Agency Report

Office of Research and Development (EPA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 339 Agency Subcomponents

  181  

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 181 of 339 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 142  of 336 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 224  of 336 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 121  of 336 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 210  of 336 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 53  of 336 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 141  of 338 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 98  of 338 3.9  70.0 66.1 58.3 59.2 46.6 64.9 66.6 71.7 67.9 70.9
Strategic Management 282  of 337 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 84  of 337 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 67  of 337 3.7  71.9 68.2 62.6 64.3 61.5 68.7 69.7 66.8
Training and Development 140  of 338 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 207  of 337 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 108  of 337 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 74  of 336 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