Agency Report

Headquarters (NASA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 305 Agency Subcomponents

  40  

2016 Index Score
75.4

Change from 2015
4.0 


Parent Agency
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Index Score: 78.6)
Mission
To provide overall guidance and direction to the agency under the leadership of the administrator.
Website
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 40 of 305 4.0  75.4 71.4 70.6 67.8 70.0 66.2 68.5 62.1 57.6 58.6 65.4
Category Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 15 of 303 5.2  70.6 65.4 65.9 63.4 64.1 60.3 63.1 59.2 53.4 54.6 58.4
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 7 of 303 5.0  67.4 62.4 62.5 59.3 60.7 57.2 57.3 54.5 52.1 49.6 57.3
Effective Leadership: Fairness 26 of 303 5.7  68.0 62.3 64.3 61.8 62.3 58.9 60.9 54.6 46.9 45.3 52.9
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 13 of 303 5.4  67.6 62.2 63.7 60.7 59.8 56.9 61.0 55.8 47.4 49.3 52.7
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 37 of 303 4.8  76.4 71.6 70.7 68.8 71.0 66.0 69.1 67.3 63.3 67.1 67.5
Employee Skills–Mission Match 21 of 304 3.8  82.8 79.0 79.2 78.3 79.2 76.8 78.5 75.7 75.4 73.8 79.7
Pay 33 of 304 4.1  73.0 68.9 66.9 63.4 66.6 67.9 74.6 69.7 70.1
Strategic Management 29 of 304 3.9  68.4 64.5 65.3 62.8 62.5 60.7 62.8 60.8 56.5 60.8 62.8
Teamwork 42 of 304 2.9  75.7 72.8 72.9 70.8 72.3 68.4 67.7 73.1 71.4 72.8 69.9
Innovation 8 of 304 4.6  77.6 73.0 75.0 72.5 73.9 69.1 72.4
Training and Development 30 of 304 4.4  73.1 68.7 67.7 63.0 65.4 62.3 68.6 65.0 61.0 62.1 64.1
Work–Life Balance 36 of 304 1.0  71.9 70.9 69.0 64.6 68.1 64.5 65.9 63.4 62.0 64.4 66.5
Support for Diversity 27 of 304 4.2  70.5 66.3 68.0 65.5 67.7 64.0 67.1 64.9 65.5 67.3 68.3
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 21 of 303 4.7  60.6 55.9 56.7 54.2 56.9 53.2 56.5 54.6 51.0 53.8 52.6
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 43 of 285 5.6  75.5 69.9 73.3 68.8 72.3 70.1 69.9 61.5
Male 27 of 294 3.0  80.3 77.3 73.0 72.0 73.9 68.8 71.2 62.5
American Indian or Native American 0.0 
Asian 34 of 111 -1.3  75.9 77.2 79.9 77.8
Black or African-American 30 of 225 9.1  76.1 67.0 73.6 68.5 68.0 68.8 65.4 56.7
Hispanic or Latino 40 of 149 -1.5  70.5 72.0 72.5 71.2 63.9 67.8 72.3
Multi-racial 0.0 
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0 
White 23 of 299 2.8  81.6 78.8 75.3 72.0 75.7 71.0 72.1 65.1
Employees with Disabilities 13 of 194 1.1  72.5 71.4 65.9 67.9 66.2
LGBT 0.0 
Senior Executive Service (SES) 4 of 37 -0.8  97.1 97.9 94.5 89.8 90.4
Veterans 7 of 230 6.1  82.4 76.3 76.4 70.6 73.1
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 0.0 
Contract Specialist 14 of 58 -5.4  68.5 73.9
Economist 0.0 
HR Specialist 16 of 57 7.3  69.1 61.8
IT Specialist 27 of 103 -3.0  64.7 67.7
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)
90 ( 6.4% )

Average joined (2010-2015)
82

Workforce with less than three years of service
4.8%

Employees left (2015)
115 ( 8.2% )

Average left (2010-2015)
110


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics