Agency Report

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 415 Agency Subcomponents

  60  

2018 Engagement Score
76.2

Change from 2017
2.2 


Parent Agency
Department of Commerce (Engagement Score: 70.3)
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
(2017‑18)
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Engagement Score 60 of 415 2.2  76.2 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
(2017‑18)
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 104  of 408 0.9  64.4 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 113  of 408 1.3  57.2 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 108  of 408 0.3  63.7 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 146  of 408 1.5  55.2 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 79  of 408 0.6  77.7 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 146  of 410 0.5  80.0 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 170  of 410 1.3  66.3 65.0 69.3 67.0 74.5 71.2 69.6 66.1 69.2 65.0 51.3
Strategic Management 67  of 409 3.0  68.1 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 178  of 409 0.2  71.5 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 362  of 409 0.4  59.2 58.8 61.1 61.3 66.0 66.5 61.7 57.1 54.6
Training and Development 65  of 410 0.5  72.1 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 157  of 409 0.6  66.4 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 77  of 409 -1.5  68.2 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 42  of 408 1.2  61.0 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 (2017)
322 ( 2.7% )

Average joined (2013-2017)
697

Workforce with less than three years of service
8.0%

Employees left (2017)
478 ( 3.9% )

Average left (2013-2017)
484


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Race/Ethnicity Demographics