Agency Report

Department of Labor

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 18 Large Agencies

  6  

2016 Index Score
65.7

Change from 2015
2.6 


Mission
To foster and promote the welfare of job seekers, wage earners and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment and protecting benefits.
Website
http://www.dol.gov/dol/organization.htm
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SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 6 of 18 2.6  65.7 63.1 58.7 55.6 57.4 60.0 62.3 63.2 61.9 61.4 60.1
Category Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 3 of 18 2.8  58.2 55.4 51.7 50.0 50.7 52.2 52.4 51.8 52.0 50.6 48.8
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 5 of 18 3.2  51.1 47.9 43.6 41.6 42.7 45.0 45.8 48.5 47.2 45.3 43.2
Effective Leadership: Fairness 10 of 18 3.3  56.3 53.0 50.9 50.5 51.0 51.5 50.6 46.4 46.5 45.3 45.0
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 4 of 18 2.5  52.4 49.9 45.1 43.7 44.8 46.3 46.8 46.2 46.5 46.1 43.4
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 6 of 18 2.7  68.5 65.8 62.9 60.2 60.4 62.2 62.2 61.7 62.7 60.4 58.8
Employee Skills–Mission Match 5 of 18 1.6  77.9 76.3 74.8 73.5 75.9 76.6 76.5 78.0 77.9 76.6 77.8
Pay 5 of 18 2.1  62.4 60.3 57.8 51.5 55.5 59.9 68.2 66.3 66.4
Strategic Management 2 of 18 2.5  59.8 57.3 54.9 54.6 56.4 57.0 57.2 59.5 58.7 59.5 61.1
Teamwork 3 of 18 1.9  69.4 67.5 64.7 63.2 64.4 64.8 65.8 71.2 71.5 70.6 68.3
Innovation 11 of 18 2.8  62.1 59.3 56.3 54.6 56.8 57.2 58.3
Training and Development 12 of 18 3.5  59.5 56.0 50.9 49.5 52.7 51.9 52.9 54.9 55.8 56.4 55.1
Work–Life Balance 6 of 18 2.3  63.4 61.1 58.3 57.7 59.0 56.7 58.3 60.9 61.9 63.6 64.0
Support for Diversity 4 of 18 3.6  60.3 56.7 54.7 52.7 53.4 55.0 53.6 57.6 56.7 55.9 58.3
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 6 of 18 2.8  47.8 45.0 42.4 39.3 41.4 43.2 45.4 46.1 46.2 43.1 41.9
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 9 of 17 2.4  64.2 61.8 57.3 55.5 59.3 59.8 62.1 61.8
Male 6 of 17 2.8  69.6 66.8 62.7 60.7 63.2 64.6 65.9 64.4
American Indian or Native American 9 of 16 -4.8  55.3 60.1 46.0 48.5 56.4 50.7
Asian 11 of 17 -3.4  66.1 69.5 61.9 64.9 61.6 65.7 67.1 65.6
Black or African-American 15 of 17 4.4  60.8 56.4 52.6 52.6 55.9 57.1 57.6 59.3
Hispanic or Latino 7 of 17 1.7  65.8 64.1 59.0 58.4 63.8 65.6 63.4 66.2
Multi-racial 5 of 17 3.9  58.2 54.3 53.1 50.0 57.2 57.5 63.4 55.9
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 4 of 16 7.8  67.4 59.6 60.3
White 5 of 17 2.8  70.6 67.8 63.3 60.8 63.6 64.2 66.7 64.5
Employees with Disabilities 12 of 17 2.7  57.9 55.2 53.6 52.7 54.3
LGBT 6 of 17 3.0  66.1 63.1
Senior Executive Service (SES) 2 of 17 1.0  92.8 91.8 92.3 81.9 80.5
Veterans 3 of 17 2.6  67.4 64.8 60.5 59.1 61.5
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 14 of 14 -4.1  49.2 53.3
Contract Specialist 2 of 15 8.5  69.6 61.1
Economist 3 of 8 1.7  71.4 69.7
HR Specialist 12 of 16 1.8  59.5 57.7
IT Specialist 3 of 16 4.9  64.9 60.0
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)
1,159 ( 7.7% )

Average joined (2010-2015)
1,078

Workforce with less than three years of service
9.9%

Employees left (2015)
1,200 ( 8.0% )

Average left (2010-2015)
1,148


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics