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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Overview

The VA publishes on a variety of topics, including on benefits and PTSD. Whether on a VA, U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO), or an interagency website, the general public can access these publications for free. In addition, see resources for Veterans from GPO and other U.S. Government agencies.

VA Publications

VA and Veteran Information using GPO Resources

GPO has information and publications about the VA. Featured examples include the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP), FDLP Academy, FDLP Resource Guides, and GovInfo. Click on the tabs of this box to learn more about these resources.

CGP Banner

The CGP is one GPO resource to find publications by and about the VA. The following information is about one search strategy using the Superintendent of Documents (SuDoc) class numbers.


  1. Go to the CGP
  2. Click on the "Advanced" button in the main menu.
  3. Select "SuDoc Class Number."
  4. Type in the SuDoc class number (see table below for VA examples)
  5. Click "Go."
  6. Search results appear in order of publication year (newest to oldest).
    • Some search results lists will include class numbers in the SuDoc column other than the number searched. This happens if a catalog record contains both old and new SuDoc numbers. The CGP displays the original SuDoc number on the search results page, and the current number is only visible once a record is opened. GPO is investigating whether this can be changed.
VA Department or Bureau SuDoc Class Number
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FDLP Academy Banner

Freely available for the general public, the FDLP Academy offers webinars and webcasts for Federal Depository Libraries. Its mission is to "create and deliver enhanced educational opportunities to the FDLP community by fostering collaboration, by facilitating knowledge sharing, and through the application of new methods and use of multiple mediums" about U.S. Government resources. The following webinars contain veteran resources that may be helpful for library professionals and the general public.


Screenshot of "Help @ Your Fingertips: VA Mobile Mental Health Apps"

Help @ Your Fingertips: VA Mobile Mental Health Apps

  • Recorded on July 20, 2022
  • Length of Time: 59 minutes
  • Speaker: Lisa Huang (Veterans Administration Central Office)

 

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Library of Congress Veterans History Project

  • Recorded on November 2, 2022
  • Length of Time: 56 minutes
  • Speaker: Kerry Ward (Library of Congress)

GovInfo provides free access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal government. GovInfo has a collection of VA Congressionally Mandated Reports, some of which are featured below.


Screenshot of "Semiannual Report on Medical Centers at the Department of Veterans Affairs Currently without a Permanent Director"

Semiannual Report on Medical Centers at the Department of Veterans Affairs Currently without a Permanent Director

  • Date: August 11, 2023
  • Quoted excerpt: "Historically, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has had difficulties filling Medical Center Director (MCD) positions due to compensation challenges, the lack of a robust recruitment strategy, redundancy in the recruitment process, lack of transparency and the lengthy time it took to fill these positions... Within the last year, the average MCD vacancy rate was 12%."
Screenshot of "Summary of Employment Discrimination Complaints Filed Against Senior Managers Based on Conduct, 2022"

Summary of Employment Discrimination Complaints Filed Against Senior Managers Based on Conduct, 2022

  • Date: June 16, 2023
  • Quoted excerpt: "During calendar year (CY) 2022, there were 35 complaints in which Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) senior management officials were named. The 35 complaints filed against VA senior managers in CY 2022 are 7 complaints more than those reported in CY 2021. Of the 35 complaints, 8 cases are closed and 27 are still being processed."
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Collaboration in Provision of Case Management Services to Homeless Veterans in the Department of Housing and Urban Development - Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program, FY 2022

  • Date: May 14, 2023
  • Quoted excerpt: "The HUD-VASH Program is a collaborative program between HUD and VA in which homeless Veterans receive a Housing Choice rental voucher from HUD paired with case management and supportive services from VA. These services, provided in accordance with 38 U.S.C § 2003(b), are designed to support Veterans to obtain and sustain housing stability and recover from physical and mental health problems, substance use disorders and functional concerns contributing to or resulting from homelessness."
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Department of Veterans Affairs-Department of Defense Joint Executive Committee, Annual Joint Report, Fiscal Year 2022

  • Date: April 21, 2023
  • Quoted excerpt: "The Annual Joint Report provides Congress with information about the collective accomplishments of the two Departments, and our partners where applicable, and highlights current efforts to improve joint coordination and resource sharing. This report does not contain recommendations for legislation."
Screenshot of "Oversight of the Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Media Outreach, Annual Report, 2022"

Oversight of the Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Media Outreach, Annual Report, 2022

  • Date: April 1, 2023
  • Quoted excerpt: "This report outlines calendar year (CY) 2022 metrics and progress made against established targets for VA’s mental health and suicide prevention media outreach campaigns. Established goals and measurable targets were met."

These guides focus on U.S. Government resources, data, and documents; and information about the FDLP for Federal Depository Library staff. The guides are for librarians and the general public, with some guides highlighting resources for veterans.


Additional U.S. Government Resources for Veterans

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National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

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National Resource Directory

Screenshot of "Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) program" website

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Screenshot of "VETS" website

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)