Agency Report

Office of the Secretary (DHS)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 305 Agency Subcomponents

  252  

2016 Index Score
54.8

Change from 2015
5.3 


Parent Agency
Department of Homeland Security (Index Score: 45.8)
Mission
To oversee DHS efforts to counter terrorism and enhance security, secure and manage our borders while facilitating trade and travel, enforce and administer our immigration laws, safeguard and secure cyberspace, build resilience to disasters and provide essential support for national and economic security.
Website
http://www.dhs.gov/office-secretary

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 252 of 305 5.3  54.8 49.5 41.9 47.2 53.3
Category Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 175 of 303 3.1  56.1 53.0 46.7 50.2 53.1
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 227 of 303 1.9  45.3 43.4 35.5 40.1 42.7
Effective Leadership: Fairness 193 of 303 5.2  54.2 49.0 44.8 53.6 50.3
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 162 of 303 3.0  49.6 46.6 36.1 39.2 46.1
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 140 of 303 3.0  69.1 66.1 63.9 64.6 66.7
Employee Skills–Mission Match 216 of 304 4.3  74.9 70.6 68.5 71.0 73.7
Pay 45 of 304 6.5  70.8 64.3 56.8 51.2 58.5
Strategic Management 181 of 304 4.6  54.7 50.1 47.4 52.6 53.1
Teamwork 142 of 304 1.5  68.8 67.3 62.2 63.1 65.1
Innovation 186 of 304 1.1  62.9 61.8 57.7 63.2 63.7
Training and Development 223 of 304 2.9  56.4 53.5 47.0 46.0 51.2
Work–Life Balance 216 of 304 3.7  58.9 55.2 54.9 55.9 55.3
Support for Diversity 168 of 304 2.1  59.0 56.9 54.1 53.4 55.7
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 111 of 303 3.4  50.0 46.6 40.8 42.8 44.1
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 191 of 285 10.1  59.5 49.4 44.2 45.9 54.4
Male 260 of 294 3.5  55.3 51.8 43.6 52.8 56.7
American Indian or Native American 0.0 
Asian 0.0 
Black or African-American 113 of 225 7.9  63.2 55.3 46.6 49.4 56.8
Hispanic or Latino 0.0  54.4
Multi-racial 0.0 
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0 
White 262 of 299 7.3  56.1 48.8 44.6 48.7 56.0
Employees with Disabilities 184 of 194 -12.0  40.9 52.9 32.8 55.9 52.4
LGBT 0.0 
Senior Executive Service (SES) 27 of 37 8.0  81.7 73.7 76.2
Veterans 197 of 230 1.1  56.1 55.0 46.7 55.5 57.9
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 0.0 
Contract Specialist 0.0 
Economist 0.0 
HR Specialist 0.0 
IT Specialist 0.0 
Quartile Key
Lower Quartile (0–25%) Below Median (25–50%) Above Median (50–75%) Upper Quartile (75–100%)