Agency Report

National Science Foundation

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 27 Midsize Agencies

  10  

2016 Index Score
71.3

Change from 2015
3.5 


Mission
To promote the progress of science, advance national health, prosperity and welfare and secure the national defense.
Website
http://www.nsf.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 10 of 27 3.5  71.3 67.8 66.2 62.8 61.4 66.7 71.6 76.7 74.4 74.0 65.7
Category Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 8 of 25 3.4  62.6 59.2 58.3 56.2 52.5 54.6 59.3 63.8 60.7 58.6 52.8
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 7 of 25 2.5  56.8 54.3 51.9 49.0 46.4 49.2 55.7 60.4 56.2 52.8 48.4
Effective Leadership: Fairness 13 of 25 0.3  57.0 56.7 53.8 53.9 50.9 54.7 55.1 57.5 51.6 52.7 43.6
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 11 of 25 5.5  56.6 51.1 52.1 48.8 45.3 48.8 55.6 61.4 56.9 53.7 49.2
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 5 of 25 3.2  74.2 71.0 70.0 68.3 63.6 62.9 66.8 71.1 71.2 69.2 63.3
Employee Skills–Mission Match 9 of 25 0.7  80.2 79.5 77.3 77.4 76.2 79.0 81.1 82.7 81.6 80.8 79.3
Pay 14 of 25 4.9  62.9 58.0 56.7 52.1 55.8 62.1 71.1 74.0 71.9
Strategic Management 9 of 25 2.1  62.5 60.4 59.1 57.2 55.7 55.8 58.2 67.0 64.3 63.2 63.6
Teamwork 9 of 25 1.6  71.8 70.2 68.7 66.4 65.1 63.3 65.7 77.1 73.6 72.4 67.7
Innovation 3 of 25 2.3  71.3 69.0 66.1 66.8 65.8 69.2 71.6
Training and Development 7 of 25 2.2  67.9 65.7 63.6 57.8 58.6 61.5 64.9 71.3 68.4 66.1 63.9
Work–Life Balance 17 of 25 0.2  62.8 62.6 60.7 60.1 56.2 56.9 60.7 68.3 66.0 65.9 67.4
Support for Diversity 11 of 26 2.4  63.4 61.0 61.3 59.4 55.8 58.1 59.4 70.0 67.4 67.2 61.9
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 7 of 25 2.8  53.6 50.8 48.7 46.5 44.5 49.3 55.6 61.5 60.6 54.3 51.4
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 5 of 20 2.4  71.8 69.4 69.4 63.2 62.4 68.1 73.4 75.5
Male 5 of 20 6.1  75.9 69.8 66.5 68.0 67.8 74.0 76.4 78.7
American Indian or Native American 0.0 
Asian 5 of 19 -7.6  76.4 84.0 70.1 77.9 60.1 75.6
Black or African-American 7 of 20 3.4  68.3 64.9 68.3 61.1 60.7 62.3 69.1 76.9
Hispanic or Latino 7 of 20 2.3  69.2 66.9 68.5 68.3 62.8
Multi-racial 3 of 13 0.0  67.8
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0 
White 4 of 20 3.6  77.0 73.4 70.0 68.0 69.2 73.3 77.1 77.8
Employees with Disabilities 9 of 20 9.5  62.1 52.6 50.1 49.1 53.4
LGBT 0.0 
Senior Executive Service (SES) 9 of 12 3.8  85.8 82.0 80.5 84.1 82.9
Veterans 3 of 20 5.1  74.0 68.9 69.7 60.1 68.4
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 0.0 
Contract Specialist 0.0 
Economist 0.0 
HR Specialist 0.0 
IT Specialist 3 of 16 9.8  73.5 63.7
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)
101 ( 8.4% )

Average joined (2010-2015)
81

Workforce with less than three years of service
7.8%

Employees left (2015)
123 ( 10.3% )

Average left (2010-2015)
101


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics