Agency Report

National Institutes of Health (HHS)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 305 Agency Subcomponents

  77  


Best Places to Work Mission Rank
out of 14 Public Health Agencies

  4  

2016 Index Score
70.0

Change from 2015
3.1 


Parent Agency
Department of Health and Human Services (Index Score: 66.4)
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.
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Looking at Agencies by Mission
For the second year in a row, we have placed a select group of agencies and subcomponents into five mission areas. See how the National Institutes of Health (HHS) compares to other organizations responsible for public health.
Website
http://www.nih.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 77 of 305 3.1  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
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 73 of 303 2.6  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 65 of 303 3.3  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 88 of 303 2.2  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 68 of 303 2.7  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 124 of 303 2.3  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 304 1.2  81.4 80.2 78.8 77.9 79.7 79.5 80.4 80.6 80.4 77.3 81.6
Pay 224 of 304 2.9  57.9 55.0 52.2 47.3 58.8 60.9 64.7 61.7 59.9
Strategic Management 58 of 304 1.9  63.5 61.6 59.2 58.4 61.2 61.6 63.1 63.0 61.3 59.6 65.6
Teamwork 73 of 304 2.0  72.6 70.6 69.2 68.6 69.9 69.1 69.5 74.8 73.8 72.8 70.6
Innovation 49 of 304 1.7  70.8 69.1 67.2 65.0 68.4 69.3 70.7
Training and Development 75 of 304 2.7  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 71 of 304 1.5  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 56 of 304 2.8  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 74 of 303 2.1  53.0 50.9 48.2 43.8 51.0 53.5 54.9 52.9 52.2 48.1 50.9
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 65 of 285 2.3  71.7 69.4 67.5 66.1 69.2 69.2 72.1 65.5
Male 69 of 294 3.0  73.4 70.4 68.9 66.9 69.6 70.8 71.9 67.1
American Indian or Native American 0.0  67.9 60.3
Asian 23 of 111 2.1  78.7 76.6 74.8 72.5 74.7 76.0 77.8 74.9
Black or African-American 73 of 225 3.5  69.0 65.5 65.9 64.4 66.8 65.5 67.0 62.9
Hispanic or Latino 44 of 149 2.6  70.3 67.7 64.7 68.9 69.2 68.9 67.4 59.9
Multi-racial 29 of 99 -0.7  62.4 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 299 2.8  73.5 70.7 68.7 66.6 70.7 71.1 74.0 66.7
Employees with Disabilities 51 of 194 4.1  63.6 59.5 52.7 54.1 55.7
LGBT 15 of 59 5.0  72.3 67.3
Senior Executive Service (SES) 17 of 37 9.3  86.9 77.6 80.1
Veterans 101 of 230 2.8  65.2 62.4 64.5 60.1 63.2
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 0.0 
Contract Specialist 42 of 58 1.4  55.1 53.7
Economist 0.0 
HR Specialist 2 of 57 12.3  79.2 66.9
IT Specialist 45 of 103 1.4  59.6 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 (2015)
758 ( 5.7% )

Average joined (2010-2015)
712

Workforce with less than three years of service
9.7%

Employees left (2015)
789 ( 6.0% )

Average left (2010-2015)
725


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics