Agency Report

Office of Postsecondary Education (ED)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 339 Agency Subcomponents

  325  

2017 Index Score
49.8

Change from 2016
-8.4 


Parent Agency
Department of Education (Index Score: 59.7)
Mission
To strengthen the capacity of colleges and universities to promote reform, innovation and improvement in postsecondary education, promote and expand access to postsecondary education and increase college completion rates for America’s students, and broaden global competencies that drive the economic success and competitiveness of our Nation.
Website
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/index.html

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 325 of 339 -8.4  49.8 58.2 53.5 39.1 33.4 37.7 39.7 32.9 39.3 38.0 47.3
Category Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 315  of 336 -6.0  48.2 54.2 50.0 41.5 37.1 38.3 41.4 33.8 36.4 35.6 39.0
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 320  of 336 -7.6  39.1 46.7 43.5 36.3 26.5 29.3 32.0 29.4 36.2 36.7 34.2
Effective Leadership: Fairness 331  of 336 -6.3  40.9 47.2 43.6 36.0 34.7 33.3 35.7 29.0 20.8 27.9 28.1
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 315  of 336 -8.9  37.6 46.5 43.3 36.7 29.1 31.3 34.0 22.7 26.4 28.1 30.5
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 255  of 336 -2.3  67.0 69.3 63.1 51.6 51.7 52.2 56.3 49.6 54.4 46.3 55.5
Employee Skills–Mission Match 325  of 338 -1.1  71.3 72.4 74.5 66.4 61.1 67.3 67.1 67.1 72.1 70.9 70.7
Pay 294  of 338 -8.5  56.2 64.7 60.4 54.7 46.6 56.3 60.6 62.1 56.9 63.6
Strategic Management 330  of 337 -5.8  46.4 52.2 49.8 44.7 39.2 42.0 42.5 32.6 42.4 42.9 44.6
Teamwork 273  of 337 -0.4  66.0 66.4 64.3 54.8 52.8 58.1 53.6 41.7 56.1 58.5 63.3
Innovation 320  of 337 -7.9  56.4 64.3 55.9 49.1 49.5 48.6 50.5 45.0
Training and Development 321  of 338 -10.6  50.6 61.2 55.5 45.9 41.4 44.8 45.6 41.9 49.7 49.4 50.1
Work–Life Balance 253  of 337 -1.4  60.1 61.5 63.7 53.3 47.7 46.2 49.5 49.6 56.3 57.0 52.3
Support for Diversity 278  of 337 -1.4  57.4 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 325  of 336 -6.9  37.0 43.9 42.5 31.4 27.2 27.9 35.3 27.0 31.2 28.2 37.5
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)
16 ( 9.0% )

Average joined (2010-2016)
11

Workforce with less than three years of service

Employees left (2016)
12 ( 6.8% )

Average left (2010-2016)
18


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics