Agency Report

Department of Homeland Security


Best Places to Work Rank

  19  
of 19 Large Agencies

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2015 Index Score
43.1
Change from 2014
-0.9 

Mission
To ensure that homeland is safe, secure, and resilient against terrorism and other potential threats.
NEW in 2015 Looking at Agencies by Mission
For the first time since we launched the Best Places to Work rankings, we have grouped 75 federal organizations into six mission areas. See how the Department of Homeland Security compares to other organizations responsible for national security.
Website
http://www.dhs.gov
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SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 19 of 19 -0.9  43.1 44.0 46.8 52.9 56.6 58.6 56.2 49.8 49.1
Category Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 19 of 19 -0.1  40.5 40.6 42.6 45.7 47.6 48.7 46.7 41.0 40.1
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 19 of 19 -0.5  31.2 31.7 33.5 37.0 39.5 42.4 40.4 34.1 31.9
Effective Leadership: Fairness 19 of 19 -1.8  39.6 41.4 42.6 44.0 46.2 45.5 42.1 36.4 36.5
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 19 of 19 -0.1  31.4 31.5 35.2 39.3 41.4 43.1 42.7 35.9 34.6
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 19 of 19 0.7  54.5 53.8 54.7 57.4 58.7 59.2 56.2 51.8 51.6
Employee Skills–Mission Match 19 of 19 -0.5  65.9 66.4 68.8 71.2 73.9 74.1 74.8 71.0 70.9
Pay 18 of 19 -0.1  47.0 47.1 46.4 53.9 56.8 60.2 56.8 54.5
Strategic Management 19 of 19 -1.0  41.7 42.7 45.0 47.9 50.4 51.2 50.8 47.8 46.3
Teamwork 19 of 19 -0.7  55.2 55.9 56.8 58.1 59.1 60.2 67.0 63.4 65.5
Innovation 18 of 18 -0.6  48.8 49.4 50.7 52.7 55.3 56.4
Training and Development 19 of 19 0.1  47.1 47.0 48.6 51.7 54.0 55.8 56.2 51.0 50.9
Work–Life Balance 19 of 19 0.0  51.8 51.8 53.3 55.6 56.3 57.7 57.8 51.8 53.1
Support for Diversity 19 of 19 -0.6  46.9 47.5 47.8 50.2 52.3 53.0 55.7 49.5 51.1
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 19 of 19 -0.6  30.7 31.3 33.0 35.8 38.5 40.4 37.9 32.7 30.9
Demographic Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 18 of 18 -0.5  49.2 49.7 53.0 54.6 59.9 61.3 56.3
Male 18 of 18 -2.4  43.2 45.6 48.8 55.3 60.0 60.9 56.2
40 and over 18 of 18 -0.4  46.2 46.6 51.9 55.9 59.4 60.0 56.0
Under 40 18 of 18 -2.0  38.1 40.1 47.6 54.2 60.9 62.5 56.5
American Indian or Native American 17 of 17 -3.2  38.8 42.0 46.8 55.5 52.0 56.7
Asian 18 of 18 1.2  52.5 51.3 57.2 58.0 61.5 63.3 55.1
Black or African-American 18 of 18 -1.0  48.9 49.9 54.3 55.7 60.4 62.4 59.3
Hispanic or Latino 18 of 18 -2.1  47.4 49.5 54.8 61.8 67.8 69.6 63.7
Multi-racial 18 of 18 -2.6  38.2 40.8 45.6 47.1 51.9 53.2 47.5
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 16 of 16 -1.6  48.5 50.1 56.2 55.6
White 18 of 18 -2.1  44.7 46.8 49.4 53.1 57.5 58.4 56.4
Employees with Disabilities 18 of 18 -2.1  42.8 44.9 46.1 50.6
LGBT 18 of 18 0.0  44.9
Senior Executive Service (SES) 14 of 18 3.7  81.1 77.4 81.0 80.9
Veterans 18 of 18 -2.0  45.4 47.4 50.3 55.3
Demographic Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 13 of 14 0.0  52.3
Contract Specialist 13 of 17 0.0  52.2
Economist 0.0 
HR Specialist 17 of 18 0.0  53.5
IT Specialist 18 of 18 0.0  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 (2014)
4,041 ( 2.4% )

Average joined (2009-2014)
6,476

Workforce with less than three years of service
8.3%

Employees left (2014)
10,057 ( 6.0% )

Average left (2009-2014)
8,605


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics

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