Welcome to the Veterans Affairs Regional Office of San Diego
Congratulations on your selection for employment with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Our humble beginnings began in 1911 when the U.S. Government authorized benefits to be paid to Veterans and their dependents of the American Revolution. During the Civil War, in his inaugural address of 1865, President Abraham Lincoln called upon Congress and the American people “to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.”
This is VA’s Mission:
In 1917, Congress established a new system of Veteran’s benefits. This system included programs of disability compensation, insurance, a family allotment program for servicemen, and vocational rehabilitation. Then came the establishment of the Veterans Administration in 1930 when Congress authorized the President to “consolidate and coordinate government activities affecting war veterans.”
Then in 1989, the Department of Veterans Affairs was established as the successor to the Veterans Administration. Headed by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs,
http://www.va.gov/opa/bios/, VA provides the world’s most comprehensive and diverse program of benefits for Veterans and dependents.
And now, you are part of this proud history of public service and the very important work that we do. This website has been developed and written specifically for you. On it you will find all the information you need to begin your career. Under the leadership of Secretary Shinseki, the VA is currently undergoing a major transformation initiative. This initiative will create a more diverse, innovative and high-performing organization, committed to ending homelessness, ensuring our Veterans receive their benefits in a timely fashion with the highest degree of accuracy.
This site will take you step-by-step through the new employment process. Simply select the issues on the top left side of this page. You can begin with Before You Report which will guide you through the process of getting ready for your first day at work. There are a number of forms and several training courses that we ask you to complete before your first day of work. This may take several hours to complete the materials and training. We ask that you bring with you the new hire forms to work on the first day. Should you have any immediate needs or questions, please contact your Human Resources Department, Your Supervisor or your assigned Sponsor.
Again, welcome to the Veterans Benefits Administration, We are pleased and proud to have you as part of the team!!