Office of the Secretary

Parent Agency
Department of Homeland Security
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.
Best Places to Work Rank
313
out of 432 subcomponent agencies
2021 Engagement and Satisfaction Score
65.5
Government-wide Score: 64.5

Scores and Rankings

Overall Engagement and Satisfaction Score

The overall rankings are determined by the Best Places to Work employee engagement and satisfaction scores, calculated by the Partnership for Public Service and Boston Consulting Group.
The index score is not a combined average of an agency’s category scores. It is calculated using a proprietary weighted formula that looks at responses to three different questions in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. The more the question predicts intent to remain, the higher the weighting.

• I recommend my organization as a good place to work. (Q. 17)
• Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your job? (Q. 36)
• Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your organization? (Q. 38)

Quartile Key
Lower Quartile (0-25%)
Below Median (25-50%)
Above Median (50-75%)
Upper Quartile (75-100%)

Scores by Category

Quartile Key
Lower Quartile (0-25%)
Below Median (25-50%)
Above Median (50-75%)
Upper Quartile (75-100%)

Trend Graphs

Engagement and Satisfaction Score Trend

Trends by Category


Workforce Size and Demographics

Workforce Size

Sex Demographics

Race/Ethnicity Demographics