Agency Report

Department of the Air Force


Best Places to Work Rank

  10  
of 19 Large Agencies

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2015 Index Score
60.0
Change from 2014
3.2 

Mission
To fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace.
NEW in 2015 Looking at Agencies by Mission
For the first time since we launched the Best Places to Work rankings, we have grouped 75 federal organizations into six 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
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 10 of 19 3.2  60.0 56.8 57.2 61.5 62.9 64.8 63.6 63.8 62.6 62.3
Category Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 4 of 19 2.5  56.6 54.1 54.5 56.0 56.6 58.0 54.5 54.3 53.7 51.4
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 4 of 19 2.7  50.1 47.4 47.3 50.4 52.2 53.9 52.1 52.4 50.7 49.6
Effective Leadership: Fairness 3 of 19 2.3  58.5 56.2 56.2 56.9 57.0 56.8 51.3 47.5 49.1 47.8
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 4 of 19 3.2  50.4 47.2 48.9 50.4 50.7 52.6 49.8 49.2 49.2 46.2
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 11 of 19 1.6  65.0 63.4 62.9 64.0 64.5 66.1 62.0 63.7 62.2 59.3
Employee Skills–Mission Match 12 of 19 2.2  75.9 73.7 74.3 77.9 78.2 79.1 78.7 78.5 78.7 79.4
Pay 14 of 19 4.1  56.2 52.1 49.3 55.8 58.3 63.5 60.6 62.2
Strategic Management 11 of 19 2.8  53.9 51.1 52.3 56.0 57.1 56.5 56.5 56.9 56.5 60.4
Teamwork 9 of 19 1.3  66.5 65.2 65.5 66.5 67.0 67.1 71.8 71.7 72.0 69.1
Innovation 4 of 18 2.4  64.2 61.8 61.2 64.5 65.1 66.1
Training and Development 8 of 19 3.7  60.0 56.3 56.9 62.3 62.0 62.9 63.1 62.3 63.1 59.4
Work–Life Balance 8 of 19 1.7  61.4 59.7 59.1 61.7 59.6 61.2 63.6 64.1 64.9 67.9
Support for Diversity 9 of 19 2.5  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 7 of 19 3.0  45.7 42.7 41.3 44.7 46.0 47.3 45.1 46.8 44.2 45.1
Demographic Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 8 of 18 3.0  62.2 59.2 59.5 64.2 64.7 67.9 64.6
Male 9 of 18 2.8  62.6 59.8 60.1 65.0 66.5 66.5 63.2
40 and over 10 of 18 2.5  60.6 58.1 61.3 65.7 66.4 66.7 63.4
Under 40 13 of 18 5.0  57.6 52.6 55.7 62.4 64.7 68.2 64.6
American Indian or Native American 5 of 17 11.5  60.7 49.2 59.3 58.3 52.4 67.8 68.1
Asian 10 of 18 3.0  67.7 64.7 61.0 69.3 76.8 73.2 73.2
Black or African-American 6 of 18 3.0  66.8 63.8 60.3 67.0 71.9 67.6 65.0
Hispanic or Latino 11 of 18 3.9  62.2 58.3 60.7 64.4 57.7 66.9 68.6
Multi-racial 9 of 18 -0.3  55.1 55.4 55.6 58.2 63.2 62.4 57.9
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3 of 16 10.4  70.4 60.0 61.2 64.7
White 9 of 18 3.1  62.7 59.6 60.4 65.0 66.3 66.9 63.2
Employees with Disabilities 4 of 18 2.9  59.5 56.6 57.6 60.5
LGBT 9 of 18 0.0  61.8
Senior Executive Service (SES) 8 of 18 8.3  85.7 77.4 74.2 86.1
Veterans 7 of 18 2.7  63.2 60.5 60.6 64.9
Demographic Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 10 of 14 0.0  57.3
Contract Specialist 4 of 17 0.0  64.9
Economist 0.0 
HR Specialist 16 of 18 0.0  54.4
IT Specialist 12 of 18 0.0  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 (2014)
8,472 ( 5.4% )

Average joined (2009-2014)
12,034

Workforce with less than three years of service
11.5%

Employees left (2014)
12,910 ( 8.3% )

Average left (2009-2014)
12,372


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics

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