Agency Report

Food and Drug Administration (HHS)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 150 Agency Subcomponents

  32  

2017 Index Score
73.4

Change from 2016
3.0 


Parent Agency
Department of Health and Human Services (Index Score: 70.4)
Mission
To rigorously assure the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products and medical devices, and the safety and security of our nation's food supply, cosmetics and products that emit radiation.
Website
http://www.fda.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 32 of 150 3.0  73.4 70.4 66.3 65.7 66.0 69.5 66.9 67.6 65.5 64.5 64.4 64.5
Category Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 46  of 147 2.3  61.8 59.5 55.4 54.8 55.7 56.9 56.0 55.5 52.5 52.6 52.1 50.0
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 36  of 147 2.8  56.4 53.6 49.2 48.8 48.8 50.6 51.0 50.8 49.5 48.6 47.6 47.2
Effective Leadership: Fairness 83  of 147 2.8  58.1 55.3 52.2 50.8 52.0 50.6 51.3 51.4 46.4 42.8 43.5 44.1
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 41  of 147 2.5  55.4 52.9 48.9 48.5 50.1 52.0 51.7 49.8 46.9 46.8 47.9 45.1
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 47  of 147 1.5  72.8 71.3 66.7 66.0 66.5 68.1 65.1 65.7 62.6 65.3 63.0 59.5
Employee Skills–Mission Match 37  of 149 1.5  80.9 79.4 77.6 77.1 77.2 78.4 78.4 78.6 77.9 77.6 76.9 79.3
Pay 90  of 149 2.8  62.3 59.5 55.7 56.5 56.3 59.8 58.1 63.4 60.8 62.0
Strategic Management 29  of 148 1.7  64.0 62.3 59.0 59.0 59.2 61.0 60.1 60.0 58.8 57.5 59.3 63.0
Teamwork 39  of 148 2.1  73.7 71.6 68.9 68.5 68.2 69.1 68.3 66.6 71.8 72.4 69.6 69.2
Innovation 42  of 148 2.4  68.4 66.0 63.4 62.4 61.8 63.6 63.0 63.1
Training and Development 37  of 149 2.2  67.8 65.6 62.6 61.5 60.4 62.5 60.7 62.0 61.0 61.6 62.5 60.2
Work–Life Balance 37  of 148 1.5  68.0 66.5 64.0 63.2 63.0 64.9 61.9 62.4 62.0 61.2 63.4 67.7
Support for Diversity 45  of 148 3.9  65.5 61.6 58.4 58.2 58.8 59.1 58.9 58.5 62.4 61.6 58.9 63.5
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 39  of 147 3.7  53.5 49.8 46.3 45.8 45.2 47.6 46.4 46.4 46.7 50.0 48.4 47.4
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)
1,082 ( 7.6% )

Average joined (2010-2016)
911

Workforce with less than three years of service
14.9%

Employees left (2016)
746 ( 5.2% )

Average left (2010-2016)
631


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