Agency Report

Office of Research and Development (EPA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 150 Agency Subcomponents

  79  

2017 Index Score
64.9

Change from 2016
1.2 


Parent Agency
Environmental Protection Agency (Index Score: 63.5)
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
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 79 of 150 1.2  64.9 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
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 51  of 147 4.2  61.3 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 92  of 147 3.8  50.1 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 42  of 147 4.4  62.2 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 89  of 147 3.2  49.3 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 17  of 147 5.2  78.3 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 58  of 149 3.6  79.6 76.0 69.1 71.9 69.2 76.0 76.8 75.7 77.4 78.1 76.5 74.3
Pay 31  of 149 3.9  70.0 66.1 58.3 59.2 46.6 64.9 66.6 71.7 67.9 70.9
Strategic Management 124  of 148 3.1  52.8 49.7 40.7 37.8 41.3 50.0 51.9 49.2 53.3 54.0 52.4 55.4
Teamwork 28  of 148 5.3  75.4 70.1 62.6 65.8 66.6 67.6 65.1 62.1 69.9 69.7 69.2 61.7
Innovation 23  of 148 3.7  71.9 68.2 62.6 64.3 61.5 68.7 69.7 66.8
Training and Development 49  of 149 5.3  64.8 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 90  of 148 1.7  62.5 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 38  of 148 10.1  66.6 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 27  of 147 4.8  56.0 51.2 44.7 45.8 43.2 50.8 51.3 48.7 52.4 52.6 54.0 45.0
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