You will prepare and submit a term paper on Strategic Plan Report. Your paper should be a minimum of 1000 words in length. ale organizations have strategic plans to guide them towards achieving their short term and long term goals, and the United States of America Department of Veterans Affairs is one of them. The Veterans Affairs department is the second largest, the largest being the Department of Defense. This department currently has an approximate number of 280, 000 employees (Longman, 2012). Founded over eighty years ago, this department has many roles and responsibilities, goals and objectives, all of them are centered towards the well being of USA veterans. This department, being a major one, operates with an approximate budget to the tune of $ 80 billion (Longman, 2012).
The VA helps take care of veterans patient care, some basic family needs, compensation for those veterans injured during their line of duty, provision of education needs and provision of manageable home loans. The department also takes care of the veterans’ surgery and rehabilitative needs, funeral and bereavement provisions among others. The department’s short and long term goals demand a strategic plan. In the healthcare sector, the main short term goal is to be able to provide cheap affordable yet quality medication for the veterans. This definitely requires a very appropriate strategy, since the provision of healthcare is very vital to any country and its citizens well being (Panangala, 2011. Peter et al, 2013).
The aforementioned operational activities form the short term goals of the department. In addition, it also aims at improving its service delivery, reducing the paper work and making disability claims easier for the veterans. The use of more specialized IT in the healthcare sector is also another goal of the organization (Longman, 2012). The department also has some long term goals, one of them being the goal to reduce and eventually get to zero cases of homelessness among the veterans.