Agency Report

National Science Foundation

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 27 Midsize Agencies

  8  

2018 Engagement Score
75.5

Change from 2017
0.8 


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

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2017‑18)
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Engagement Score 8 of 27 0.8  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
(2017‑18)
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 9  of 25 0.6  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 6  of 25 0.1  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 10  of 25 0.9  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 9  of 25 0.6  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 7  of 25 0.6  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 6  of 25 1.0  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 12  of 24 -1.8  65.6 67.4 62.9 58.0 56.7 52.1 55.8 62.1 71.1 74.0 71.9
Strategic Management 7  of 25 2.6  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 8  of 25 0.0  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 3  of 25 0.4  72.8 72.4 71.3 69.0 66.1 66.8 65.8 69.2 71.6
Training and Development 5  of 25 3.5  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 10  of 25 2.3  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 10  of 26 0.4  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 8  of 25 -0.3  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

Employees joined (2017)
112 ( 9.0% )

Average joined (2013-2017)
94

Workforce with less than three years of service
7.7%

Employees left (2017)
99 ( 7.9% )

Average left (2013-2017)
113


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics