Agency Report

Department of Commerce

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 18 Large Agencies

  2  

2016 Index Score
67.9

Change from 2015
1.7 


Mission
To create the conditions for economic growth and by promoting job creation, sustainable development and improved standards of living for all Americans by working in partnership with businesses, universities, communities and our nation's workers.
Website
http://www.commerce.gov
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SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 2 of 18 1.7  67.9 66.2 68.7 67.6 67.9 67.5 68.3 66.5 63.5 64.0 62.4
Category Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 6 of 18 1.1  57.7 56.6 58.4 59.1 58.6 57.5 56.8 56.6 53.1 52.0 50.4
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 6 of 18 2.0  51.0 49.0 51.9 51.5 51.7 50.8 51.3 51.8 50.0 47.9 46.0
Effective Leadership: Fairness 8 of 18 0.2  57.1 56.9 57.9 58.3 57.6 56.2 54.7 52.2 45.9 47.7 46.7
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 8 of 18 1.1  48.7 47.6 50.4 52.4 51.9 51.5 50.4 50.0 45.3 42.7 42.8
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 3 of 18 1.1  70.4 69.3 69.9 70.0 69.2 67.5 67.0 67.7 66.0 65.5 62.1
Employee Skills–Mission Match 4 of 18 1.3  78.3 77.0 78.3 78.5 77.8 78.3 77.9 78.6 77.4 78.1 77.8
Pay 4 of 18 1.6  62.5 60.9 63.0 58.9 62.9 63.7 68.7 64.3 61.9
Strategic Management 5 of 18 0.6  58.2 57.6 58.9 58.6 60.2 60.2 59.5 62.3 60.0 59.9 62.6
Teamwork 8 of 18 0.5  67.3 66.8 68.2 68.9 68.3 65.8 65.6 73.2 71.2 71.2 68.4
Innovation 6 of 18 1.1  63.5 62.4 63.9 63.5 64.5 65.1 64.4
Training and Development 3 of 18 1.2  63.2 62.0 63.1 61.6 62.6 61.9 62.0 62.6 61.3 62.0 60.2
Work–Life Balance 7 of 18 1.3  63.0 61.7 64.6 62.6 64.2 62.6 63.3 64.5 63.0 63.4 66.6
Support for Diversity 5 of 18 0.3  60.0 59.7 61.4 61.8 61.3 59.9 59.1 63.1 60.7 61.3 65.0
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 3 of 18 1.3  51.2 49.9 52.2 51.2 52.7 52.7 52.6 52.4 50.5 51.5 49.0
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 4 of 17 1.2  67.6 66.4 68.6 68.4 69.0 69.9 69.4 64.7
Male 3 of 17 1.5  70.6 69.1 71.2 70.2 70.8 72.0 71.4 67.7
American Indian or Native American 6 of 16 10.4  58.7 48.3 51.8 67.2 61.7 59.8
Asian 2 of 17 2.5  78.5 76.0 81.9 82.7 78.8 76.8 73.1 64.8
Black or African-American 2 of 17 -0.6  69.8 70.4 71.0 73.3 69.3 69.7 68.3 65.2
Hispanic or Latino 4 of 17 1.3  69.7 68.4 70.7 71.2 70.3 71.5 68.8 69.3
Multi-racial 4 of 17 -0.4  59.9 60.3 61.0 58.7 61.2 64.1 66.0 59.2
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 14 of 16 2.3  54.7 52.4 70.0 66.7
White 6 of 17 1.4  68.9 67.5 69.0 67.5 69.5 71.4 71.8 68.2
Employees with Disabilities 10 of 17 1.6  58.5 56.9 59.4 54.8 56.8
LGBT 7 of 17 2.0  65.8 63.8
Senior Executive Service (SES) 12 of 17 -1.6  82.9 84.5 83.1 79.3 77.9
Veterans 9 of 17 1.7  63.6 61.9 63.9 61.9 63.7
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 0.0 
Contract Specialist 6 of 15 3.5  63.1 59.6
Economist 8 of 8 -1.2  63.0 64.2
HR Specialist 7 of 16 4.7  65.3 60.6
IT Specialist 6 of 16 0.0  61.2 61.2
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 (2015)
2,311 ( 6.6% )

Average joined (2010-2015)
2,098

Workforce with less than three years of service
10.8%

Employees left (2015)
2,200 ( 6.2% )

Average left (2010-2015)
2,023


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Race/Ethnicity Demographics