Agency Report

Science and Technology Directorate (DHS)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 339 Agency Subcomponents

  288  

2017 Index Score
56.7

Change from 2016
4.9 


Parent Agency
Department of Homeland Security (Index Score: 52.0)
Mission
To deliver effective and innovative insight, methods and solutions for the critical needs of the Homeland Security Enterprise.
Website
http://www.dhs.gov/xabout/structure/editorial_0530.shtm

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 288 of 339 4.9  56.7 51.8 39.5 35.8 32.0 34.7 41.0 59.1 61.3 32.6
Category Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 196  of 336 3.8  58.2 54.4 44.8 42.1 39.9 44.2 45.3 59.8 53.8 42.0
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 234  of 336 3.1  49.8 46.7 33.6 33.5 27.5 35.0 37.0 50.9 48.4 36.7
Effective Leadership: Fairness 258  of 336 6.5  54.1 47.6 39.4 37.6 38.4 43.3 45.2 56.8 44.1 32.3
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 238  of 336 4.3  47.1 42.8 35.8 29.3 22.8 27.1 31.8 49.6 49.2 33.4
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 86  of 336 2.2  75.4 73.2 61.9 61.4 63.8 66.4 63.0 76.0 65.9 58.2
Employee Skills–Mission Match 233  of 338 1.9  76.7 74.8 72.2 63.5 63.2 68.7 68.7 76.7 75.9 67.3
Pay 187  of 338 -0.5  64.6 65.1 55.5 47.9 49.5 57.4 62.6 72.1 70.0 48.5
Strategic Management 264  of 337 4.5  53.6 49.1 45.1 43.4 40.4 47.5 44.8 53.3 56.7 40.0
Teamwork 224  of 337 6.1  68.4 62.3 55.4 54.5 51.2 54.9 54.0 58.2 70.8 58.5
Innovation 111  of 337 2.7  69.4 66.7 61.7 55.0 52.9 55.8 60.8 69.8
Training and Development 178  of 338 -1.2  62.5 63.7 55.6 51.0 47.5 57.4 58.7 66.1 60.6 34.1
Work–Life Balance 240  of 337 2.2  60.8 58.6 54.5 56.6 54.7 56.2 59.1 66.5 61.9 46.1
Support for Diversity 222  of 337 4.7  60.5 55.8 46.1 46.3 42.1 50.3 49.0 68.2 54.4 54.0
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 169  of 336 1.7  50.4 48.7 37.9 34.1 33.8 35.8 40.9 55.7 46.5 30.0
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)
36 ( 8.1% )

Average joined (2010-2016)

Workforce with less than three years of service
8.6%

Employees left (2016)
31 ( 7.0% )

Average left (2010-2016)


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics