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

  8  

2019 Engagement Score
62.8

Change from 2018
-0.4 


Mission
To provide the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation’s security.
Website
https://www.defense.gov/
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SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2018‑19)
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Engagement Score 8 of 17 -0.4  62.8 63.2 61.1 59.8 58.4 57.3 57.0 59.9 61.9
Category Rank Change
(2018‑19)
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 6  of 16 0.1  58.1 58.0 56.0 54.4 53.6 52.3 53.4 53.7 54.8
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 7  of 16 0.5  51.7 51.2 49.3 46.8 46.2 44.2 45.1 46.7 47.9
Effective Leadership: Fairness 10  of 16 0.4  58.9 58.5 56.9 54.2 53.4 52.9 53.9 52.1 52.5
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 6  of 16 -0.2  51.6 51.8 50.1 48.4 47.0 45.6 48.1 48.6 49.2
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 11  of 16 0.0  67.5 67.5 64.8 64.2 64.0 62.7 62.7 63.0 65.0
Employee Skills–Mission Match 9  of 16 0.4  77.9 77.5 75.5 74.9 74.4 73.4 73.9 75.5 76.1
Pay 5  of 16 -0.9  63.0 63.9 63.2 59.7 58.6 55.8 52.0 56.7 60.5
Strategic Management 5  of 16 0.3  60.0 59.7 55.8 55.1 54.1 53.4 53.2 54.8 56.3
Teamwork 10  of 16 1.0  68.6 67.6 65.6 64.8 64.3 63.6 63.6 63.7 65.0
Innovation 6  of 16 1.0  66.6 65.6 64.6 62.4 61.0 60.0 60.5 62.1 62.6
Training and Development 6  of 16 0.0  63.1 63.1 60.3 60.2 59.4 58.2 57.9 60.2 61.2
Work–Life Balance 4  of 16 0.2  65.3 65.1 64.5 63.0 63.0 61.3 60.4 61.9 61.5
Support for Diversity 5  of 16 -0.3  61.6 61.9 60.6 58.5 57.4 57.0 56.2 56.1 57.8
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 6  of 16 1.4  49.5 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


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