Agency Report

Department of Education

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 25 Midsize Agencies

  23  

2017 Index Score
59.7

Change from 2016
-0.1 


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

Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 23 of 25 -0.1  59.7 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
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 20  of 23 -0.4  56.0 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 21  of 23 0.1  46.7 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 20  of 23 -0.2  53.7 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 20  of 23 -3.4  45.8 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 23 2.4  72.1 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 21  of 23 -0.4  75.6 76.0 76.1 74.7 73.4 73.4 73.8 73.0 74.6 73.1 73.0 74.4
Pay 14  of 23 1.8  65.5 63.7 64.9 62.0 59.0 61.2 64.4 70.0 67.1 64.5
Strategic Management 19  of 23 -1.6  55.4 57.0 57.5 54.8 54.7 54.3 57.1 52.3 57.1 52.3 53.3 53.6
Teamwork 17  of 23 2.2  71.6 69.4 69.8 68.9 67.3 66.7 65.7 62.0 71.0 67.3 67.4 66.0
Innovation 18  of 23 0.4  63.0 62.6 63.5 62.6 61.1 59.0 59.7 58.8
Training and Development 20  of 23 -0.8  58.1 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 19  of 23 -0.4  60.1 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 17  of 24 2.0  62.7 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 20  of 23 0.3  46.0 45.7 46.7 45.6 42.9 42.0 43.4 42.3 41.4 38.4 43.4 39.0
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 (2016)
394 ( 9.9% )

Average joined (2010-2016)
264

Workforce with less than three years of service
11.5%

Employees left (2016)
296 ( 7.5% )

Average left (2010-2016)
307


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Race/Ethnicity Demographics