Agency Report

Food and Drug Administration (HHS)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 305 Agency Subcomponents

  73  


Best Places to Work Mission Rank
out of 14 Public Health Agencies

  2  


2016 Profile Agency

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2016 Index Score
70.4

Change from 2015
4.1 


Parent Agency
Department of Health and Human Services (Index Score: 66.4)
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.
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Website
http://www.fda.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 73 of 305 4.1  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
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 119 of 303 4.1  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 98 of 303 4.4  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 177 of 303 3.1  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 120 of 303 4.0  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 103 of 303 4.6  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 83 of 304 1.8  79.4 77.6 77.1 77.2 78.4 78.4 78.6 77.9 77.6 76.9 79.3
Pay 200 of 304 3.8  59.5 55.7 56.5 56.3 59.8 58.1 63.4 60.8 62.0
Strategic Management 69 of 304 3.3  62.3 59.0 59.0 59.2 61.0 60.1 60.0 58.8 57.5 59.3 63.0
Teamwork 87 of 304 2.7  71.6 68.9 68.5 68.2 69.1 68.3 66.6 71.8 72.4 69.6 69.2
Innovation 121 of 304 2.6  66.0 63.4 62.4 61.8 63.6 63.0 63.1
Training and Development 86 of 304 3.0  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 86 of 304 2.5  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 107 of 304 3.2  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 114 of 303 3.5  49.8 46.3 45.8 45.2 47.6 46.4 46.4 46.7 50.0 48.4 47.4
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 69 of 285 3.2  71.0 67.8 67.2 67.9 68.8 69.3 68.2 64.1
Male 73 of 294 2.7  73.3 70.6 69.6 68.6 70.9 71.5 71.1 67.2
American Indian or Native American 15 of 25 -5.6  53.2 58.8
Asian 29 of 111 1.3  76.4 75.1 73.8 71.2 70.6 73.6 73.3 70.4
Black or African-American 53 of 225 3.7  71.3 67.6 66.6 67.4 68.3 69.0 67.3 64.4
Hispanic or Latino 52 of 149 -0.9  69.5 70.4 66.3 69.1 66.0 67.2 65.9 61.2
Multi-racial 21 of 99 2.7  63.9 61.2 61.4 56.1 57.8 54.5 58.1 62.4
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3 of 11 2.8  72.3 69.5
White 86 of 299 3.0  72.7 69.7 68.9 69.5 71.8 72.0 70.9 66.0
Employees with Disabilities 75 of 194 2.3  60.6 58.3 54.2 57.5 57.7
LGBT 26 of 59 0.1  67.1 67.0
Senior Executive Service (SES) 10 of 37 12.3  92.8 80.5 81.0 72.4
Veterans 51 of 230 5.2  71.8 66.6 66.5 66.1 67.9
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 0.0 
Contract Specialist 41 of 58 0.0  55.4
Economist 11 of 12 -0.6  57.7 58.3
HR Specialist 44 of 57 6.5  52.6 46.1
IT Specialist 43 of 103 4.5  60.2 55.7
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)
1,127 ( 8.3% )

Average joined (2010-2015)
871

Workforce with less than three years of service
13.9%

Employees left (2015)
664 ( 4.9% )

Average left (2010-2015)
559


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Race/Ethnicity Demographics