Agency Report

Department of Education

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 27 Midsize Agencies

  22  

2016 Index Score
59.8

Change from 2015
-1.5 


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
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 22 of 27 -1.5  59.8 61.3 58.8 57.6 56.8 57.8 57.3 56.4 52.1 54.0 53.8
Category Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 17 of 25 -0.3  56.4 56.7 55.3 55.3 53.6 52.8 51.4 48.8 45.6 46.9 46.5
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 19 of 25 -0.1  46.6 46.7 45.7 44.3 43.2 43.0 42.9 44.7 41.5 42.3 42.2
Effective Leadership: Fairness 16 of 25 1.0  53.9 52.9 53.1 53.1 50.2 48.3 48.6 41.9 37.1 38.5 41.3
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 17 of 25 -1.0  49.2 50.2 48.6 49.2 47.6 48.3 46.9 40.2 37.8 38.7 39.4
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 14 of 25 -0.5  69.7 70.2 67.9 67.9 66.3 64.4 61.7 63.0 59.7 61.6 58.5
Employee Skills–Mission Match 19 of 25 -0.1  76.0 76.1 74.7 73.4 73.4 73.8 73.0 74.6 73.1 73.0 74.4
Pay 13 of 25 -1.2  63.7 64.9 62.0 59.0 61.2 64.4 70.0 67.1 64.5
Strategic Management 16 of 25 -0.5  57.0 57.5 54.8 54.7 54.3 57.1 52.3 57.1 52.3 53.3 53.6
Teamwork 13 of 25 -0.4  69.4 69.8 68.9 67.3 66.7 65.7 62.0 71.0 67.3 67.4 66.0
Innovation 20 of 25 -0.9  62.6 63.5 62.6 61.1 59.0 59.7 58.8
Training and Development 19 of 25 -1.8  58.9 60.7 58.4 57.4 55.5 56.0 54.4 58.2 55.6 56.7 56.2
Work–Life Balance 18 of 25 -1.4  60.5 61.9 61.6 60.5 59.2 61.7 60.6 65.2 62.3 64.5 64.5
Support for Diversity 15 of 26 0.5  60.7 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 21 of 25 -1.0  45.7 46.7 45.6 42.9 42.0 43.4 42.3 41.4 38.4 43.4 39.0
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 15 of 20 -1.0  59.3 60.3 58.5 58.2 57.4 58.0 56.1 55.8
Male 16 of 20 -3.7  64.4 68.1 65.1 61.7 60.7 61.8 62.2 57.3
American Indian or Native American 0.0 
Asian 16 of 19 -9.7  61.9 71.6 68.8 68.6 67.9 65.3 62.0 54.9
Black or African-American 14 of 20 -1.8  61.1 62.9 61.5 58.2 59.5 57.1 55.8 54.8
Hispanic or Latino 15 of 20 2.8  62.2 59.4 62.3 63.5 62.9 67.7 60.9 54.2
Multi-racial 12 of 13 -6.4  49.4 55.8 50.0 53.4 52.1 51.6 50.3 45.2
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0 
White 14 of 20 -1.1  64.7 65.8 62.2 61.8 59.4 61.9 61.3 59.1
Employees with Disabilities 18 of 20 -4.9  51.8 56.7 49.6 56.0 50.8
LGBT 9 of 15 -0.3  61.4 61.7
Senior Executive Service (SES) 7 of 12 0.3  88.6 88.3 85.6 82.7 80.3
Veterans 14 of 20 -5.4  62.0 67.4 64.0 61.5 58.9
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 1 of 7 -3.0  72.6 75.6
Contract Specialist 6 of 8 -3.0  58.6 61.6
Economist 0.0 
HR Specialist 9 of 9 -8.7  40.6 49.3
IT Specialist 13 of 16 -0.9  52.0 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 (2015)
333 ( 8.6% )

Average joined (2010-2015)
294

Workforce with less than three years of service
9.2%

Employees left (2015)
327 ( 8.5% )

Average left (2010-2015)
308


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics