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VA Fulfills Its Fourth Mission: To Serve the Public in Times of Emergency

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has three missions promoting veterans’ health and wellbeing: veterans' health care, benefits, and its National Cemetery Administration. Its fourth mission is to improve the nation's preparedness in times of emergency to serve veterans as well as public health and safety programs at the national, state, and local levels. The VA website offers a weekly graphic dashboard, "By the Numbers," that offers a snapshot of the Department's efforts to serve veterans and the general public.

Gensler's "US Work from Home" Survey Indicates Most Prefer to Work in the Office Most of the Time

In conjunction with a third-party vendor, Gensler surveyed 2,300 workers across the US, and found that 70 percent of them want to work in the office for the majority of the work week. Interestingly, this percentage is consistent with workplace data that Gensler has been collecting since 2005; workers choose (when given the choice) to spend 72% of their average workweek in the office. The survey also finds that workers expect major changes in their workplaces when they return.