Agency Report

Department of Homeland Security

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 17 Large Agencies

  17  

2018 Engagement Score
53.1

Change from 2017
1.1 


Mission
With honor and integrity, we will safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values.
Website
https://www.dhs.gov/
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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 17 of 17 1.1  53.1 52.0 45.8 43.1 44.0 46.8 52.9 56.6 58.6 56.2 49.8 49.1
Category Rank Change
(2017‑18)
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 16  of 16 1.5  48.3 46.8 42.8 40.5 40.6 42.6 45.7 47.6 48.7 46.7 41.0 40.1
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 16  of 16 1.3  39.5 38.2 33.7 31.2 31.7 33.5 37.0 39.5 42.4 40.4 34.1 31.9
Effective Leadership: Fairness 16  of 16 1.3  47.6 46.3 41.6 39.6 41.4 42.6 44.0 46.2 45.5 42.1 36.4 36.5
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 16  of 16 2.0  39.9 37.9 33.9 31.4 31.5 35.2 39.3 41.4 43.1 42.7 35.9 34.6
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 16  of 16 1.4  61.5 60.1 57.0 54.5 53.8 54.7 57.4 58.7 59.2 56.2 51.8 51.6
Employee Skills–Mission Match 16  of 16 0.1  71.5 71.4 67.9 65.9 66.4 68.8 71.2 73.9 74.1 74.8 71.0 70.9
Pay 16  of 16 1.3  52.8 51.5 48.9 47.0 47.1 46.4 53.9 56.8 60.2 56.8 54.5
Strategic Management 16  of 16 3.8  51.2 47.4 43.8 41.7 42.7 45.0 47.9 50.4 51.2 50.8 47.8 46.3
Teamwork 16  of 16 0.6  61.5 60.9 57.7 55.2 55.9 56.8 58.1 59.1 60.2 67.0 63.4 65.5
Innovation 16  of 16 0.7  55.3 54.6 51.1 48.8 49.4 50.7 52.7 55.3 56.4
Training and Development 16  of 16 1.2  54.2 53.0 49.7 47.1 47.0 48.6 51.7 54.0 55.8 56.2 51.0 50.9
Work–Life Balance 16  of 16 -0.5  54.6 55.1 51.9 51.8 51.8 53.3 55.6 56.3 57.7 57.8 51.8 53.1
Support for Diversity 16  of 16 1.1  54.5 53.4 49.3 46.9 47.5 47.8 50.2 52.3 53.0 55.7 49.5 51.1
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 16  of 16 1.4  38.9 37.5 33.4 30.7 31.3 33.0 35.8 38.5 40.4 37.9 32.7 30.9
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)
10,357 ( 6.0% )

Average joined (2013-2017)
6,806

Workforce with less than three years of service
13.5%

Employees left (2017)
11,189 ( 6.5% )

Average left (2013-2017)
10,303


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