Agency Report

National Institute of Standards and Technology (Commerce)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 305 Agency Subcomponents

  59  


Best Places to Work Mission Rank
out of 18 Infrastructure Agencies

  3  

2016 Index Score
72.1

Change from 2015
4.6 


Parent Agency
Department of Commerce (Index Score: 67.9)
Mission
To promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.
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Website
http://www.nist.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 59 of 305 4.6  72.1 67.5 68.8 64.7 68.6 68.5 73.3 74.1 71.7 68.0 69.3
Category Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 82 of 303 2.9  61.5 58.6 60.0 56.7 58.4 59.0 60.8 60.5 57.9 54.7 56.8
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 68 of 303 2.2  55.9 53.7 54.9 47.8 53.2 53.5 57.4 58.9 56.1 52.1 55.0
Effective Leadership: Fairness 72 of 303 2.3  61.4 59.1 58.3 57.0 57.9 59.4 57.9 55.1 51.2 50.3 53.1
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 100 of 303 2.9  54.7 51.8 53.5 50.9 51.8 52.2 54.8 53.3 50.4 46.2 50.7
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 104 of 303 3.5  71.2 67.7 69.8 66.6 68.0 68.3 69.8 71.2 69.5 66.7 65.6
Employee Skills–Mission Match 52 of 304 2.2  80.7 78.5 79.3 76.8 78.8 81.0 80.4 82.7 82.3 80.6 80.0
Pay 217 of 304 2.3  58.3 56.0 56.5 51.6 54.3 56.0 63.4 61.8 67.4
Strategic Management 106 of 304 1.9  59.5 57.6 57.9 54.8 58.1 59.1 59.4 60.6 59.9 57.5 62.7
Teamwork 133 of 304 2.5  69.2 66.7 66.9 65.0 67.7 66.1 67.2 76.7 72.9 72.2 72.8
Innovation 38 of 304 1.4  72.2 70.8 70.9 69.4 70.7 73.1 73.2
Training and Development 72 of 304 0.6  67.9 67.3 66.4 62.2 65.9 66.7 69.0 69.8 70.6 68.4 69.6
Work–Life Balance 100 of 304 3.2  66.0 62.8 65.5 59.9 62.1 63.5 64.0 66.8 67.0 62.4 67.8
Support for Diversity 120 of 304 -0.9  60.8 61.7 63.3 60.0 60.2 60.5 63.5 68.8 63.9 58.6 70.2
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 63 of 303 2.3  54.0 51.7 53.5 49.4 52.2 52.4 55.2 53.8 54.1 49.9 51.7
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 36 of 285 5.9  76.2 70.3 73.8 69.0 71.4 75.5 75.2 75.7
Male 75 of 294 4.0  73.0 69.0 69.0 66.4 72.0 72.6 75.3 73.1
American Indian or Native American 0.0 
Asian 5 of 111 8.3  83.8 75.5 77.3 78.3 78.3 81.6 85.5 77.3
Black or African-American 39 of 225 7.9  74.3 66.4 66.8 52.2 72.1 70.7 65.1
Hispanic or Latino 15 of 149 20.3  77.0 56.7 64.7 65.0 69.7 73.4
Multi-racial 3 of 99 0.0  73.2 57.9 75.5
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0 
White 78 of 299 4.1  73.5 69.4 71.7 68.6 72.2 73.8 76.8 75.7
Employees with Disabilities 17 of 194 20.2  69.7 49.5 59.6 55.9 59.8
LGBT 0.0 
Senior Executive Service (SES) 0.0 
Veterans 157 of 230 -0.5  60.5 61.0 61.9 53.9 62.9
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 0.0 
IT Specialist 3 of 103 1.3  79.9 78.6
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)
250 ( 8.7% )

Average joined (2010-2015)
160

Workforce with less than three years of service
13.1%

Employees left (2015)
185 ( 6.4% )

Average left (2010-2015)
160


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics