Homeland Security Dept. Takes 7 of 9 Spots in Worst Place to Work in U.S. Government

Thursday, December 10, 2015
Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis Francis Taylor

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues to be the worst place to work in the federal government.


The Best Places to Work Agency Rankings, based on employee survey data collected by the Office of Personnel Management, put DHS at the bottom for the second year in a row.


A breakdown of the rankings revealed seven of the nine worst federal offices in which to work, including the bottom three, are within DHS. The office with the lowest score was DHS’ Office of Intelligence and Analysis. Right behind it was the Secret Service and the third worst was Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


The other four bottom-ranked DHS offices were the Office of the Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Customs and Border Protection, the Transportation Security Administration, and the National Protection and Programs Directorate.


The other two residents of the bottom nine are the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, part of Health and Human Services, and Commerce’s Economic Development Administration.


The best place to work, according to the survey, is the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Office of the Inspector General.

-Noel Brinkerhoff, Steve Straehley


To Learn More:

Best Places to Work Agency Rankings (Partnership for Public Service)

Good News: Federal Worker Morale has Finally Bottomed Out. Bad News: It’s Still Terrible. (by Lisa Rein, Washington Post)

DHS Tops List of Worst Federal Agencies to Work For (by Eliza Collins, Politico)

Homeland Security Spent $1.8 Million to Have 88 Employees Stay at Home while being Investigated (by Noel Brinkerhoff, AllGov)

260 Homeland Security Employees Convicted of Crimes in 2011 (by Noel Brinkerhoff and David Wallechinsky, AllGov)

House Subcommittee Hearing on Low Morale at Homeland Security Fails to Call Any Employees as Witnesses (by Noel Brinkerhoff, AllGov)


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