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Awards & Recognitions

  • Received National IMAGE Equity and Excellence Agency Award (2013)
  • Selected by as one of America's Top 25 Government Agencies for Multicultural Business Opportunities (2012)
  • Ranked by HBCUConnect as #7 in hiring Historically Black College and University student interns (2011)
  • Recognized by the Center for American Progress for its Monthly Performance Review process (February 2011)
  • Ranked #1 in a report released by the Partnership for Public Service entitled, "Best Places to Launch a Career in the Federal Government” (September 2011)
  • Named “Outstanding HACU Public Sector Partner” by Hispanic Association for Colleges and Universities (2011)
  • Received “Chairman’s Award” at the National Image Annual Conference (2011)
  • VA/ODI featured in VHA Organizational Health newsletter “The Inclusion Imperative; the Key to Organizational Performance” (Summer 2011)
  • VA/ODI featured in Diversity/Careers Magazine in IT on “VA Vision for Diversity” (July 2011)
  • VA/ODI mentioned in Federal News Radio article on “Diversity Hiring Keeps Agencies Alive” (July 11, 2011)
  • VA/ODI featured in OPM-sponsored published study by Human Capital Shared Interest Group on “How Diversity & Inclusion Can Transform Your Organization” (June 2011)
  • VA/ODI featured in Disaboom article on “VA has Jobs for People with Disabilities” (June 2011)
  • VA/ODI featured in CyberFeds article on “VA's vision for diversity, inclusion to serve as a model for agencies” (2010)
  • VA Named by DiversityInc Magazine as one of the “Top 5 Federal agencies for Diversity” (2010)
  • VA Named by Latinos for Hire as “Best Federal Agency” (2010)
  • VA Named by Careers & DisABLED Magazine as #1 Federal agency for People with Disabilities (2010)
  • For a complete list of VA Learning University awards, visit