Agency Report

Defense Security Service

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 415 Agency Subcomponents

  369  

2018 Engagement Score
51.9

Change from 2017
-1.4 


Parent Agency
Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and Department of Defense Field Activities (Engagement Score: 63.2)
Mission
To strengthen national security at home and abroad through security oversight and education operations.
Website
http://www.dss.mil/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2017‑18)
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Engagement Score 369 of 415 -1.4  51.9 53.3 59.5 62.8 59.9
Category Rank Change
(2017‑18)
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 293  of 408 -0.4  54.8 55.2 57.2 60.7 55.8 38.3 42.7
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 346  of 408 0.1  43.3 43.2 46.4 51.0 43.4 33.0 30.9
Effective Leadership: Fairness 261  of 408 1.0  55.9 54.9 56.9 66.0 57.3 38.0 46.3
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 268  of 408 -2.7  46.0 48.7 52.5 55.4 49.2 18.9 31.3
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 276  of 408 0.8  68.7 67.9 67.4 68.1 67.8 60.4 58.4
Employee Skills–Mission Match 372  of 410 -2.2  72.6 74.8 73.5 80.0 80.4
Pay 173  of 410 -3.9  65.9 69.8 68.8 66.2 67.6
Strategic Management 332  of 409 1.1  55.2 54.1 57.9 66.1 63.9
Teamwork 311  of 409 1.4  66.6 65.2 69.1 69.6 72.0
Innovation 342  of 409 -3.7  60.9 64.6 64.4 60.7 63.2
Training and Development 364  of 410 -2.0  53.2 55.2 61.5 65.0 64.4
Work–Life Balance 407  of 409 -3.1  45.3 48.4 53.2 53.4 54.5
Support for Diversity 250  of 409 -3.6  60.0 63.6 61.2 65.3 61.4
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 347  of 408 -0.9  43.5 44.4 43.6 43.4 41.0
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 (2017)
63 ( 7.6% )

Average joined (2013-2017)
84

Workforce with less than three years of service
12.4%

Employees left (2017)
105 ( 12.7% )

Average left (2013-2017)
84


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Race/Ethnicity Demographics