Agency Report

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 18 Large Agencies

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2016 Index Score
78.6

Change from 2015
2.5 


Mission
To reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind.
Website
http://www.nasa.gov
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SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 1 of 18 2.5  78.6 76.1 74.6 74.0 72.8 72.5 74.2 71.7 69.7 69.9 71.6
Category Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 1 of 18 2.1  72.5 70.4 69.2 69.4 68.1 67.0 67.7 65.1 63.6 63.4 62.3
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 1 of 18 2.5  68.1 65.6 64.0 63.0 62.2 61.0 62.6 62.0 60.6 60.1 60.3
Effective Leadership: Fairness 1 of 18 2.7  73.1 70.4 69.6 69.1 67.9 66.9 67.2 62.0 60.1 61.5 60.5
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 1 of 18 2.5  66.6 64.1 63.3 65.1 63.0 62.3 63.1 59.7 56.9 55.2 56.3
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 1 of 18 1.3  80.3 79.0 77.6 76.9 76.1 74.8 75.2 73.8 73.6 74.3 70.3
Employee Skills–Mission Match 1 of 18 1.4  83.7 82.3 81.2 80.6 80.7 80.0 80.7 80.8 80.4 79.2 81.8
Pay 1 of 18 2.9  70.4 67.5 66.2 63.6 67.0 70.7 74.7 71.8 71.6
Strategic Management 1 of 18 2.6  66.2 63.6 63.4 63.6 62.4 62.1 63.5 62.8 59.0 59.8 62.8
Teamwork 1 of 18 1.5  79.8 78.3 77.9 77.7 77.3 75.2 75.9 80.0 78.2 78.6 75.8
Innovation 1 of 18 1.4  79.6 78.2 76.7 76.0 76.5 75.0 75.9
Training and Development 1 of 18 2.0  77.9 75.9 73.5 71.7 72.4 72.2 73.9 72.8 70.5 72.0 70.0
Work–Life Balance 1 of 18 0.7  71.2 70.5 69.7 68.2 68.4 66.4 67.2 67.3 66.4 67.2 70.3
Support for Diversity 1 of 18 1.5  74.6 73.1 73.0 72.5 71.8 71.0 71.2 71.6 70.3 72.3 72.4
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 1 of 18 2.1  64.1 62.0 59.4 58.9 59.8 59.4 60.6 59.7 57.7 58.0 56.5
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 1 of 17 2.4  79.4 77.0 76.3 76.3 76.2 75.4 76.4 71.4
Male 1 of 17 2.0  80.8 78.8 76.5 75.8 74.7 74.8 75.8 71.8
American Indian or Native American 1 of 16 0.2  69.8 69.6 70.9 62.7 70.7 59.3 69.2 61.2
Asian 1 of 17 -0.3  81.1 81.4 78.5 77.2 77.3 75.8 80.3 74.3
Black or African-American 1 of 17 3.3  80.7 77.4 76.3 76.8 75.8 75.0 74.9 71.5
Hispanic or Latino 1 of 17 0.7  79.1 78.4 76.1 77.6 77.1 79.0 78.8 65.7
Multi-racial 1 of 17 1.3  69.2 67.9 70.5 69.5 70.6 68.1 67.5 53.2
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1 of 16 3.4  73.8 70.4 70.1 76.0 70.7
White 1 of 17 2.3  81.4 79.1 77.3 76.6 75.4 75.3 76.6 72.7
Employees with Disabilities 1 of 17 0.6  72.5 71.9 69.7 68.1 66.8
LGBT 1 of 17 -2.2  76.8 79.0
Senior Executive Service (SES) 1 of 17 -2.1  93.9 96.0 94.3 92.1 87.2
Veterans 1 of 17 2.3  79.0 76.7 73.8 74.5 73.3
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 0.0 
Contract Specialist 1 of 15 -3.2  74.8 78.0
Economist 0.0 
HR Specialist 1 of 16 7.7  78.2 70.5
IT Specialist 1 of 16 2.7  72.4 69.7
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)
532 ( 3.1% )

Average joined (2010-2015)
544

Workforce with less than three years of service
5.7%

Employees left (2015)
953 ( 5.6% )

Average left (2010-2015)
824


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Race/Ethnicity Demographics