Agency Report

Office of Research and Development (EPA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 305 Agency Subcomponents

  134  

2016 Index Score
63.7

Change from 2015
14.3 


Parent Agency
Environmental Protection Agency (Index Score: 64.4)
Mission
To help provide the solid underpinning of science and technology for the agency through leading-edge research.
Website
http://www2.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-research-and-development-ord

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 134 of 305 14.3  63.7 49.4 52.4 50.8 62.5 63.7 60.7 62.0 61.9 62.1 58.0
Category Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 153 of 303 9.2  57.1 47.9 49.5 50.0 54.8 53.7 51.0 51.3 51.9 51.3 48.4
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 212 of 303 11.6  46.3 34.7 35.5 35.9 45.7 45.5 43.0 47.8 48.9 48.9 43.5
Effective Leadership: Fairness 131 of 303 8.5  57.8 49.3 55.3 54.3 55.0 52.0 50.8 48.2 47.1 48.4 48.8
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 199 of 303 11.8  46.1 34.3 35.1 37.4 45.7 43.5 38.9 38.9 40.6 38.3 40.5
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 73 of 303 5.6  73.1 67.5 68.1 67.5 68.4 68.9 67.1 66.9 67.2 66.9 58.5
Employee Skills–Mission Match 190 of 304 6.9  76.0 69.1 71.9 69.2 76.0 76.8 75.7 77.4 78.1 76.5 74.3
Pay 102 of 304 7.8  66.1 58.3 59.2 46.6 64.9 66.6 71.7 67.9 70.9
Strategic Management 259 of 304 9.0  49.7 40.7 37.8 41.3 50.0 51.9 49.2 53.3 54.0 52.4 55.4
Teamwork 111 of 304 7.5  70.1 62.6 65.8 66.6 67.6 65.1 62.1 69.9 69.7 69.2 61.7
Innovation 76 of 304 5.6  68.2 62.6 64.3 61.5 68.7 69.7 66.8
Training and Development 179 of 304 5.9  59.5 53.6 53.5 50.7 61.2 61.6 60.5 60.8 63.2 64.9 61.0
Work–Life Balance 186 of 304 5.4  60.8 55.4 55.2 50.7 58.6 59.6 61.1 63.0 65.5 66.0 69.0
Support for Diversity 214 of 304 5.1  56.5 51.4 55.0 57.1 57.9 56.3 55.1 61.4 59.6 62.3 62.3
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 94 of 303 6.5  51.2 44.7 45.8 43.2 50.8 51.3 48.7 52.4 52.6 54.0 45.0
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 109 of 285 17.7  66.8 49.1 53.3 55.1 64.8 65.4 61.1 63.3
Male 182 of 294 10.4  63.8 53.4 53.3 50.3 64.7 64.7 61.9 61.0
American Indian or Native American 0.0 
Asian 51 of 111 0.0  71.3 70.4 66.6 66.2 69.9
Black or African-American 122 of 225 0.0  62.5 57.8 64.0 57.3 55.0
Hispanic or Latino 126 of 149 0.0  55.0
Multi-racial 0.0  74.0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0 
White 156 of 299 15.7  66.0 50.3 51.5 52.7 65.5 65.7 62.9 63.2
Employees with Disabilities 169 of 194 0.0  49.6 55.6
LGBT 12 of 59 0.0  73.5
Senior Executive Service (SES) 0.0 
Veterans 85 of 230 0.0  66.6 68.6
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