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VA’s Enterprise Service Desk Earns Top Quality Mark!

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  • Published on: April 3, 2020

The Office of Information and Technology (OIT) is dedicated to improving support for its customers—staff within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)—so they, in turn, can better serve Veterans. As part of the Enterprise Service Desk’s (ESD) commitment to delivering an improved customer experience, ESD formed a team of dedicated Quality Analysts (QA) with a primary focus of monitoring the ESD’s Tier 1 calls to assess service desk agent performance. Tier 1 is a customer’s first line of support to resolve IT-related issues—VA’s IT “help desk” for its employees. 

Through the work of the QA team, the Tier 1 desk recently achieved a call-quality score of 94 percent—their highest monthly average since the program launched over a year and a half ago!

The QA team  evaluated each ESD agent three times per month on more than 30 behavior indicators in the following areas:

  • Call opening and closing
  • Customer service skills
  • Problem solving
  • Job knowledge

The top-notch rating is attributed to improved coaching and a more effective development counseling structure between ESD management and agents. A quality evaluation is the key to gaining valuable insight to support positive behaviors and identify areas for improvement to tailor a personal approach for agent coaching sessions.

The ESD is proud of this important milestone and is committed to driving continual improvement to meet the needs of its customers to ensure our Veterans receive the services and benefits they deserve.

Our commitment to digital and IT transformation is shaped by daily dedication to customer service and the close collaboration of our workforce, managers, and leaders. Ready to join us in improving Veterans’ care? Check out all current information and technology career opportunities on DigitalVA. You can also contact VA’s Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer at 512-326-6600, Monday thru Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST or by submitting a resume to VACareers@va.gov.

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