Agency Report

Washington Headquarters Services (DOD)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 339 Agency Subcomponents

  297  

2017 Index Score
55.1

Change from 2016
0.2 


Parent Agency
Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and Department of Defense Field Activities (Index Score: 61.1)
Mission
To 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
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 297 of 339 0.2  55.1 54.9 52.3 53.4 57.9 59.4 59.7 57.3 63.1 57.9
Category Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 276  of 336 1.9  53.9 52.0 51.7 53.9 56.5 54.1 56.8 55.3 58.3 46.2
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 251  of 336 3.6  48.5 44.9 44.3 46.6 50.4 47.8 53.1 52.8 56.5 43.2
Effective Leadership: Fairness 282  of 336 2.8  51.9 49.1 50.2 53.9 52.9 48.4 50.6 47.1 49.5 40.9
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 228  of 336 2.4  48.2 45.8 44.4 48.5 51.9 50.1 53.6 52.5 55.8 41.7
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 296  of 336 0.2  63.5 63.3 63.5 63.1 66.1 64.1 64.9 63.4 66.2 55.0
Employee Skills–Mission Match 271  of 338 0.4  75.2 74.8 74.8 72.9 76.4 76.8 79.6 78.9 80.8 78.4
Pay 103  of 338 4.0  69.5 65.5 62.2 52.4 58.8 60.6 55.2 62.3
Strategic Management 263  of 337 2.6  53.7 51.1 52.9 51.7 53.3 55.1 60.3 57.7 61.4 57.1
Teamwork 298  of 337 0.2  64.0 63.8 64.5 65.1 62.7 62.6 70.9 70.9 70.8 64.1
Innovation 285  of 337 1.3  61.8 60.5 59.9 61.2 64.7 66.1
Training and Development 282  of 338 -0.4  56.6 57.0 53.4 50.2 60.2 59.1 64.4 59.2 65.3 55.9
Work–Life Balance 248  of 337 0.5  60.5 60.0 60.5 60.1 59.9 59.7 60.0 58.0 66.7 62.5
Support for Diversity 290  of 337 2.6  56.7 54.1 53.8 53.4 57.1 57.8 60.6 60.9 63.8 53.0
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 280  of 336 4.1  45.1 41.0 41.8 41.9 46.0 46.8 49.7 53.5 54.8 47.9
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)
170 ( 8.7% )

Average joined (2010-2016)
262

Workforce with less than three years of service
15.6%

Employees left (2016)
261 ( 13.4% )

Average left (2010-2016)
184


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Race/Ethnicity Demographics