Agency Report

Department of Homeland Security

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 18 Large Agencies

  18  

2017 Index Score
52.0

Change from 2016
6.2 


Mission
To ensure that homeland is safe, secure, and resilient against terrorism and other potential threats.
Website
http://www.dhs.gov
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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 18 of 18 6.2  52.0 45.8 43.1 44.0 46.8 52.9 56.6 58.6 56.2 49.8 49.1
Category Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 18  of 18 4.0  46.8 42.8 40.5 40.6 42.6 45.7 47.6 48.7 46.7 41.0 40.1
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 18  of 18 4.5  38.2 33.7 31.2 31.7 33.5 37.0 39.5 42.4 40.4 34.1 31.9
Effective Leadership: Fairness 18  of 18 4.7  46.3 41.6 39.6 41.4 42.6 44.0 46.2 45.5 42.1 36.4 36.5
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 18  of 18 4.0  37.9 33.9 31.4 31.5 35.2 39.3 41.4 43.1 42.7 35.9 34.6
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 17  of 18 3.1  60.1 57.0 54.5 53.8 54.7 57.4 58.7 59.2 56.2 51.8 51.6
Employee Skills–Mission Match 18  of 18 3.5  71.4 67.9 65.9 66.4 68.8 71.2 73.9 74.1 74.8 71.0 70.9
Pay 17  of 18 2.6  51.5 48.9 47.0 47.1 46.4 53.9 56.8 60.2 56.8 54.5
Strategic Management 18  of 18 3.6  47.4 43.8 41.7 42.7 45.0 47.9 50.4 51.2 50.8 47.8 46.3
Teamwork 17  of 18 3.2  60.9 57.7 55.2 55.9 56.8 58.1 59.1 60.2 67.0 63.4 65.5
Innovation 18  of 18 3.5  54.6 51.1 48.8 49.4 50.7 52.7 55.3 56.4
Training and Development 18  of 18 3.3  53.0 49.7 47.1 47.0 48.6 51.7 54.0 55.8 56.2 51.0 50.9
Work–Life Balance 18  of 18 3.2  55.1 51.9 51.8 51.8 53.3 55.6 56.3 57.7 57.8 51.8 53.1
Support for Diversity 17  of 18 4.1  53.4 49.3 46.9 47.5 47.8 50.2 52.3 53.0 55.7 49.5 51.1
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 18  of 18 4.1  37.5 33.4 30.7 31.3 33.0 35.8 38.5 40.4 37.9 32.7 30.9
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)
8,656 ( 5.1% )

Average joined (2010-2016)
6,097

Workforce with less than three years of service
10.8%

Employees left (2016)
10,608 ( 6.3% )

Average left (2010-2016)
9,768


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Race/Ethnicity Demographics