Agency Report

Social Security Administration


Best Places to Work Rank

  6  
of 19 Large Agencies

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2015 Index Score
66.0
Change from 2014
2.8 

Mission
To deliver Social Security services that meet the changing needs of the public, assign Social Security numbers to U.S. citizens, maintain earnings records for workers under their Social Security numbers and administer the Supplemental Security Income program for the aged, blind and disabled.
Website
http://www.ssa.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 6 of 19 2.8  66.0 63.2 63.0 66.4 70.1 71.6 67.0 66.5 60.6 61.7
Category Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 10 of 19 2.0  54.1 52.1 52.1 54.7 58.3 56.3 53.5 53.2 48.6 47.4
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 15 of 19 2.2  44.4 42.2 42.0 45.2 49.8 48.0 46.5 43.7 39.3 39.9
Effective Leadership: Fairness 9 of 19 0.8  55.6 54.8 52.7 55.0 55.8 55.0 49.0 48.4 46.3 47.4
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 8 of 19 3.2  49.4 46.2 48.6 52.4 57.4 55.8 52.4 51.5 47.2 45.1
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 16 of 19 1.3  62.9 61.6 60.3 61.8 64.6 61.8 60.4 62.1 55.8 53.6
Employee Skills–Mission Match 3 of 19 1.7  78.5 76.8 77.6 79.2 82.0 81.3 81.1 80.0 76.4 79.0
Pay 3 of 19 1.2  61.7 60.5 55.2 61.0 64.5 72.1 69.1 67.1
Strategic Management 7 of 19 2.2  57.0 54.8 54.5 58.9 62.7 62.1 60.7 60.1 55.9 56.0
Teamwork 6 of 19 1.6  67.9 66.3 66.2 68.6 71.4 69.9 74.2 74.5 71.2 68.1
Innovation 11 of 18 2.9  61.0 58.1 58.4 61.6 65.4 64.3
Training and Development 4 of 19 0.8  61.4 60.6 59.8 62.5 64.9 63.3 61.4 61.3 57.4 55.8
Work–Life Balance 9 of 19 1.9  61.2 59.3 58.1 60.9 62.1 61.7 59.5 62.5 55.8 56.4
Support for Diversity 7 of 19 1.2  58.9 57.7 54.8 56.9 60.5 60.4 60.7 57.0 57.1 60.4
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 9 of 19 4.2  44.5 40.3 40.3 44.3 48.9 48.1 48.1 47.1 43.3 42.1
Demographic Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 3 of 18 2.3  69.8 67.5 66.5 69.9 74.7 73.5 67.4
Male 5 of 18 5.1  68.3 63.2 65.5 68.6 71.5 73.7 66.1
40 and over 4 of 18 2.5  66.2 63.7 66.2 68.8 72.7 71.3 65.2
Under 40 4 of 18 3.7  65.7 62.0 66.4 71.2 76.1 79.7 72.0
American Indian or Native American 2 of 17 11.7  67.3 55.6 68.7 72.2 56.9 80.7
Asian 5 of 18 8.0  72.9 64.9 69.2 72.3 76.9 74.7 69.2
Black or African-American 2 of 18 4.1  71.8 67.7 67.8 69.7 74.2 73.6 67.0
Hispanic or Latino 2 of 18 2.8  72.1 69.3 66.7 73.0 79.3 82.9 75.3
Multi-racial 3 of 18 0.6  61.9 61.3 58.5 62.5 66.4 71.7 64.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2 of 16 11.6  73.8 62.2 62.4 73.6
White 4 of 18 2.4  68.9 66.5 66.3 69.0 72.5 71.5 66.6
Employees with Disabilities 2 of 18 3.1  63.4 60.3 57.7 61.8
LGBT 4 of 18 0.0  67.7
Senior Executive Service (SES) 15 of 18 -1.7  74.9 76.6 81.0 80.8
Veterans 2 of 18 8.4  69.8 61.4 62.7 67.6
Demographic Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 3 of 14 0.0  75.1
Contract Specialist 1 of 17 0.0  78.6
Economist 0.0 
HR Specialist 3 of 18 0.0  69.9
IT Specialist 1 of 18 0.0  71.4
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)
5,982 ( 9.7% )

Average joined (2009-2014)
2,688

Workforce with less than three years of service
8.1%

Employees left (2014)
3,506 ( 5.7% )

Average left (2009-2014)
3,633


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics

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