Agency Report

Department of State

Mission
To advance freedom for the benefit of the American people and the international community by helping to build and sustain a more democratic, secure and prosperous world composed of well-governed states that respond to the needs of their people, reduce widespread poverty and act responsibly within the international system.
Websites
http://www.state.gov/

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Index Score: 65.6

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SCORES AND RANKINGS

  2013 Rank 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 4 of 19 65.6 68.2 70.0 70.8 69.1 67.9 66.6 59.0
Scores by Category 2013 Rank 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 4 of 19 57.2 59.5 61.0 61.1 60.3 56.9 58.7 49.2
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 4 of 19 50.3 52.5 55.0 54.8 56.9 52.6 51.7 37.7
Effective Leadership: Fairness 7 of 19 55.5 57.3 58.9 57.6 55.4 49.6 49.8 51.1
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 4 of 19 51.5 55.1 56.9 55.9 53.4 51.7 57.0 45.6
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 5 of 19 67.3 68.4 69.1 71.4 71.4 67.9 68.4 57.6
Employee Skills–Mission Match 7 of 19 77.0 78.9 80.3 80.6 80.2 78.9 76.8 76.1
Pay 5 of 19 55.9 62.1 65.8 71.2 59.5 64.0 None None
Strategic Management 2 of 19 59.4 60.9 63.2 61.7 62.3 59.0 60.6 57.8
Teamwork 4 of 19 69.7 70.3 71.8 70.6 77.0 74.3 74.6 67.6
Training and Development 5 of 19 59.6 62.0 63.3 64.7 63.2 60.9 61.5 48.9
Work–Life Balance 10 of 19 59.3 60.0 59.9 61.3 62.2 61.4 65.7 61.9
Support for Diversity 4 of 19 60.4 61.4 63.5 63.6 65.3 64.7 64.7 62.9
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 4 of 19 48.4 51.5 52.2 52.4 52.8 51.2 48.8 43.1
Alternative Work and Employee Support Programs 10 of 18 74.5 73.5 None None None None None None
Index Scores by Demographic 2013 Rank 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 2 of 18 71.2 71.0 73.5 71.7 67.1 None None None
Male 2 of 18 70.3 74.4 75.0 75.2 70.6 None None None
40 and over 2 of 18 70.2 72.1 73.1 72.5 69.1 None None None
Under 40 3 of 18 71.8 74.6 77.1 76.2 69.2 None None None
American Indian or Native American None None 65.0 None None None None None None
Asian 16 of 18 63.9 72.8 76.8 75.8 65.1 None None None
Black or African-American 5 of 18 68.1 68.0 70.6 69.9 68.3 None None None
Hispanic or Latino 2 of 18 72.9 70.9 71.3 82.2 67.1 None None None
Multi-racial 2 of 18 67.0 62.5 71.2 64.4 60.7 None None None
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander None None 75.8 None None None None None None
White 2 of 18 72.4 74.8 76.2 75.1 70.2 None None None
Employees with Disabilities 2 of 18 62.0 59.3 None None None None None None
Veterans 2 of 18 66.1 67.8 None None None None None None
Senior Executive Service (SES) 2 of 18 86.3 88.6 None None None None None None

Note: The Department of State has approximately 24,000 employees total. Civil and Foreign Service personnel participate in the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Workforce data from FedScope does not include Foreign Service personnel.

SCORE TREND GRAPHS

Index Scores

Effective Leadership

Employee Skills–Mission Match

Pay

Strategic Management

Teamwork

Training and Development

Work–Life Balance

Support for Diversity

Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement

Alternative Work and Employee Support Programs

Index Scores by Age

Index Scores by Gender

Index Scores by Race/Ethnicity


WORKFORCE SIZE AND DEMOGRAPHICS

Demographics source: FedScope, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Number of Employees

Employees joined (2012):  727 ( 7.40% )

Average joined (2008-2012):  680

Rookie ratio (workforce with less than three years of service):  15.40%

Employees left (2012):  605 ( 6.20% )

Average left (2008-2012):  603


Gender Demographics

Race and Ethnicity Demographics