Agency Report

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Commerce)


Best Places to Work Rank

  141  
of 320 Agency Subcomponents

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2015 Index Score
62.0
Change from 2014
-0.1 

Parent Agency
Department of Commerce (Index Score: 66.2)
Mission
To understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans and coasts; share that knowledge and information with others; and to conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources.
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Website
http://www.noaa.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 141 of 320 -0.1  62.0 62.1 58.5 63.6 66.2 68.4 69.8 67.8 69.8 63.1
Category Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 224 of 318 -0.4  51.7 52.1 51.0 53.1 55.0 55.0 58.2 53.3 54.6 51.2
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 222 of 318 -1.5  44.3 45.8 44.3 47.5 49.8 50.6 53.3 51.2 51.8 47.9
Effective Leadership: Fairness 169 of 318 -0.7  54.5 55.2 53.7 55.3 56.1 55.1 57.2 48.5 53.8 48.9
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 250 of 318 0.0  40.1 40.1 39.5 42.0 46.3 46.5 50.3 44.1 43.5 42.3
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 189 of 318 0.0  65.7 65.7 64.6 66.0 65.7 65.7 69.0 66.1 67.6 62.8
Employee Skills–Mission Match 133 of 319 0.6  76.8 76.2 76.3 78.2 79.5 79.0 82.1 80.7 81.3 79.7
Pay 98 of 319 0.2  64.1 63.9 58.3 65.4 66.4 71.5 66.7 69.4
Strategic Management 233 of 319 -0.4  50.9 51.3 48.9 54.8 57.1 57.1 62.5 59.7 60.3 63.3
Teamwork 200 of 319 -0.4  64.7 65.1 64.2 65.4 64.3 64.3 75.5 71.7 73.9 69.1
Innovation 136 of 318 -0.6  64.1 64.7 62.8 65.8 68.6 68.9
Training and Development 239 of 319 0.1  53.8 53.7 51.2 56.6 58.4 59.9 62.5 61.2 65.6 59.2
Work–Life Balance 254 of 319 -1.0  55.7 56.7 53.7 58.9 58.7 61.2 64.8 61.3 64.1 67.4
Support for Diversity 255 of 319 -1.1  52.7 53.8 53.4 55.0 56.2 56.9 60.8 59.4 62.1 64.7
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 191 of 318 -2.0  44.0 46.0 44.1 48.6 50.8 51.9 53.7 52.7 53.6 50.6
Demographic Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 145 of 304 -1.1  62.2 63.3 61.7 65.7 67.1 67.4 64.9
Male 138 of 305 0.8  64.0 63.2 59.8 65.8 70.6 71.8 72.2
40 and over 142 of 318 0.4  62.0 61.6 59.9 64.5 68.2 69.3 67.9
Under 40 112 of 228 -1.9  62.1 64.0 62.6 71.5 75.3 75.3 76.6
American Indian or Native American 0.0  69.3 59.8 57.7
Asian 67 of 100 -1.4  62.3 63.7 68.9 66.7 67.3 74.4
Black or African-American 143 of 206 -0.3  57.5 57.8 60.8 61.8 61.7 58.8 61.0
Hispanic or Latino 64 of 136 -0.9  63.8 64.7 64.9 67.6 71.5 66.9
Multi-racial 57 of 99 3.3  53.8 50.5 45.2 53.0 61.2 66.9
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0  61.7
White 129 of 300 1.2  65.6 64.4 60.8 66.7 71.0 72.0 71.5
Employees with Disabilities 145 of 175 -10.6  49.1 59.7 46.4 54.8
LGBT 33 of 64 0.0  60.1
Senior Executive Service (SES) 21 of 40 7.5  84.9 77.4 79.4 72.6
Veterans 144 of 220 -2.4  60.1 62.5 58.7 62.7
Demographic Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 0.0 
Contract Specialist 17 of 60 0.0  66.7
Economist 0.0 
HR Specialist 0.0 
IT Specialist 43 of 100 0.0  59.2
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)
389 ( 3.4% )

Average joined (2009-2014)
488

Workforce with less than three years of service
5.1%

Employees left (2014)
663 ( 5.8% )

Average left (2009-2014)
717


Gender Demographics

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