Agency Report

Washington Headquarters Services (DOD)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 305 Agency Subcomponents

  250  

2016 Index Score
54.9

Change from 2015
2.6 


Parent Agency
Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and Department of Defense Field Activities (Index Score: 59.8)
Mission
To provide a wide range of centralized capabilities to DOD headquarters, the Office of the Secretary of Defense and DOD components, enabling economies of scale for delivering essential administrative services to fulfill the mission of the department.
Website
http://www.whs.mil

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 250 of 305 2.6  54.9 52.3 53.4 57.9 59.4 59.7 57.3 63.1 57.9
Category Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 235 of 303 0.3  52.0 51.7 53.9 56.5 54.1 56.8 55.3 58.3 46.2
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 230 of 303 0.6  44.9 44.3 46.6 50.4 47.8 53.1 52.8 56.5 43.2
Effective Leadership: Fairness 255 of 303 -1.1  49.1 50.2 53.9 52.9 48.4 50.6 47.1 49.5 40.9
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 205 of 303 1.4  45.8 44.4 48.5 51.9 50.1 53.6 52.5 55.8 41.7
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 246 of 303 -0.2  63.3 63.5 63.1 66.1 64.1 64.9 63.4 66.2 55.0
Employee Skills–Mission Match 220 of 304 0.0  74.8 74.8 72.9 76.4 76.8 79.6 78.9 80.8 78.4
Pay 110 of 304 3.3  65.5 62.2 52.4 58.8 60.6 55.2 62.3
Strategic Management 239 of 304 -1.8  51.1 52.9 51.7 53.3 55.1 60.3 57.7 61.4 57.1
Teamwork 232 of 304 -0.7  63.8 64.5 65.1 62.7 62.6 70.9 70.9 70.8 64.1
Innovation 227 of 304 0.6  60.5 59.9 61.2 64.7 66.1
Training and Development 214 of 304 3.6  57.0 53.4 50.2 60.2 59.1 64.4 59.2 65.3 55.9
Work–Life Balance 203 of 304 -0.5  60.0 60.5 60.1 59.9 59.7 60.0 58.0 66.7 62.5
Support for Diversity 253 of 304 0.3  54.1 53.8 53.4 57.1 57.8 60.6 60.9 63.8 53.0
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 264 of 303 -0.8  41.0 41.8 41.9 46.0 46.8 49.7 53.5 54.8 47.9
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 219 of 285 1.9  57.3 55.4 56.5 59.5 62.1 56.2
Male 253 of 294 2.0  56.5 54.5 56.6 60.8 61.1 62.3
American Indian or Native American 0.0 
Asian 0.0 
Black or African-American 140 of 225 1.4  61.0 59.6 60.4 59.1 57.0 58.6
Hispanic or Latino 92 of 149 13.4  61.3 47.9 51.8
Multi-racial 61 of 99 2.7  52.5 49.8 54.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0 
White 253 of 299 2.0  56.9 54.9 56.3 60.6 68.0 60.7
Employees with Disabilities 167 of 194 -2.4  49.7 52.1 59.8
LGBT 0.0 
Senior Executive Service (SES) 29 of 37 18.9  80.4 61.5 68.5
Veterans 187 of 230 0.7  57.5 56.8 57.2
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 0.0 
Contract Specialist 0.0 
Economist 0.0 
HR Specialist 0.0 
IT Specialist 102 of 103 -4.0  38.3 42.3
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)
256 ( 12.7% )

Average joined (2010-2015)
248

Workforce with less than three years of service
14.7%

Employees left (2015)
206 ( 10.2% )

Average left (2010-2015)
155


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics