Agency Report

Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and Department of Defense Field Activities

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 17 Large Agencies

  7  

2018 Engagement Score
63.2

Change from 2017
2.1 


Mission
To provide the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of our country.
Website
http://www.defenselink.mil/
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SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2017‑18)
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Engagement Score 7 of 17 2.1  63.2 61.1 59.8 58.4 57.3 57.0 59.9 61.9
Category Rank Change
(2017‑18)
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 7  of 16 2.0  58.0 56.0 54.4 53.6 52.3 53.4 53.7 54.8
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 8  of 16 1.9  51.2 49.3 46.8 46.2 44.2 45.1 46.7 47.9
Effective Leadership: Fairness 10  of 16 1.6  58.5 56.9 54.2 53.4 52.9 53.9 52.1 52.5
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 4  of 16 1.7  51.8 50.1 48.4 47.0 45.6 48.1 48.6 49.2
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 11  of 16 2.7  67.5 64.8 64.2 64.0 62.7 62.7 63.0 65.0
Employee Skills–Mission Match 11  of 16 2.0  77.5 75.5 74.9 74.4 73.4 73.9 75.5 76.1
Pay 4  of 16 0.7  63.9 63.2 59.7 58.6 55.8 52.0 56.7 60.5
Strategic Management 5  of 16 3.9  59.7 55.8 55.1 54.1 53.4 53.2 54.8 56.3
Teamwork 9  of 16 2.0  67.6 65.6 64.8 64.3 63.6 63.6 63.7 65.0
Innovation 7  of 16 1.0  65.6 64.6 62.4 61.0 60.0 60.5 62.1 62.6
Training and Development 6  of 16 2.8  63.1 60.3 60.2 59.4 58.2 57.9 60.2 61.2
Work–Life Balance 4  of 16 0.6  65.1 64.5 63.0 63.0 61.3 60.4 61.9 61.5
Support for Diversity 6  of 16 1.3  61.9 60.6 58.5 57.4 57.0 56.2 56.1 57.8
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 8  of 16 1.1  48.1 47.0 45.1 44.3 42.3 42.0 43.7 45.4
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 (2017)
6,567 ( 7.3% )

Average joined (2013-2017)
6,957

Workforce with less than three years of service
14.4%

Employees left (2017)
7,937 ( 8.8% )

Average left (2013-2017)
7,835


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Race/Ethnicity Demographics