. In this update, VA provides status on actions taken from March 2020 through May 2021, future planned actions with detailed project milestones, refined goals and objectives, a resource assessment, information on work related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and a response to critiques made by GAO.
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.
The Biennial National Outreach Report outlines the outreach programs conducted by all Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administrations and special staff offices during Fiscal Year. This report focuses on actions taken to increase awareness and access to benefits and services our Veterans have earned.
This report outlines Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019.
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.