Agency Report

Department of Homeland Security

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 18 Large Agencies

  18  

2016 Profile Agency

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2016 Index Score
45.8

Change from 2015
2.7 


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
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 18 of 18 2.7  45.8 43.1 44.0 46.8 52.9 56.6 58.6 56.2 49.8 49.1
Category Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 18 of 18 2.3  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 2.5  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 2.0  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 2.5  33.9 31.4 31.5 35.2 39.3 41.4 43.1 42.7 35.9 34.6
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 18 of 18 2.5  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 2.0  67.9 65.9 66.4 68.8 71.2 73.9 74.1 74.8 71.0 70.9
Pay 17 of 18 1.9  48.9 47.0 47.1 46.4 53.9 56.8 60.2 56.8 54.5
Strategic Management 18 of 18 2.1  43.8 41.7 42.7 45.0 47.9 50.4 51.2 50.8 47.8 46.3
Teamwork 18 of 18 2.5  57.7 55.2 55.9 56.8 58.1 59.1 60.2 67.0 63.4 65.5
Innovation 18 of 18 2.3  51.1 48.8 49.4 50.7 52.7 55.3 56.4
Training and Development 18 of 18 2.6  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 0.1  51.9 51.8 51.8 53.3 55.6 56.3 57.7 57.8 51.8 53.1
Support for Diversity 18 of 18 2.4  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 2.7  33.4 30.7 31.3 33.0 35.8 38.5 40.4 37.9 32.7 30.9
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 17 of 17 1.7  50.9 49.2 49.7 53.0 54.6 59.9 61.3 56.3
Male 17 of 17 3.2  46.4 43.2 45.6 48.8 55.3 60.0 60.9 56.2
American Indian or Native American 16 of 16 1.3  40.1 38.8 42.0 46.8 55.5 52.0 56.7
Asian 17 of 17 3.0  55.5 52.5 51.3 57.2 58.0 61.5 63.3 55.1
Black or African-American 17 of 17 0.7  49.6 48.9 49.9 54.3 55.7 60.4 62.4 59.3
Hispanic or Latino 17 of 17 4.4  51.8 47.4 49.5 54.8 61.8 67.8 69.6 63.7
Multi-racial 17 of 17 1.7  39.9 38.2 40.8 45.6 47.1 51.9 53.2 47.5
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 16 of 16 -3.4  45.1 48.5 50.1 56.2 55.6
White 17 of 17 3.0  47.7 44.7 46.8 49.4 53.1 57.5 58.4 56.4
Employees with Disabilities 17 of 17 3.8  46.6 42.8 44.9 46.1 50.6
LGBT 17 of 17 -2.1  42.8 44.9
Senior Executive Service (SES) 13 of 17 0.7  81.8 81.1 77.4 81.0 80.9
Veterans 17 of 17 3.6  49.0 45.4 47.4 50.3 55.3
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 13 of 14 2.7  55.0 52.3
Contract Specialist 9 of 15 5.7  57.9 52.2
Economist 5 of 8 0.0  70.0
HR Specialist 16 of 16 -1.8  51.7 53.5
IT Specialist 16 of 16 4.0  50.2 46.2
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)
6,331 ( 3.8% )

Average joined (2010-2015)
6,452

Workforce with less than three years of service
8.4%

Employees left (2015)
10,512 ( 6.3% )

Average left (2010-2015)
8,923


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