Agency Report

National Science Foundation

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 25 Midsize Agencies

  9  

2017 Index Score
74.7

Change from 2016
3.4 


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
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 9 of 25 3.4  74.7 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
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 9  of 23 2.9  65.5 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 5  of 23 4.4  61.2 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 12  of 23 3.4  60.4 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 9  of 23 3.1  59.7 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 9  of 23 1.9  76.1 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 23 0.9  81.1 80.2 79.5 77.3 77.4 76.2 79.0 81.1 82.7 81.6 80.8 79.3
Pay 8  of 23 4.5  67.4 62.9 58.0 56.7 52.1 55.8 62.1 71.1 74.0 71.9
Strategic Management 7  of 23 2.9  65.4 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 23 3.3  75.1 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 23 1.1  72.4 71.3 69.0 66.1 66.8 65.8 69.2 71.6
Training and Development 7  of 23 0.7  68.6 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 14  of 23 1.9  64.7 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 9  of 24 4.2  67.6 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 4  of 23 3.7  57.3 53.6 50.8 48.7 46.5 44.5 49.3 55.6 61.5 60.6 54.3 51.4
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 (2016)
106 ( 8.8% )

Average joined (2010-2016)
88

Workforce with less than three years of service
7.8%

Employees left (2016)
123 ( 10.2% )

Average left (2010-2016)
112


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics