Agency Report

National Park Service (Interior)


Best Places to Work Rank

  259  
of 320 Agency Subcomponents

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2015 Index Score
53.1
Change from 2014
-0.6 

Parent Agency
Department of the Interior (Index Score: 59.2)
Mission
To preserve the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.
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Website
http://www.nps.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 259 of 320 -0.6  53.1 53.7 55.1 61.3 61.0 63.7 59.8 58.2 62.5 64.1
Category Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 282 of 318 -0.2  47.0 47.2 47.9 50.6 50.6 51.0 46.8 46.4 46.1 50.0
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 270 of 318 0.7  40.5 39.8 40.0 44.1 46.0 45.5 44.2 45.1 45.4 46.4
Effective Leadership: Fairness 268 of 318 -1.6  46.8 48.4 48.5 49.9 49.8 48.7 44.8 44.4 44.0 50.4
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 278 of 318 -0.8  37.3 38.1 40.5 43.6 44.0 43.8 38.5 36.3 34.1 39.6
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 275 of 318 0.6  60.0 59.4 59.0 61.2 59.9 62.2 57.3 58.2 59.4 61.9
Employee Skills–Mission Match 211 of 319 0.0  74.4 74.4 74.7 77.8 79.4 78.9 78.3 78.3 78.8 81.0
Pay 271 of 319 0.0  52.2 52.2 49.7 56.1 56.3 62.4 58.2 59.3
Strategic Management 299 of 319 -0.1  44.2 44.3 45.5 49.6 51.1 50.0 49.8 50.8 51.2 59.9
Teamwork 294 of 319 -1.0  57.8 58.8 59.1 60.4 58.4 59.6 65.8 65.7 68.1 66.3
Innovation 257 of 318 0.6  58.5 57.9 57.6 61.6 62.8 62.3
Training and Development 283 of 319 1.7  50.2 48.5 46.3 50.9 50.9 53.3 50.8 49.9 50.8 53.2
Work–Life Balance 314 of 319 -0.6  46.7 47.3 46.6 49.9 51.6 51.4 52.2 51.7 53.6 58.5
Support for Diversity 292 of 319 -1.5  49.5 51.0 50.8 53.0 51.5 52.5 56.0 55.6 54.0 62.8
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 285 of 318 0.2  38.3 38.1 37.8 41.5 42.2 43.7 40.1 39.4 40.4 42.2
Demographic Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 220 of 304 0.7  56.3 55.6 58.1 64.4 66.2 65.4 59.7
Male 256 of 305 -1.2  53.9 55.1 56.3 61.9 63.5 64.3 59.8
40 and over 254 of 318 -0.7  53.2 53.9 57.2 62.6 63.4 64.6 59.6
Under 40 176 of 228 -0.5  52.5 53.0 56.7 64.1 69.6 65.5 60.3
American Indian or Native American 14 of 25 9.4  58.0 48.6 62.4 61.9 61.1 56.5
Asian 91 of 100 -3.7  48.4 52.1 56.6 63.4 68.0 66.2
Black or African-American 175 of 206 -1.3  51.6 52.9 54.8 57.9 77.2 58.6 59.9
Hispanic or Latino 114 of 136 -2.7  51.4 54.1 56.2 60.5 57.5 66.9 59.9
Multi-racial 57 of 99 -3.5  53.8 57.3 55.8 55.5 60.3 53.7
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 16 of 18 -5.8  45.0 50.8 57.1
White 239 of 300 -0.4  55.7 56.1 57.7 64.0 65.0 65.8 60.0
Employees with Disabilities 147 of 175 4.3  48.0 43.7 48.4 53.3
LGBT 39 of 64 0.0  58.3
Senior Executive Service (SES) 0.0 
Veterans 194 of 220 4.6  50.8 46.2 51.3 56.4
Demographic Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 0.0 
Contract Specialist 49 of 60 0.0  49.9
Economist 0.0 
HR Specialist 49 of 59 0.0  47.3
IT Specialist 75 of 100 0.0  50.4
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)
267 ( 2.1% )

Average joined (2009-2014)
501

Workforce with less than three years of service
2.3%

Employees left (2014)
1,095 ( 8.5% )

Average left (2009-2014)
978


Gender Demographics

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