Agency Report

Department of Commerce


Best Places to Work Rank

  5  
of 19 Large Agencies

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2015 Index Score
66.2
Change from 2014
-2.5 

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
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 5 of 19 -2.5  66.2 68.7 67.6 67.9 67.5 68.3 66.5 63.5 64.0 62.4
Category Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 4 of 19 -1.8  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 19 -2.9  49.0 51.9 51.5 51.7 50.8 51.3 51.8 50.0 47.9 46.0
Effective Leadership: Fairness 4 of 19 -1.0  56.9 57.9 58.3 57.6 56.2 54.7 52.2 45.9 47.7 46.7
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 9 of 19 -2.8  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 19 -0.6  69.3 69.9 70.0 69.2 67.5 67.0 67.7 66.0 65.5 62.1
Employee Skills–Mission Match 7 of 19 -1.3  77.0 78.3 78.5 77.8 78.3 77.9 78.6 77.4 78.1 77.8
Pay 5 of 19 -2.1  60.9 63.0 58.9 62.9 63.7 68.7 64.3 61.9
Strategic Management 4 of 19 -1.3  57.6 58.9 58.6 60.2 60.2 59.5 62.3 60.0 59.9 62.6
Teamwork 8 of 19 -1.4  66.8 68.2 68.9 68.3 65.8 65.6 73.2 71.2 71.2 68.4
Innovation 5 of 18 -1.5  62.4 63.9 63.5 64.5 65.1 64.4
Training and Development 3 of 19 -1.1  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 19 -2.9  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 19 -1.7  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 19 -2.3  49.9 52.2 51.2 52.7 52.7 52.6 52.4 50.5 51.5 49.0
Demographic Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 5 of 18 -2.2  66.4 68.6 68.4 69.0 69.9 69.4 64.7
Male 4 of 18 -2.1  69.1 71.2 70.2 70.8 72.0 71.4 67.7
40 and over 5 of 18 -2.2  64.6 66.8 67.4 68.3 69.7 69.4 65.9
Under 40 2 of 18 -3.5  70.2 73.7 75.2 75.0 75.1 73.8 67.8
American Indian or Native American 16 of 17 -3.5  48.3 51.8 67.2 61.7 59.8
Asian 2 of 18 -5.9  76.0 81.9 82.7 78.8 76.8 73.1 64.8
Black or African-American 4 of 18 -0.6  70.4 71.0 73.3 69.3 69.7 68.3 65.2
Hispanic or Latino 5 of 18 -2.3  68.4 70.7 71.2 70.3 71.5 68.8 69.3
Multi-racial 5 of 18 -0.7  60.3 61.0 58.7 61.2 64.1 66.0 59.2
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 13 of 16 -17.6  52.4 70.0 66.7
White 7 of 18 -1.5  67.5 69.0 67.5 69.5 71.4 71.8 68.2
Employees with Disabilities 9 of 18 -2.5  56.9 59.4 54.8 56.8
LGBT 5 of 18 0.0  63.8
Senior Executive Service (SES) 10 of 18 1.4  84.5 83.1 79.3 77.9
Veterans 9 of 18 -2.0  61.9 63.9 61.9 63.7
Demographic Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 0.0 
Contract Specialist 9 of 17 0.0  59.6
Economist 6 of 7 0.0  64.2
HR Specialist 7 of 18 0.0  60.6
IT Specialist 4 of 18 0.0  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 (2014)
2,215 ( 6.4% )

Average joined (2009-2014)
2,056

Workforce with less than three years of service
11.8%

Employees left (2014)
1,916 ( 5.5% )

Average left (2009-2014)
1,988


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics

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