Agency Report

National Science Foundation

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 25 Midsize Agencies

  6  

2019 Engagement Score
75.7

Change from 2018
0.2 


Mission
To promote the progress of science, advance national health, prosperity and welfare and secure the national defense.
Website
http://www.nsf.gov/
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SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2018‑19)
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Engagement Score 6 of 25 0.2  75.7 75.5 74.7 71.3 67.8 66.2 62.8 61.4 66.7 71.6 76.7 74.4 74.0 65.7
Category Rank Change
(2018‑19)
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 4  of 23 1.8  67.9 66.1 65.5 62.6 59.2 58.3 56.2 52.5 54.6 59.3 63.8 60.7 58.6 52.8
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 3  of 23 1.6  62.9 61.3 61.2 56.8 54.3 51.9 49.0 46.4 49.2 55.7 60.4 56.2 52.8 48.4
Effective Leadership: Fairness 5  of 23 3.9  65.2 61.3 60.4 57.0 56.7 53.8 53.9 50.9 54.7 55.1 57.5 51.6 52.7 43.6
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 3  of 23 2.9  63.2 60.3 59.7 56.6 51.1 52.1 48.8 45.3 48.8 55.6 61.4 56.9 53.7 49.2
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 6  of 23 -0.3  76.4 76.7 76.1 74.2 71.0 70.0 68.3 63.6 62.9 66.8 71.1 71.2 69.2 63.3
Employee Skills–Mission Match 5  of 23 0.6  82.7 82.1 81.1 80.2 79.5 77.3 77.4 76.2 79.0 81.1 82.7 81.6 80.8 79.3
Pay 9  of 23 2.0  67.6 65.6 67.4 62.9 58.0 56.7 52.1 55.8 62.1 71.1 74.0 71.9
Strategic Management 5  of 23 -0.3  67.7 68.0 65.4 62.5 60.4 59.1 57.2 55.7 55.8 58.2 67.0 64.3 63.2 63.6
Teamwork 7  of 23 0.7  75.8 75.1 75.1 71.8 70.2 68.7 66.4 65.1 63.3 65.7 77.1 73.6 72.4 67.7
Innovation 2  of 23 1.7  74.5 72.8 72.4 71.3 69.0 66.1 66.8 65.8 69.2 71.6
Training and Development 5  of 23 1.1  73.2 72.1 68.6 67.9 65.7 63.6 57.8 58.6 61.5 64.9 71.3 68.4 66.1 63.9
Work–Life Balance 9  of 23 -0.1  66.9 67.0 64.7 62.8 62.6 60.7 60.1 56.2 56.9 60.7 68.3 66.0 65.9 67.4
Support for Diversity 8  of 24 0.0  68.0 68.0 67.6 63.4 61.0 61.3 59.4 55.8 58.1 59.4 70.0 67.4 67.2 61.9
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 4  of 23 1.6  58.6 57.0 57.3 53.6 50.8 48.7 46.5 44.5 49.3 55.6 61.5 60.6 54.3 51.4
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


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