Agency Report

Office of Research and Development

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 420 Agency Subcomponents

  220  

2019 Engagement Score
63.6

Change from 2018
3.4 


Parent Agency
Environmental Protection Agency (Engagement Score: 60.3)
Mission
To conduct the research for EPA that provides the foundation for credible decision-making to safeguard human health and ecosystems from environmental pollutants. 
Website
http://www2.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-research-and-development-ord

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2018‑19)
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Engagement Score 220 of 420 3.4  63.6 60.2 64.9 63.7 49.4 52.4 50.8 62.5 63.7 60.7 62.0 61.9 62.1 58.0
Category Rank Change
(2018‑19)
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 208  of 413 -0.5  58.3 58.8 61.3 57.1 47.9 49.5 50.0 54.8 53.7 51.0 51.3 51.9 51.3 48.4
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 313  of 413 -0.7  46.4 47.1 50.1 46.3 34.7 35.5 35.9 45.7 45.5 43.0 47.8 48.9 48.9 43.5
Effective Leadership: Fairness 193  of 413 2.3  60.1 57.8 62.2 57.8 49.3 55.3 54.3 55.0 52.0 50.8 48.2 47.1 48.4 48.8
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 312  of 413 -0.9  42.6 43.5 49.3 46.1 34.3 35.1 37.4 45.7 43.5 38.9 38.9 40.6 38.3 40.5
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 56  of 413 -1.5  79.0 80.5 78.3 73.1 67.5 68.1 67.5 68.4 68.9 67.1 66.9 67.2 66.9 58.5
Employee Skills–Mission Match 183  of 415 -0.1  79.5 79.6 79.6 76.0 69.1 71.9 69.2 76.0 76.8 75.7 77.4 78.1 76.5 74.3
Pay 75  of 415 4.1  72.3 68.2 70.0 66.1 58.3 59.2 46.6 64.9 66.6 71.7 67.9 70.9
Strategic Management 326  of 414 2.3  55.8 53.5 52.8 49.7 40.7 37.8 41.3 50.0 51.9 49.2 53.3 54.0 52.4 55.4
Teamwork 99  of 414 -0.6  76.1 76.7 75.4 70.1 62.6 65.8 66.6 67.6 65.1 62.1 69.9 69.7 69.2 61.7
Innovation 121  of 414 -1.1  70.1 71.2 71.9 68.2 62.6 64.3 61.5 68.7 69.7 66.8
Training and Development 180  of 415 0.3  64.9 64.6 64.8 59.5 53.6 53.5 50.7 61.2 61.6 60.5 60.8 63.2 64.9 61.0
Work–Life Balance 268  of 414 -0.1  61.5 61.6 62.5 60.8 55.4 55.2 50.7 58.6 59.6 61.1 63.0 65.5 66.0 69.0
Support for Diversity 155  of 414 -1.2  63.7 64.9 66.6 56.5 51.4 55.0 57.1 57.9 56.3 55.1 61.4 59.6 62.3 62.3
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 96  of 413 1.9  56.9 55.0 56.0 51.2 44.7 45.8 43.2 50.8 51.3 48.7 52.4 52.6 54.0 45.0
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