Agency Report

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

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 18 Large Agencies

  13  

2016 Index Score
59.8

Change from 2015
1.4 


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.
Website
http://www.defenselink.mil/
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SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 13 of 18 1.4  59.8 58.4 57.3 57.0 59.9 61.9
Category Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 13 of 18 0.8  54.4 53.6 52.3 53.4 53.7 54.8
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 12 of 18 0.6  46.8 46.2 44.2 45.1 46.7 47.9
Effective Leadership: Fairness 15 of 18 0.8  54.2 53.4 52.9 53.9 52.1 52.5
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 9 of 18 1.4  48.4 47.0 45.6 48.1 48.6 49.2
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 12 of 18 0.2  64.2 64.0 62.7 62.7 63.0 65.0
Employee Skills–Mission Match 16 of 18 0.5  74.9 74.4 73.4 73.9 75.5 76.1
Pay 7 of 18 1.1  59.7 58.6 55.8 52.0 56.7 60.5
Strategic Management 10 of 18 1.0  55.1 54.1 53.4 53.2 54.8 56.3
Teamwork 13 of 18 0.5  64.8 64.3 63.6 63.6 63.7 65.0
Innovation 10 of 18 1.4  62.4 61.0 60.0 60.5 62.1 62.6
Training and Development 9 of 18 0.8  60.2 59.4 58.2 57.9 60.2 61.2
Work–Life Balance 7 of 18 0.0  63.0 63.0 61.3 60.4 61.9 61.5
Support for Diversity 11 of 18 1.1  58.5 57.4 57.0 56.2 56.1 57.8
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 9 of 18 0.8  45.1 44.3 42.3 42.0 43.7 45.4
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 12 of 17 0.6  61.9 61.3 59.9 60.2 62.0 64.9
Male 11 of 17 2.4  63.0 60.6 60.6 59.4 63.3 63.6
American Indian or Native American 5 of 16 5.5  58.9 53.4 51.4 62.7 63.6 57.9
Asian 14 of 17 -2.7  63.4 66.1 65.6 67.2 64.4 70.0
Black or African-American 11 of 17 -0.4  63.8 64.2 62.1 63.0 63.1 66.7
Hispanic or Latino 13 of 17 0.9  61.3 60.4 59.3 59.6 57.2 62.5
Multi-racial 13 of 17 2.1  54.6 52.5 57.2 52.9 57.0 56.8
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 6 of 16 3.5  62.9 59.4 53.4 56.4 43.8
White 11 of 17 2.5  63.2 60.7 60.4 59.3 63.8 63.7
Employees with Disabilities 11 of 17 0.5  58.4 57.9 57.1 56.4 60.2
LGBT 15 of 17 1.4  54.4 53.0
Senior Executive Service (SES) 15 of 17 12.1  80.6 68.5 69.6 72.3 69.4
Veterans 12 of 17 1.2  61.9 60.7 60.8 59.7 65.0
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 9 of 14 2.2  65.2 63.0
Contract Specialist 5 of 15 0.0  64.4 64.4
Economist 0.0 
HR Specialist 6 of 16 6.8  65.5 58.7
IT Specialist 12 of 16 0.0  52.5 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 (2015)
7,296 ( 8.2% )

Average joined (2010-2015)
7,698

Workforce with less than three years of service
11.3%

Employees left (2015)
7,941 ( 8.9% )

Average left (2010-2015)
7,325


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Race/Ethnicity Demographics