Agency Report

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Commerce)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 305 Agency Subcomponents

  19  

2016 Index Score
78.5

Change from 2015
0.8 


Parent Agency
Department of Commerce (Index Score: 67.9)
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.
Website
http://www.uspto.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 19 of 305 0.8  78.5 77.7 85.6 84.4 80.3 74.1 69.6 64.3 57.2 56.8 63.0
Category Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 41 of 303 0.7  66.3 65.6 72.2 72.6 68.8 62.3 58.2 55.5 51.1 46.8 47.8
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 41 of 303 0.5  60.2 59.7 67.7 66.5 62.6 54.3 51.6 48.8 45.1 38.9 40.7
Effective Leadership: Fairness 49 of 303 0.0  64.2 64.2 68.7 69.5 63.5 58.9 54.2 49.6 41.6 42.5 44.2
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 55 of 303 1.2  58.9 57.7 67.9 69.5 66.7 59.1 52.9 49.8 43.3 37.7 40.1
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 25 of 303 0.6  77.7 77.1 80.5 80.4 76.8 71.1 68.7 67.5 66.7 61.9 60.9
Employee Skills–Mission Match 44 of 304 0.7  81.0 80.3 84.1 84.5 81.8 80.1 77.3 76.1 74.3 75.1 77.4
Pay 59 of 304 2.3  69.3 67.0 74.5 71.2 69.6 66.1 69.2 65.0 51.3
Strategic Management 32 of 304 -0.5  68.3 68.8 74.3 74.3 71.8 66.5 61.7 64.6 60.5 60.9 65.9
Teamwork 84 of 304 0.7  71.8 71.1 77.2 77.8 73.8 66.5 65.3 69.3 69.5 65.6 66.2
Innovation 218 of 304 -0.2  61.1 61.3 66.0 66.5 61.7 57.1 54.6
Training and Development 27 of 304 0.6  73.5 72.9 78.4 77.6 73.0 67.7 62.7 62.5 58.0 54.9 60.5
Work–Life Balance 55 of 304 0.9  69.8 68.9 77.5 75.4 72.3 65.4 62.8 61.0 59.8 56.6 61.5
Support for Diversity 36 of 304 1.0  69.6 68.6 73.8 74.9 71.4 65.0 59.6 63.9 60.1 62.4 67.2
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 12 of 303 0.1  62.6 62.5 69.3 68.5 65.1 58.4 53.9 53.8 47.1 49.9 46.8
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 19 of 285 -0.1  79.2 79.3 85.7 84.9 80.8 78.3 72.0 62.9
Male 26 of 294 0.9  80.4 79.5 87.2 86.1 82.4 78.5 72.1 65.1
American Indian or Native American 0.0  70.3
Asian 7 of 111 0.4  82.6 82.2 87.9 87.7 83.7 79.9 72.3 64.0
Black or African-American 7 of 225 0.8  82.1 81.3 87.8 87.1 81.1 78.9 73.1 68.7
Hispanic or Latino 9 of 149 3.2  81.6 78.4 88.6 88.2 85.2 80.9 72.4 66.8
Multi-racial 5 of 99 -3.6  72.0 75.6 79.9 75.2 78.8 72.7 71.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0  71.7
White 38 of 299 0.6  79.5 78.9 86.6 85.6 81.9 78.7 71.9 65.0
Employees with Disabilities 27 of 194 -4.9  67.4 72.3 79.1 69.9 70.2
LGBT 2 of 59 4.2  81.8 77.6
Senior Executive Service (SES) 31 of 37 -6.5  79.2 85.7 94.6 91.3 88.0
Veterans 29 of 230 2.0  75.5 73.5 81.4 78.5 77.0
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 0.0 
Contract Specialist 0.0 
Economist 0.0 
HR Specialist 8 of 57 0.5  73.0 72.5
IT Specialist 21 of 103 0.0  67.2 67.2
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)
676 ( 5.5% )

Average joined (2010-2015)
922

Workforce with less than three years of service
15.1%

Employees left (2015)
561 ( 4.6% )

Average left (2010-2015)
420


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics