Agency Report

Patent and Trademark Office (Commerce)

Parent Agency
Department of Commerce (Index Score: 67.6)
Mission
To foster innovation and competitiveness by providing high quality and timely examination of patent and trademark applications, guiding domestic and international intellectual property policy and delivering intellectual property information and education worldwide.
Websites
http://www.uspto.gov/

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Agency Subcomponents

Index Score: 84.4

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SCORES AND RANKINGS

  2013 Rank 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 1 of 300 84.4 80.3 74.1 69.6 64.3 57.2 56.8 63.0
Scores by Category 2013 Rank 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 3 of 300 72.6 68.8 62.3 58.2 55.5 51.1 46.8 47.8
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 3 of 300 66.5 62.6 54.3 51.6 48.8 45.1 38.9 40.7
Effective Leadership: Fairness 13 of 300 69.5 63.5 58.9 54.2 49.6 41.6 42.5 44.2
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 6 of 300 69.5 66.7 59.1 52.9 49.8 43.3 37.7 40.1
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 3 of 300 80.4 76.8 71.1 68.7 67.5 66.7 61.9 60.9
Employee Skills–Mission Match 4 of 300 84.5 81.8 80.1 77.3 76.1 74.3 75.1 77.4
Pay 12 of 300 71.2 69.6 66.1 69.2 65.0 51.3 None None
Strategic Management 2 of 300 74.3 71.8 66.5 61.7 64.6 60.5 60.9 65.9
Teamwork 17 of 300 77.8 73.8 66.5 65.3 69.3 69.5 65.6 66.2
Training and Development 3 of 300 77.6 73.0 67.7 62.7 62.5 58.0 54.9 60.5
Work–Life Balance 8 of 300 75.4 72.3 65.4 62.8 61.0 59.8 56.6 61.5
Support for Diversity 4 of 300 74.9 71.4 65.0 59.6 63.9 60.1 62.4 67.2
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 2 of 300 68.5 65.1 58.4 53.9 53.8 47.1 49.9 46.8
Alternative Work and Employee Support Programs 2 of 47 88.4 85.8 88.1 None None None None None
Index Scores by Demographic 2013 Rank 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 2 of 281 84.9 80.8 78.3 72.0 62.9 None None None
Male 1 of 289 86.1 82.4 78.5 72.1 65.1 None None None
40 and over 3 of 299 84.5 80.4 77.5 70.0 64.6 None None None
Under 40 2 of 209 87.6 84.0 80.0 74.1 64.1 None None None
American Indian or Native American None None 70.3 None None None None None None
Asian 2 of 84 87.7 83.7 79.9 72.3 64.0 None None None
Black or African-American 1 of 195 87.1 81.1 78.9 73.1 68.7 None None None
Hispanic or Latino 1 of 118 88.2 85.2 80.9 72.4 66.8 None None None
Multi-racial 2 of 81 75.2 78.8 72.7 71.1 None None None None
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander None None 71.7 None None None None None None
White 3 of 285 85.6 81.9 78.7 71.9 65.0 None None None
Employees with Disabilities 9 of 164 69.9 70.2 None None None None None None
Veterans 6 of 218 78.5 77.0 None None None None None None
Senior Executive Service (SES) 7 of 28 91.3 88.0 None None None None None None

SCORE TREND GRAPHS

Index Scores

Effective Leadership

Employee Skills–Mission Match

Pay

Strategic Management

Teamwork

Training and Development

Work–Life Balance

Support for Diversity

Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement

Alternative Work and Employee Support Programs

Index Scores by Age

Index Scores by Gender

Index Scores by Race/Ethnicity


WORKFORCE SIZE AND DEMOGRAPHICS

Demographics source: FedScope, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Number of Employees

Employees joined (2012):  1,736 ( 15.40% )

Average joined (2008-2012):  1,008

Rookie ratio (workforce with less than three years of service):  20.30%

Employees left (2012):  342 ( 3.00% )

Average left (2008-2012):  450


Gender Demographics

Race and Ethnicity Demographics