Agency Report

Federal Student Aid (ED)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 150 Agency Subcomponents

  77  

2017 Index Score
65.2

Change from 2016
2.2 


Parent Agency
Department of Education (Index Score: 59.7)
Mission
To fund America’s future, one student at a time; to ensure that all eligible individuals can benefit from federal financial assistance for education beyond high school.
Website
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/fsa/index.html

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 77 of 150 2.2  65.2 63.0 63.4 63.3 56.3 56.0 54.8 52.8 51.5 48.3 56.1 59.5
Category Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 65  of 147 1.5  59.2 57.7 56.9 57.7 53.9 53.6 50.9 47.7 43.9 43.0 47.9 50.1
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 80  of 147 1.0  51.2 50.2 48.5 49.1 44.6 45.5 42.1 42.4 42.7 39.4 47.4 48.1
Effective Leadership: Fairness 90  of 147 0.6  57.3 56.7 55.7 58.5 55.2 52.5 48.9 46.8 41.6 35.1 38.0 44.7
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 63  of 147 0.0  51.9 51.9 51.5 51.9 46.2 45.5 44.4 40.2 31.2 34.5 40.5 43.9
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 56  of 147 4.0  71.6 67.6 66.9 67.3 65.5 66.2 62.7 58.4 58.3 57.3 60.6 60.1
Employee Skills–Mission Match 99  of 149 0.3  76.9 76.6 77.2 75.4 72.8 71.4 72.8 70.7 70.6 71.7 74.2 75.7
Pay 47  of 149 2.5  67.9 65.4 66.9 62.7 59.5 64.0 61.4 69.5 67.0 60.8
Strategic Management 85  of 148 0.2  56.2 56.0 56.6 56.0 52.0 53.2 53.6 47.2 51.0 47.7 50.9 54.1
Teamwork 77  of 148 2.4  69.8 67.4 68.4 66.6 62.3 65.4 63.3 59.3 69.1 65.9 67.2 69.8
Innovation 82  of 148 1.0  65.3 64.3 66.6 66.2 61.4 61.1 61.4 58.3
Training and Development 110  of 149 -1.1  58.8 59.9 60.6 59.8 53.9 54.0 53.0 53.5 57.8 54.6 58.1 55.3
Work–Life Balance 66  of 148 0.3  64.9 64.6 64.0 63.9 59.0 60.2 60.6 59.4 59.8 58.3 62.0 66.6
Support for Diversity 63  of 148 3.1  63.5 60.4 59.1 61.4 56.8 57.4 55.1 49.2 55.4 50.6 50.8 57.6
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 90  of 147 1.4  47.5 46.1 46.1 47.2 41.0 41.2 42.0 38.8 35.1 33.6 43.5 44.4
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)
133 ( 9.9% )

Average joined (2010-2016)
99

Workforce with less than three years of service
11.1%

Employees left (2016)
86 ( 6.4% )

Average left (2010-2016)
81


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Race/Ethnicity Demographics