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

  15  

2017 Index Score
61.1

Change from 2016
1.3 


Mission
To provide the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of our country.
Website
http://www.defenselink.mil/
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SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 15 of 18 1.3  61.1 59.8 58.4 57.3 57.0 59.9 61.9
Category Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 13  of 18 1.6  56.0 54.4 53.6 52.3 53.4 53.7 54.8
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 13  of 18 2.5  49.3 46.8 46.2 44.2 45.1 46.7 47.9
Effective Leadership: Fairness 13  of 18 2.7  56.9 54.2 53.4 52.9 53.9 52.1 52.5
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 8  of 18 1.7  50.1 48.4 47.0 45.6 48.1 48.6 49.2
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 14  of 18 0.6  64.8 64.2 64.0 62.7 62.7 63.0 65.0
Employee Skills–Mission Match 16  of 18 0.6  75.5 74.9 74.4 73.4 73.9 75.5 76.1
Pay 5  of 18 3.5  63.2 59.7 58.6 55.8 52.0 56.7 60.5
Strategic Management 8  of 18 0.7  55.8 55.1 54.1 53.4 53.2 54.8 56.3
Teamwork 15  of 18 0.8  65.6 64.8 64.3 63.6 63.6 63.7 65.0
Innovation 9  of 18 2.2  64.6 62.4 61.0 60.0 60.5 62.1 62.6
Training and Development 12  of 18 0.1  60.3 60.2 59.4 58.2 57.9 60.2 61.2
Work–Life Balance 5  of 18 1.5  64.5 63.0 63.0 61.3 60.4 61.9 61.5
Support for Diversity 10  of 18 2.1  60.6 58.5 57.4 57.0 56.2 56.1 57.8
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 10  of 18 1.9  47.0 45.1 44.3 42.3 42.0 43.7 45.4
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)
9,349 ( 10.8% )

Average joined (2010-2016)
7,042

Workforce with less than three years of service
12.4%

Employees left (2016)
8,478 ( 9.8% )

Average left (2010-2016)
7,686


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Race/Ethnicity Demographics