Agency Report

National Institutes of Health (HHS)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 339 Agency Subcomponents

  72  

2017 Index Score
74.2

Change from 2016
4.2 


Parent Agency
Department of Health and Human Services (Index Score: 70.4)
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.
Website
http://www.nih.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 72 of 339 4.2  74.2 70.0 66.9 64.6 62.7 69.2 68.5 69.4 66.1 65.6 62.7 67.6
Category Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 68  of 336 3.9  66.1 62.2 59.6 57.0 55.4 59.6 59.2 59.9 58.1 56.6 52.7 54.2
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 71  of 336 3.4  59.7 56.3 53.0 50.0 47.8 53.3 53.4 55.1 53.1 52.8 48.6 51.2
Effective Leadership: Fairness 89  of 336 3.4  63.9 60.5 58.3 56.1 54.3 56.2 55.1 55.6 51.3 46.8 44.3 46.4
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 61  of 336 4.6  62.8 58.2 55.5 52.3 50.7 55.5 55.3 55.6 54.2 52.1 47.5 50.6
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 115  of 336 3.8  73.8 70.0 67.7 65.7 64.5 68.6 68.0 68.9 68.1 68.1 64.3 63.2
Employee Skills–Mission Match 41  of 338 1.9  83.3 81.4 80.2 78.8 77.9 79.7 79.5 80.4 80.6 80.4 77.3 81.6
Pay 231  of 338 3.8  61.7 57.9 55.0 52.2 47.3 58.8 60.9 64.7 61.7 59.9
Strategic Management 62  of 337 1.7  65.2 63.5 61.6 59.2 58.4 61.2 61.6 63.1 63.0 61.3 59.6 65.6
Teamwork 86  of 337 2.6  75.2 72.6 70.6 69.2 68.6 69.9 69.1 69.5 74.8 73.8 72.8 70.6
Innovation 50  of 337 2.4  73.2 70.8 69.1 67.2 65.0 68.4 69.3 70.7
Training and Development 75  of 338 2.8  70.1 67.3 64.6 62.5 60.8 64.4 65.1 67.8 66.3 64.6 64.0 63.0
Work–Life Balance 84  of 337 1.7  69.7 68.0 66.5 65.4 64.2 68.1 67.7 69.4 70.6 68.3 67.9 74.3
Support for Diversity 61  of 337 3.9  69.7 65.8 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 62  of 336 4.3  57.3 53.0 50.9 48.2 43.8 51.0 53.5 54.9 52.9 52.2 48.1 50.9
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 (2016)
936 ( 7.0% )

Average joined (2010-2016)
742

Workforce with less than three years of service
11.1%

Employees left (2016)
856 ( 6.4% )

Average left (2010-2016)
773


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics