Agency Report

Department of the Air Force

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 18 Large Agencies

  14  


Best Places to Work Mission Rank
out of 7 National Security Agencies

  5  

2016 Index Score
59.3

Change from 2015
-0.7 


Mission
To fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace.
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Looking at Agencies by Mission
For the second year in a row, we have placed a select group of agencies and subcomponents into five mission areas. See how the Department of the Air Force compares to other organizations responsible for national security.
Website
http://www.af.mil/
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SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 14 of 18 -0.7  59.3 60.0 56.8 57.2 61.5 62.9 64.8 63.6 63.8 62.6 62.3
Category Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 7 of 18 -0.5  56.1 56.6 54.1 54.5 56.0 56.6 58.0 54.5 54.3 53.7 51.4
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 8 of 18 0.0  50.1 50.1 47.4 47.3 50.4 52.2 53.9 52.1 52.4 50.7 49.6
Effective Leadership: Fairness 4 of 18 0.0  58.5 58.5 56.2 56.2 56.9 57.0 56.8 51.3 47.5 49.1 47.8
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 6 of 18 -0.4  50.0 50.4 47.2 48.9 50.4 50.7 52.6 49.8 49.2 49.2 46.2
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 12 of 18 -0.8  64.2 65.0 63.4 62.9 64.0 64.5 66.1 62.0 63.7 62.2 59.3
Employee Skills–Mission Match 15 of 18 -0.4  75.5 75.9 73.7 74.3 77.9 78.2 79.1 78.7 78.5 78.7 79.4
Pay 14 of 18 0.1  56.3 56.2 52.1 49.3 55.8 58.3 63.5 60.6 62.2
Strategic Management 11 of 18 -0.1  53.8 53.9 51.1 52.3 56.0 57.1 56.5 56.5 56.9 56.5 60.4
Teamwork 12 of 18 -0.7  65.8 66.5 65.2 65.5 66.5 67.0 67.1 71.8 71.7 72.0 69.1
Innovation 5 of 18 -0.5  63.7 64.2 61.8 61.2 64.5 65.1 66.1
Training and Development 10 of 18 -0.3  59.7 60.0 56.3 56.9 62.3 62.0 62.9 63.1 62.3 63.1 59.4
Work–Life Balance 9 of 18 -0.3  61.1 61.4 59.7 59.1 61.7 59.6 61.2 63.6 64.1 64.9 67.9
Support for Diversity 14 of 18 -0.4  57.1 57.5 55.0 53.6 55.4 56.3 56.9 58.9 57.4 56.4 58.3
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 9 of 18 -0.6  45.1 45.7 42.7 41.3 44.7 46.0 47.3 45.1 46.8 44.2 45.1
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 11 of 17 0.7  62.9 62.2 59.2 59.5 64.2 64.7 67.9 64.6
Male 13 of 17 -0.5  62.1 62.6 59.8 60.1 65.0 66.5 66.5 63.2
American Indian or Native American 15 of 16 -13.6  47.1 60.7 49.2 59.3 58.3 52.4 67.8 68.1
Asian 6 of 17 3.0  70.7 67.7 64.7 61.0 69.3 76.8 73.2 73.2
Black or African-American 10 of 17 -1.6  65.2 66.8 63.8 60.3 67.0 71.9 67.6 65.0
Hispanic or Latino 9 of 17 2.5  64.7 62.2 58.3 60.7 64.4 57.7 66.9 68.6
Multi-racial 12 of 17 0.8  55.9 55.1 55.4 55.6 58.2 63.2 62.4 57.9
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3 of 16 -1.9  68.5 70.4 60.0 61.2 64.7
White 13 of 17 0.1  62.8 62.7 59.6 60.4 65.0 66.3 66.9 63.2
Employees with Disabilities 6 of 17 -0.1  59.4 59.5 56.6 57.6 60.5
LGBT 11 of 17 0.9  62.7 61.8
Senior Executive Service (SES) 6 of 17 3.8  89.5 85.7 77.4 74.2 86.1
Veterans 10 of 17 -1.0  62.2 63.2 60.5 60.6 64.9
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 12 of 14 -2.0  55.3 57.3
Contract Specialist 3 of 15 0.6  65.5 64.9
Economist 0.0 
HR Specialist 15 of 16 -0.8  53.6 54.4
IT Specialist 15 of 16 -2.0  51.4 53.4
Quartile Key
Lower Quartile (0–25%) Below Median (25–50%) Above Median (50–75%) Upper Quartile (75–100%)

WORKFORCE SIZE AND DEMOGRAPHICS

Data source: FedScope, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Employees joined (2015)
12,421 ( 7.9% )

Average joined (2010-2015)
12,098

Workforce with less than three years of service
13.2%

Employees left (2015)
13,266 ( 8.5% )

Average left (2010-2015)
12,521


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics