Agency Report

National Institutes of Health (HHS)


Best Places to Work Rank

  81  
of 320 Agency Subcomponents

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2015 Index Score
66.9
Change from 2014
2.3 

Parent Agency
Department of Health and Human Services (Index Score: 63.9)
Mission
To employ science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.
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Website
http://www.nih.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 81 of 320 2.3  66.9 64.6 62.7 69.2 68.5 69.4 66.1 65.6 62.7 67.6
Category Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 82 of 318 2.6  59.6 57.0 55.4 59.6 59.2 59.9 58.1 56.6 52.7 54.2
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 83 of 318 3.0  53.0 50.0 47.8 53.3 53.4 55.1 53.1 52.8 48.6 51.2
Effective Leadership: Fairness 93 of 318 2.2  58.3 56.1 54.3 56.2 55.1 55.6 51.3 46.8 44.3 46.4
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 72 of 318 3.2  55.5 52.3 50.7 55.5 55.3 55.6 54.2 52.1 47.5 50.6
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 135 of 318 2.0  67.7 65.7 64.5 68.6 68.0 68.9 68.1 68.1 64.3 63.2
Employee Skills–Mission Match 51 of 319 1.4  80.2 78.8 77.9 79.7 79.5 80.4 80.6 80.4 77.3 81.6
Pay 235 of 319 2.8  55.0 52.2 47.3 58.8 60.9 64.7 61.7 59.9
Strategic Management 55 of 319 2.4  61.6 59.2 58.4 61.2 61.6 63.1 63.0 61.3 59.6 65.6
Teamwork 87 of 319 1.4  70.6 69.2 68.6 69.9 69.1 69.5 74.8 73.8 72.8 70.6
Innovation 49 of 318 1.9  69.1 67.2 65.0 68.4 69.3 70.7
Training and Development 69 of 319 2.1  64.6 62.5 60.8 64.4 65.1 67.8 66.3 64.6 64.0 63.0
Work–Life Balance 70 of 319 1.1  66.5 65.4 64.2 68.1 67.7 69.4 70.6 68.3 67.9 74.3
Support for Diversity 69 of 319 1.4  63.0 61.6 60.6 64.3 63.9 63.7 69.4 66.1 63.5 68.7
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 73 of 318 2.7  50.9 48.2 43.8 51.0 53.5 54.9 52.9 52.2 48.1 50.9
Demographic Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 72 of 304 1.9  69.4 67.5 66.1 69.2 69.2 72.1 65.5
Male 69 of 305 1.5  70.4 68.9 66.9 69.6 70.8 71.9 67.1
40 and over 81 of 318 2.2  66.4 64.2 65.8 68.7 69.3 71.5 65.3
Under 40 68 of 228 2.3  68.8 66.5 69.3 72.2 72.2 74.5 69.2
American Indian or Native American 0.0  67.9 60.3
Asian 18 of 100 1.8  76.6 74.8 72.5 74.7 76.0 77.8 74.9
Black or African-American 68 of 206 -0.4  65.5 65.9 64.4 66.8 65.5 67.0 62.9
Hispanic or Latino 40 of 136 3.0  67.7 64.7 68.9 69.2 68.9 67.4 59.9
Multi-racial 20 of 99 1.4  63.1 61.7 63.5 57.6 54.4 68.5 54.0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0 
White 78 of 300 2.0  70.7 68.7 66.6 70.7 71.1 74.0 66.7
Employees with Disabilities 69 of 175 6.8  59.5 52.7 54.1 55.7
LGBT 20 of 64 0.0  67.3
Senior Executive Service (SES) 30 of 40 -2.5  77.6 80.1
Veterans 110 of 220 -2.1  62.4 64.5 60.1 63.2
Demographic Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 0.0 
Contract Specialist 42 of 60 0.0  53.7
Economist 0.0 
HR Specialist 15 of 59 0.0  66.9
IT Specialist 46 of 100 0.0  58.2
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)
648 ( 4.9% )

Average joined (2009-2014)
703

Workforce with less than three years of service
9.6%

Employees left (2014)
805 ( 6.1% )

Average left (2009-2014)
712


Gender Demographics

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