Agency Report

Food and Drug Administration (HHS)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 339 Agency Subcomponents

  80  

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 80 of 339 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 130  of 336 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 113  of 336 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 203  of 336 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 127  of 336 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 134  of 336 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 96  of 338 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 222  of 338 2.8  62.3 59.5 55.7 56.5 56.3 59.8 58.1 63.4 60.8 62.0
Strategic Management 78  of 337 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 114  of 337 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 126  of 337 2.4  68.4 66.0 63.4 62.4 61.8 63.6 63.0 63.1
Training and Development 101  of 338 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 105  of 337 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 127  of 337 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 109  of 336 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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