Agency Report

Defense Security Service (DOD)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 339 Agency Subcomponents

  313  

2017 Index Score
53.3

Change from 2016
-6.2 


Parent Agency
Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and Department of Defense Field Activities (Index Score: 61.1)
Mission
To strengthen national security at home and abroad through security oversight and education operations.
Website
http://www.dss.mil/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 313 of 339 -6.2  53.3 59.5 62.8 59.9
Category Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 264  of 336 -2.0  55.2 57.2 60.7 55.8 38.3 42.7
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 298  of 336 -3.2  43.2 46.4 51.0 43.4 33.0 30.9
Effective Leadership: Fairness 250  of 336 -2.0  54.9 56.9 66.0 57.3 38.0 46.3
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 217  of 336 -3.8  48.7 52.5 55.4 49.2 18.9 31.3
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 244  of 336 0.5  67.9 67.4 68.1 67.8 60.4 58.4
Employee Skills–Mission Match 278  of 338 1.3  74.8 73.5 80.0 80.4
Pay 101  of 338 1.0  69.8 68.8 66.2 67.6
Strategic Management 247  of 337 -3.8  54.1 57.9 66.1 63.9
Teamwork 285  of 337 -3.9  65.2 69.1 69.6 72.0
Innovation 224  of 337 0.2  64.6 64.4 60.7 63.2
Training and Development 300  of 338 -6.3  55.2 61.5 65.0 64.4
Work–Life Balance 334  of 337 -4.8  48.4 53.2 53.4 54.5
Support for Diversity 164  of 337 2.4  63.6 61.2 65.3 61.4
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 289  of 336 0.8  44.4 43.6 43.4 41.0
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 (2016)
107 ( 12.2% )

Average joined (2010-2016)
86

Workforce with less than three years of service
12.0%

Employees left (2016)
97 ( 11.1% )

Average left (2010-2016)
78


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics