Agency Report

Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and Department of Defense Field Activities


Best Places to Work Rank

  15  
of 19 Large Agencies

See Full List
2015 Index Score
58.4
Change from 2014
1.1 

Mission
To provide the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of our country; to support the overall mission of the Department of Defense by providing official, timely and accurate information about defense policies, organizations, functions and operations.
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 Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and Department of Defense Field Activities compares to other organizations responsible for national security.
Website
http://www.defenselink.mil/
View Agency Subcomponents

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 15 of 19 1.1  58.4 57.3 57.0 59.9 61.9
Category Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 13 of 19 1.3  53.6 52.3 53.4 53.7 54.8
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 11 of 19 2.0  46.2 44.2 45.1 46.7 47.9
Effective Leadership: Fairness 11 of 19 0.5  53.4 52.9 53.9 52.1 52.5
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 10 of 19 1.4  47.0 45.6 48.1 48.6 49.2
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 14 of 19 1.3  64.0 62.7 62.7 63.0 65.0
Employee Skills–Mission Match 16 of 19 1.0  74.4 73.4 73.9 75.5 76.1
Pay 8 of 19 2.8  58.6 55.8 52.0 56.7 60.5
Strategic Management 10 of 19 0.7  54.1 53.4 53.2 54.8 56.3
Teamwork 15 of 19 0.7  64.3 63.6 63.6 63.7 65.0
Innovation 11 of 18 1.0  61.0 60.0 60.5 62.1 62.6
Training and Development 10 of 19 1.2  59.4 58.2 57.9 60.2 61.2
Work–Life Balance 5 of 19 1.7  63.0 61.3 60.4 61.9 61.5
Support for Diversity 10 of 19 0.4  57.4 57.0 56.2 56.1 57.8
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 10 of 19 2.0  44.3 42.3 42.0 43.7 45.4
Demographic Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 10 of 18 1.4  61.3 59.9 60.2 62.0 64.9
Male 12 of 18 0.0  60.6 60.6 59.4 63.3 63.6
40 and over 13 of 18 0.5  58.3 57.8 60.7 63.9 63.8
Under 40 12 of 18 3.2  58.5 55.3 57.2 59.5 65.7
American Indian or Native American 14 of 17 2.0  53.4 51.4 62.7 63.6 57.9
Asian 12 of 18 0.5  66.1 65.6 67.2 64.4 70.0
Black or African-American 8 of 18 2.1  64.2 62.1 63.0 63.1 66.7
Hispanic or Latino 12 of 18 1.1  60.4 59.3 59.6 57.2 62.5
Multi-racial 14 of 18 -4.7  52.5 57.2 52.9 57.0 56.8
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 8 of 16 6.0  59.4 53.4 56.4 43.8
White 13 of 18 0.3  60.7 60.4 59.3 63.8 63.7
Employees with Disabilities 7 of 18 0.8  57.9 57.1 56.4 60.2
LGBT 15 of 18 0.0  53.0
Senior Executive Service (SES) 17 of 18 -1.1  68.5 69.6 72.3 69.4
Veterans 11 of 18 -0.1  60.7 60.8 59.7 65.0
Demographic Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 7 of 14 0.0  63.0
Contract Specialist 5 of 17 0.0  64.4
Economist 0.0 
HR Specialist 12 of 18 0.0  58.7
IT Specialist 14 of 18 0.0  52.5
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)
5,966 ( 6.7% )

Average joined (2009-2014)
7,779

Workforce with less than three years of service
10.6%

Employees left (2014)
7,725 ( 8.6% )

Average left (2009-2014)
7,202


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics

Share