Agency Report

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Commerce)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 150 Agency Subcomponents

  29  

2017 Index Score
74.0

Change from 2016
-4.5 


Parent Agency
Department of Commerce (Index Score: 69.2)
Mission
To foster innovation and competitiveness by providing high quality and timely examination of patent and trademark applications, guiding domestic and international intellectual property policy and delivering intellectual property information and education worldwide.
Website
http://www.uspto.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 29 of 150 -4.5  74.0 78.5 77.7 85.6 84.4 80.3 74.1 69.6 64.3 57.2 56.8 63.0
Category Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 35  of 147 -2.8  63.5 66.3 65.6 72.2 72.6 68.8 62.3 58.2 55.5 51.1 46.8 47.8
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 40  of 147 -4.3  55.9 60.2 59.7 67.7 66.5 62.6 54.3 51.6 48.8 45.1 38.9 40.7
Effective Leadership: Fairness 33  of 147 -0.8  63.4 64.2 64.2 68.7 69.5 63.5 58.9 54.2 49.6 41.6 42.5 44.2
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 57  of 147 -5.2  53.7 58.9 57.7 67.9 69.5 66.7 59.1 52.9 49.8 43.3 37.7 40.1
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 20  of 147 -0.6  77.1 77.7 77.1 80.5 80.4 76.8 71.1 68.7 67.5 66.7 61.9 60.9
Employee Skills–Mission Match 62  of 149 -1.5  79.5 81.0 80.3 84.1 84.5 81.8 80.1 77.3 76.1 74.3 75.1 77.4
Pay 72  of 149 -4.3  65.0 69.3 67.0 74.5 71.2 69.6 66.1 69.2 65.0 51.3
Strategic Management 22  of 148 -3.2  65.1 68.3 68.8 74.3 74.3 71.8 66.5 61.7 64.6 60.5 60.9 65.9
Teamwork 56  of 148 -0.5  71.3 71.8 71.1 77.2 77.8 73.8 66.5 65.3 69.3 69.5 65.6 66.2
Innovation 133  of 148 -2.3  58.8 61.1 61.3 66.0 66.5 61.7 57.1 54.6
Training and Development 23  of 149 -1.9  71.6 73.5 72.9 78.4 77.6 73.0 67.7 62.7 62.5 58.0 54.9 60.5
Work–Life Balance 56  of 148 -4.0  65.8 69.8 68.9 77.5 75.4 72.3 65.4 62.8 61.0 59.8 56.6 61.5
Support for Diversity 22  of 148 0.1  69.7 69.6 68.6 73.8 74.9 71.4 65.0 59.6 63.9 60.1 62.4 67.2
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 16  of 147 -2.8  59.8 62.6 62.5 69.3 68.5 65.1 58.4 53.9 53.8 47.1 49.9 46.8
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)
583 ( 4.7% )

Average joined (2010-2016)
980

Workforce with less than three years of service
13.3%

Employees left (2016)
464 ( 3.8% )

Average left (2010-2016)
457


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Race/Ethnicity Demographics