Agency Report

Department of Education


Best Places to Work Rank

  16  
of 24 Mid-size Agencies

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2015 Index Score
61.3
Change from 2014
2.5 

Mission
To promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.
Website
http://www.ed.gov/index.jsp
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SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 16 of 24 2.5  61.3 58.8 57.6 56.8 57.8 57.3 56.4 52.1 54.0 53.8
Category Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 11 of 22 1.4  56.7 55.3 55.3 53.6 52.8 51.4 48.8 45.6 46.9 46.5
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 13 of 22 1.0  46.7 45.7 44.3 43.2 43.0 42.9 44.7 41.5 42.3 42.2
Effective Leadership: Fairness 14 of 22 -0.2  52.9 53.1 53.1 50.2 48.3 48.6 41.9 37.1 38.5 41.3
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 12 of 22 1.6  50.2 48.6 49.2 47.6 48.3 46.9 40.2 37.8 38.7 39.4
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 11 of 22 2.3  70.2 67.9 67.9 66.3 64.4 61.7 63.0 59.7 61.6 58.5
Employee Skills–Mission Match 14 of 22 1.4  76.1 74.7 73.4 73.4 73.8 73.0 74.6 73.1 73.0 74.4
Pay 7 of 22 2.9  64.9 62.0 59.0 61.2 64.4 70.0 67.1 64.5
Strategic Management 13 of 22 2.7  57.5 54.8 54.7 54.3 57.1 52.3 57.1 52.3 53.3 53.6
Teamwork 11 of 22 0.9  69.8 68.9 67.3 66.7 65.7 62.0 71.0 67.3 67.4 66.0
Innovation 11 of 22 0.9  63.5 62.6 61.1 59.0 59.7 58.8
Training and Development 11 of 22 2.3  60.7 58.4 57.4 55.5 56.0 54.4 58.2 55.6 56.7 56.2
Work–Life Balance 16 of 22 0.3  61.9 61.6 60.5 59.2 61.7 60.6 65.2 62.3 64.5 64.5
Support for Diversity 11 of 23 1.2  60.2 59.0 58.7 56.3 55.5 52.5 56.3 51.7 52.4 57.1
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 11 of 22 1.1  46.7 45.6 42.9 42.0 43.4 42.3 41.4 38.4 43.4 39.0
Demographic Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 12 of 19 1.8  60.3 58.5 58.2 57.4 58.0 56.1 55.8
Male 10 of 19 3.0  68.1 65.1 61.7 60.7 61.8 62.2 57.3
40 and over 13 of 19 1.4  60.7 59.3 61.8 59.5 59.7 58.9 55.9
Under 40 9 of 19 6.4  63.4 57.0 55.1 58.8 61.1 58.4 58.0
American Indian or Native American 0.0 
Asian 10 of 18 2.8  71.6 68.8 68.6 67.9 65.3 62.0 54.9
Black or African-American 10 of 19 1.4  62.9 61.5 58.2 59.5 57.1 55.8 54.8
Hispanic or Latino 11 of 17 -2.9  59.4 62.3 63.5 62.9 67.7 60.9 54.2
Multi-racial 4 of 12 5.8  55.8 50.0 53.4 52.1 51.6 50.3 45.2
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0 
White 10 of 19 3.6  65.8 62.2 61.8 59.4 61.9 61.3 59.1
Employees with Disabilities 10 of 19 7.1  56.7 49.6 56.0 50.8
LGBT 7 of 13 0.0  61.7
Senior Executive Service (SES) 7 of 12 2.7  88.3 85.6 82.7 80.3
Veterans 9 of 19 3.4  67.4 64.0 61.5 58.9
Demographic Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 1 of 6 0.0  75.6
Contract Specialist 5 of 7 0.0  61.6
Economist 0.0 
HR Specialist 9 of 9 0.0  49.3
IT Specialist 11 of 15 0.0  52.9
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)
216 ( 5.7% )

Average joined (2009-2014)
287

Workforce with less than three years of service
7.7%

Employees left (2014)
274 ( 7.2% )

Average left (2009-2014)
304


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics

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