Agency Report

Department of State


Best Places to Work Rank

  3  
of 19 Large Agencies

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2015 Index Score
66.3
Change from 2014
-1.9 

Mission
To advance freedom for the benefit of the American people and the international community by helping to build and sustain a more democratic, secure and prosperous world composed of well-governed states that respond to the needs of their people, reduce widespread poverty and act responsibly within the international system.
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Website
http://www.state.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 3 of 19 -1.9  66.3 68.2 65.6 68.2 70.0 70.8 69.1 67.9 66.6 59.0
Category Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 3 of 19 0.0  57.8 57.8 57.2 59.5 61.0 61.1 60.3 56.9 58.7 49.2
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 3 of 19 0.4  51.6 51.2 50.3 52.5 55.0 54.8 56.9 52.6 51.7 37.7
Effective Leadership: Fairness 6 of 19 -0.3  56.4 56.7 55.5 57.3 58.9 57.6 55.4 49.6 49.8 51.1
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 3 of 19 0.2  51.3 51.1 51.5 55.1 56.9 55.9 53.4 51.7 57.0 45.6
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 5 of 19 -0.2  68.1 68.3 67.3 68.4 69.1 71.4 71.4 67.9 68.4 57.6
Employee Skills–Mission Match 5 of 19 -0.6  77.9 78.5 77.0 78.9 80.3 80.6 80.2 78.9 76.8 76.1
Pay 6 of 19 -2.3  60.6 62.9 55.9 62.1 65.8 71.2 59.5 64.0
Strategic Management 2 of 19 0.2  59.4 59.2 59.4 60.9 63.2 61.7 62.3 59.0 60.6 57.8
Teamwork 3 of 19 0.6  70.1 69.5 69.7 70.3 71.8 70.6 77.0 74.3 74.6 67.6
Innovation 2 of 18 0.2  66.1 65.9 65.4 67.6 68.4 67.7
Training and Development 7 of 19 -0.9  60.6 61.5 59.6 62.0 63.3 64.7 63.2 60.9 61.5 48.9
Work–Life Balance 12 of 19 -0.4  60.1 60.5 59.3 60.0 59.9 61.3 62.2 61.4 65.7 61.9
Support for Diversity 4 of 19 -0.3  60.6 60.9 60.4 61.4 63.5 63.6 65.3 64.7 64.7 62.9
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 4 of 19 -0.7  49.6 50.3 48.4 51.5 52.2 52.4 52.8 51.2 48.8 43.1
Demographic Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 4 of 18 -2.6  68.4 71.0 71.2 71.0 73.5 71.7 67.1
Male 2 of 18 -2.2  70.8 73.0 70.3 74.4 75.0 75.2 70.6
40 and over 3 of 18 -1.9  66.4 68.3 70.2 72.1 73.1 72.5 69.1
Under 40 3 of 18 -1.8  66.1 67.9 71.8 74.6 77.1 76.2 69.2
American Indian or Native American 0.0  65.0
Asian 7 of 18 1.8  70.4 68.6 63.9 72.8 76.8 75.8 65.1
Black or African-American 9 of 18 -7.1  64.1 71.2 68.1 68.0 70.6 69.9 68.3
Hispanic or Latino 3 of 18 1.0  72.0 71.0 72.9 70.9 71.3 82.2 67.1
Multi-racial 2 of 18 -0.4  67.2 67.6 67.0 62.5 71.2 64.4 60.7
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0  75.8
White 2 of 18 -1.7  71.7 73.4 72.4 74.8 76.2 75.1 70.2
Employees with Disabilities 8 of 18 -5.5  57.8 63.3 62.0 59.3
LGBT 2 of 18 0.0  78.4
Senior Executive Service (SES) 6 of 18 -2.7  86.3 89.0 86.3 88.6
Veterans 3 of 18 -0.9  68.0 68.9 66.1 67.8
Demographic Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 0.0 
Contract Specialist 0.0 
Economist 0.0 
HR Specialist 1 of 18 0.0  71.6
IT Specialist 8 of 18 0.0  58.2

Note: The Department of State has approximately 24,000 employees total. Civil and Foreign Service personnel participate in the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Workforce data from FedScope does not include Foreign Service personnel.

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)
550 ( 5.5% )

Average joined (2009-2014)
697

Workforce with less than three years of service
11.8%

Employees left (2014)
732 ( 7.3% )

Average left (2009-2014)
629


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics

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