Agency Report

Patent and Trademark Office (Commerce)


Best Places to Work Rank

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of 320 Agency Subcomponents

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2015 Index Score
77.7
Change from 2014
-7.9 

Parent Agency
Department of Commerce (Index Score: 66.2)
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
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 13 of 320 -7.9  77.7 85.6 84.4 80.3 74.1 69.6 64.3 57.2 56.8 63.0
Category Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 30 of 318 -6.6  65.6 72.2 72.6 68.8 62.3 58.2 55.5 51.1 46.8 47.8
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 32 of 318 -8.0  59.7 67.7 66.5 62.6 54.3 51.6 48.8 45.1 38.9 40.7
Effective Leadership: Fairness 42 of 318 -4.5  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 318 -10.2  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 318 -3.4  77.1 80.5 80.4 76.8 71.1 68.7 67.5 66.7 61.9 60.9
Employee Skills–Mission Match 50 of 319 -3.8  80.3 84.1 84.5 81.8 80.1 77.3 76.1 74.3 75.1 77.4
Pay 61 of 319 -7.5  67.0 74.5 71.2 69.6 66.1 69.2 65.0 51.3
Strategic Management 16 of 319 -5.5  68.8 74.3 74.3 71.8 66.5 61.7 64.6 60.5 60.9 65.9
Teamwork 82 of 319 -6.1  71.1 77.2 77.8 73.8 66.5 65.3 69.3 69.5 65.6 66.2
Innovation 196 of 318 -4.7  61.3 66.0 66.5 61.7 57.1 54.6
Training and Development 22 of 319 -5.5  72.9 78.4 77.6 73.0 67.7 62.7 62.5 58.0 54.9 60.5
Work–Life Balance 46 of 319 -8.6  68.9 77.5 75.4 72.3 65.4 62.8 61.0 59.8 56.6 61.5
Support for Diversity 24 of 319 -5.2  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 10 of 318 -6.8  62.5 69.3 68.5 65.1 58.4 53.9 53.8 47.1 49.9 46.8
Demographic Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 15 of 304 -6.4  79.3 85.7 84.9 80.8 78.3 72.0 62.9
Male 20 of 305 -7.7  79.5 87.2 86.1 82.4 78.5 72.1 65.1
40 and over 16 of 318 -8.0  77.2 85.2 84.5 80.4 77.5 70.0 64.6
Under 40 19 of 228 -7.7  78.4 86.1 87.6 84.0 80.0 74.1 64.1
American Indian or Native American 0.0  70.3
Asian 5 of 100 -5.7  82.2 87.9 87.7 83.7 79.9 72.3 64.0
Black or African-American 7 of 206 -6.5  81.3 87.8 87.1 81.1 78.9 73.1 68.7
Hispanic or Latino 10 of 136 -10.2  78.4 88.6 88.2 85.2 80.9 72.4 66.8
Multi-racial 1 of 99 -4.3  75.6 79.9 75.2 78.8 72.7 71.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0  71.7
White 23 of 300 -7.7  78.9 86.6 85.6 81.9 78.7 71.9 65.0
Employees with Disabilities 10 of 175 -6.8  72.3 79.1 69.9 70.2
LGBT 3 of 64 0.0  77.6
Senior Executive Service (SES) 20 of 40 -8.9  85.7 94.6 91.3 88.0
Veterans 27 of 220 -7.9  73.5 81.4 78.5 77.0
Demographic Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 0.0 
Contract Specialist 0.0 
Economist 0.0 
HR Specialist 6 of 59 0.0  72.5
IT Specialist 20 of 100 0.0  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 (2014)
1,213 ( 10.0% )

Average joined (2009-2014)
971

Workforce with less than three years of service
21.1%

Employees left (2014)
443 ( 3.7% )

Average left (2009-2014)
392


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Race/Ethnicity Demographics

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