Agency Report

Department of Agriculture

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 18 Large Agencies

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2017 Index Score
65.9

Change from 2016
2.8 


Mission
To provide economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve our Nation's natural resources through conservation, restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands.
Website
http://www.usda.gov/
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SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 7 of 18 2.8  65.9 63.1 59.4 57.3 56.1 57.4 61.8 62.0 60.6 61.6 62.7 60.8
Category Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 9  of 18 2.0  57.2 55.2 51.9 50.6 50.6 50.7 52.7 51.8 50.5 51.6 51.7 50.2
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 11  of 18 2.6  50.5 47.9 44.7 41.7 41.4 42.3 45.5 45.3 47.0 47.5 46.5 46.2
Effective Leadership: Fairness 7  of 18 2.2  59.6 57.4 53.2 52.8 52.9 52.3 53.7 52.3 49.4 48.2 49.8 48.6
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 14  of 18 2.1  45.8 43.7 39.5 38.2 40.3 40.6 43.9 43.3 41.5 43.4 43.0 41.8
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 5  of 18 1.4  70.8 69.4 67.2 66.5 64.3 64.1 64.7 63.5 61.9 63.6 63.9 61.4
Employee Skills–Mission Match 5  of 18 1.4  79.2 77.8 76.3 75.2 75.6 76.3 78.5 77.0 77.8 78.4 78.6 79.6
Pay 12  of 18 1.9  60.3 58.4 56.7 55.4 51.0 55.1 59.0 65.7 62.2 63.0
Strategic Management 14  of 18 0.9  53.8 52.9 49.9 48.0 47.7 49.1 52.2 51.8 53.3 53.9 54.2 56.8
Teamwork 9  of 18 2.0  69.2 67.2 64.7 63.7 63.3 63.3 64.5 63.7 70.7 70.7 70.4 68.8
Innovation 11  of 18 1.8  63.0 61.2 59.7 57.7 57.8 59.1 60.6 60.1
Training and Development 7  of 18 1.0  61.9 60.9 58.4 56.0 54.5 56.0 58.6 58.0 60.5 61.3 63.2 60.1
Work–Life Balance 13  of 18 0.6  60.2 59.6 57.5 55.9 54.6 56.9 57.9 58.7 59.8 60.9 64.0 63.5
Support for Diversity 2  of 18 3.0  67.1 64.1 62.3 61.9 59.9 59.8 61.0 60.7 64.8 63.6 63.3 65.6
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 8  of 18 2.0  47.4 45.4 43.0 40.2 39.9 41.4 44.0 44.2 43.8 43.4 42.8 42.1
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)
5,020 ( 6.7% )

Average joined (2010-2016)
3,368

Workforce with less than three years of service
10.8%

Employees left (2016)
5,232 ( 7.0% )

Average left (2010-2016)
5,391


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