Agency Report

Office of Postsecondary Education (ED)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 305 Agency Subcomponents

  215  

2016 Index Score
58.2

Change from 2015
4.7 


Parent Agency
Department of Education (Index Score: 59.8)
Mission
To strengthen the capacity of colleges and universities to innovate and improve, to promote and expand access to postsecondary education and to increase college completion rates.
Website
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/index.html

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 215 of 305 4.7  58.2 53.5 39.1 33.4 37.7 39.7 32.9 39.3 38.0 47.3
Category Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 205 of 303 4.2  54.2 50.0 41.5 37.1 38.3 41.4 33.8 36.4 35.6 39.0
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 199 of 303 3.2  46.7 43.5 36.3 26.5 29.3 32.0 29.4 36.2 36.7 34.2
Effective Leadership: Fairness 276 of 303 3.6  47.2 43.6 36.0 34.7 33.3 35.7 29.0 20.8 27.9 28.1
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 197 of 303 3.2  46.5 43.3 36.7 29.1 31.3 34.0 22.7 26.4 28.1 30.5
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 137 of 303 6.2  69.3 63.1 51.6 51.7 52.2 56.3 49.6 54.4 46.3 55.5
Employee Skills–Mission Match 268 of 304 -2.1  72.4 74.5 66.4 61.1 67.3 67.1 67.1 72.1 70.9 70.7
Pay 121 of 304 4.3  64.7 60.4 54.7 46.6 56.3 60.6 62.1 56.9 63.6
Strategic Management 224 of 304 2.4  52.2 49.8 44.7 39.2 42.0 42.5 32.6 42.4 42.9 44.6
Teamwork 182 of 304 2.1  66.4 64.3 54.8 52.8 58.1 53.6 41.7 56.1 58.5 63.3
Innovation 154 of 304 8.4  64.3 55.9 49.1 49.5 48.6 50.5 45.0
Training and Development 147 of 304 5.7  61.2 55.5 45.9 41.4 44.8 45.6 41.9 49.7 49.4 50.1
Work–Life Balance 172 of 304 -2.2  61.5 63.7 53.3 47.7 46.2 49.5 49.6 56.3 57.0 52.3
Support for Diversity 171 of 304 4.0  58.8 54.8 43.0 38.6 45.9 43.3 37.0 41.3 37.0 50.0
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 225 of 303 1.4  43.9 42.5 31.4 27.2 27.9 35.3 27.0 31.2 28.2 37.5
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 201 of 285 7.0  58.7 51.7 40.2 35.8 39.4 41.5 29.3 39.7
Male 163 of 294 5.4  64.8 59.4 36.5 38.6 38.6 41.4 38.4
American Indian or Native American 0.0 
Asian 0.0 
Black or African-American 150 of 225 2.9  59.9 57.0 41.4 40.1 42.8 40.5 32.6 36.8
Hispanic or Latino 0.0 
Multi-racial 0.0 
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0 
White 167 of 299 7.8  65.2 57.4 49.4 37.9 47.3 44.6 34.4 43.3
Employees with Disabilities 0.0 
LGBT 0.0 
Senior Executive Service (SES) 0.0 
Veterans 0.0 
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 0.0 
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 (2015)
6 ( 3.4% )

Average joined (2010-2015)
11

Workforce with less than three years of service

Employees left (2015)
13 ( 7.4% )

Average left (2010-2015)
18


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics