To ensure a high level of care and service for Veterans, VA must recruit, retain, develop and engage the best people possible. We define diversity in its broadest context to include all that makes us unique: race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability status, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, educational background, socioeconomic status, intellectual perspective, organizational level and more.
Only together can we achieve our mission. The Department’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2012-2016 contains three goals:
Visit the VA Office of Diversity and Inclusion to learn more about VA’s commitment to diversity.