Agency Report

Environmental Protection Agency


Best Places to Work Rank

  14  
of 19 Large Agencies

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2015 Index Score
58.5
Change from 2014
1.8 

Mission
To protect human health and the environment.
NEW in 2015 Looking at Agencies by Mission
For the first time since we launched the Best Places to Work rankings, we have grouped 75 federal organizations into six mission areas. See how the Environmental Protection Agency compares to other organizations responsible for energy and the environment.
Website
http://www.epa.gov/
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SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 14 of 19 1.8  58.5 56.7 59.3 67.6 67.9 68.8 68.2 65.5 67.8 62.9
Category Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 16 of 19 1.0  50.8 49.8 52.4 56.3 55.8 55.0 53.9 52.0 53.3 49.8
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 16 of 19 2.4  43.7 41.3 43.5 50.3 51.3 51.6 53.5 51.5 53.2 49.5
Effective Leadership: Fairness 18 of 19 -1.2  48.4 49.6 51.8 52.9 51.8 50.9 46.0 42.5 45.4 43.8
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 15 of 19 0.9  39.7 38.8 43.5 49.1 48.5 47.6 44.7 43.2 43.1 40.8
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 7 of 19 1.5  66.7 65.2 66.0 68.0 67.2 66.3 67.2 65.7 67.5 61.9
Employee Skills–Mission Match 17 of 19 1.6  73.8 72.2 73.0 77.2 77.6 77.3 78.8 77.6 77.8 77.9
Pay 4 of 19 0.5  61.0 60.5 53.4 64.3 68.0 73.2 70.6 70.4
Strategic Management 18 of 19 4.2  48.4 44.2 48.1 54.7 56.7 56.3 58.6 56.2 57.0 56.2
Teamwork 13 of 19 0.0  65.0 65.0 66.3 67.6 66.1 65.3 73.0 71.0 71.2 65.0
Innovation 6 of 18 1.2  62.3 61.1 61.6 66.1 67.0 66.8
Training and Development 18 of 19 2.9  54.5 51.6 51.8 58.1 60.0 60.4 62.5 60.6 62.5 57.4
Work–Life Balance 16 of 19 1.7  56.7 55.0 56.0 60.4 61.1 62.1 64.3 63.1 64.9 66.9
Support for Diversity 15 of 19 -0.7  55.0 55.7 58.3 59.7 59.7 59.1 64.4 61.3 64.1 64.2
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 12 of 19 2.4  44.1 41.7 43.2 48.3 49.3 49.6 52.4 48.7 51.6 45.7
Demographic Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 14 of 18 1.9  60.6 58.7 61.0 70.0 70.3 70.5 68.0
Male 16 of 18 1.7  59.2 57.5 61.1 69.6 69.5 70.1 68.5
40 and over 16 of 18 1.8  57.3 55.5 59.7 68.6 68.7 69.1 67.1
Under 40 8 of 18 2.4  64.2 61.8 67.3 75.3 75.1 76.2 73.0
American Indian or Native American 11 of 17 0.0  54.8 64.1 66.1 68.2 63.7
Asian 14 of 18 5.4  65.7 60.3 68.8 74.6 73.4 70.5 68.0
Black or African-American 12 of 18 3.6  62.6 59.0 64.4 67.9 67.7 68.8 67.8
Hispanic or Latino 17 of 18 -2.4  57.6 60.0 61.3 70.3 67.7 70.5 69.8
Multi-racial 13 of 18 -2.2  53.0 55.2 47.4 61.9 62.0 57.6 56.6
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0 
White 15 of 18 1.1  59.9 58.8 60.7 71.0 71.0 71.6 69.4
Employees with Disabilities 17 of 18 -6.5  46.5 53.0 57.4 60.1
LGBT 11 of 18 0.0  60.9
Senior Executive Service (SES) 3 of 18 4.6  90.1 85.5 78.4 86.2
Veterans 13 of 18 0.0  59.1 59.1 59.0 67.9
Demographic Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 11 of 14 0.0  54.9
Contract Specialist 17 of 17 0.0  37.8
Economist 0.0 
HR Specialist 15 of 18 0.0  56.9
IT Specialist 15 of 18 0.0  51.7
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 (2014)
139 ( 1.0% )

Average joined (2009-2014)
399

Workforce with less than three years of service
1.8%

Employees left (2014)
1,120 ( 7.7% )

Average left (2009-2014)
828


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics

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