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Agency Comparison - Best Places to Work

Agency Comparison


Change Agencies

Overall Results

2015 Index Score / Change from 2014 National Park Service (NPS), Interior Forest Service (USFS), USDA U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Interior
Overall 53.1 / -0.6  53.7 / 1.8  65.4 / 2.4 

Results by Category

2015 Category Score / Change from 2014 National Park Service (NPS), Interior Forest Service (USFS), USDA U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Interior
Effective Leadership 47.0 / -0.2  48.2 / 1.2  53.0 / 0.3 
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 40.5 / 0.7  41.4 / 3.6  48.0 / 1.8 
Effective Leadership: Fairness 46.8 / -1.6  51.7 / 0.7  53.9 / -2.5 
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 37.3 / -0.8  33.8 / 1.3  39.7 / -0.2 
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 60.0 / 0.6  64.3 / 0.1  68.5 / 1.7 
Employee Skills–Mission Match 74.4 / 0.0  74.3 / 0.6  76.5 / 1.5 
Pay 52.2 / 0.0  53.3 / 0.2  62.4 / 1.1 
Strategic Management 44.2 / -0.1  44.3 / 2.5  51.6 / 1.3 
Teamwork 57.8 / -1.0  62.1 / 1.5  65.5 / 0.9 
Innovation 58.5 / 0.6  58.6 / 1.7  65.7 / 1.9 
Training and Development 50.2 / 1.7  58.2 / 3.1  65.2 / 3.5 
Work–Life Balance 46.7 / -0.6  50.8 / 0.8  55.0 / 0.0 
Support for Diversity 49.5 / -1.5  57.7 / -0.2  59.0 / 0.9 
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 38.3 / 0.2  38.5 / 2.0  47.2 / 1.3 

Results by Demographic

2015 Demographic Score / Change from 2014 National Park Service (NPS), Interior Forest Service (USFS), USDA U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Interior
Female 56.3 / 0.7  57.6 / 2.1  67.7 / 2.6 
Male 53.9 / -1.2  54.0 / 2.3  66.8 / 2.0 
40 and over 53.2 / -0.7  53.7 / 1.8  64.3 / 1.6 
Under 40 52.5 / -0.5  69.3 / 5.2 
American Indian or Native American 58.0 / 9.4  66.5 / -0.7 
Asian 48.4 / -3.7  72.3 / 0.7 
Black or African-American 51.6 / -1.3  64.3 / 1.6 
Hispanic or Latino 51.4 / -2.7  63.7 / 2.1 
Multi-racial 53.8 / -3.5  65.6 / 3.0 
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 45.0 / -5.8 
White 55.7 / -0.4  67.8 / 2.1 
Employees with Disabilities 48.0 / 4.3  62.0 / 0.7 
LGBT 58.3 / 0.0  68.7 / 0.0 
Senior Executive Service (SES) 90.4 / 4.2 
Veterans 50.8 / 4.6  67.5 / 1.9 

Results by Occupation

*2015 is the first year the Best Places to Work include results based on the index scores of five mission-critical occupations across government. Change from the previous year is not available.