Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Permanent Workforce: 285,735     Temporary Workforce: 23,079     Total Workforce: 308,814

Workforce Composition
Total # Men Women Hispanic or Latino White Black or African American Asian Native Hawaiian/ Other Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Two or More Races Individuals with Targeted Disabilities

Permanent Workforce

285,735

40.44%

59.56%

6.77%

61.14%

23.78%

6.23%

0.20%

1.13%

0.76%

1.54%

Major Occupations:

                     

Nurse

53,702

15.71%

84.29%

5.82%

66.33%

15.84%

10.36%

0.15%

1.06%

0.45%

0.55%

Medical Officer

21,283

66.00%

34.00%

6.40%

63.81%

4.54%

23.16%

0.13%

1.52%

0.45%

0.50%

Practical Nurse

13,116

16.60%

83.40%

6.82%

56.38%

29.08%

5.34%

0.26%

1.31%

0.82%

0.77%

GS-14 and GS-15*

18,917

63.15%

36.85%

5.65%

68.18%

7.82%

16.67%

0.12%

1.07%

0.50%

0.66%

Senior Pay Level*

419

63.96%

36.04%

4.05%

84.73%

8.11%

14.25%

0.13%

1.28%

0.35%

0.30%

SES

419

63.96%

36.04%

4.05%

84.73%

8.11%

1.43%

0.36%

1.08%

0.36%

1.79%

First-Level Officials/ Managers

8,347

45.92%

54.08%

6.58%

66.43%

21.98%

2.97%

0.17%

1.17%

0.69%

1.22%

Mid-Level Officials/ Managers

6,762

51.60%

48.40%

5.22%

76.28%

13.65%

3.45%

0.06%

0.74%

0.61%

0.98%

Senior-Level Officials/ Managers

4,223

70.54%

29.46%

5.26%

76.70%

5.94%

11.15%

0.14%

0.50%

0.31%

0.66%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities Employment Trends

As of September 30, 2010, VA employed 4,650 (1.51%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 6,176 IWTD were needed. This represents an increase of 409 employees over FY 2009 and an increase of 1,084 employees since FY 2006. The participation rate for FY 2009 was 1.43% and for FY 2006 was 1.49%. Over the 5-year period VA had a net increase of 0.02% in the participation rate of employees with targeted disabilities.

FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010
# %* # %* # %* # %* # %*

Reportable Disabilities

22,070

 

20,426

 

22,235

 

24,518

 

26,387

 

Targeted Disabilities

3,566

16.16%

3,758

18.4%

3,985

17.92%

4,241

17.3%

4,650

17.62%

*The % of Targeted Disabilities in this table represents the # of employees with reportable disabilities that are targeted disabilities.

Women in Management*

As of September 30, 2010, VA employed 170,181 Women in permanent positions. Women occupied only 29.46% of VA's permanent senior level management positions. This represents an increase of 122 women in senior management positions since FY 2009 and an increase of 471 since FY 2006.

WOMEN IN: FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010
# % # % # % # % # %

Permanent Workforce

129,196

58.82%

135,573

58.95%

149,878

59.4%

162,411

59.78%

170,181

59.56%

Senior Level Management

773

23.91%

879

25.65%

981

27.25%

1,122

28.94%

1,244

29.46%

Mid Level Management

2,114

42.47%

2,337

44.6%

2,626

45.88%

2,939

47.2%

3,273

48.4%

1st Level Management

3,707

54.01%

3,763

53.83%

4,041

54.24%

4,312

54.16%

4,514

54.08%

* Numbers represent permanent employees only.