Agency Report

Department of Agriculture

*2013 Rank is out of 300 Agency Subcomponents

Due to a data issue at the time of the 2013 release, Food Nutrition and Consumer Services was not ranked. Although the issue has been resolved, the wide distribution of the Best Places to Work data prevents us from amending the subcomponent rankings. However, we have included FNCS’s scores in the list.

Mission
To provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science and efficient management.
Websites
http://www.usda.gov/

Best Places to Work Ranking

# 16 of 19

Large Agencies

Index Score: 56.1

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SCORES AND RANKINGS

  2013 Rank 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 16 of 19 56.1 57.4 61.8 62.0 60.6 61.6 62.7 60.8
Scores by Category 2013 Rank 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 16 of 19 50.6 50.7 52.7 51.8 50.5 51.6 51.7 50.2
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 17 of 19 41.4 42.3 45.5 45.3 47.0 47.5 46.5 46.2
Effective Leadership: Fairness 11 of 19 52.9 52.3 53.7 52.3 49.4 48.2 49.8 48.6
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 18 of 19 40.3 40.6 43.9 43.3 41.5 43.4 43.0 41.8
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 8 of 19 64.3 64.1 64.7 63.5 61.9 63.6 63.9 61.4
Employee Skills–Mission Match 10 of 19 75.6 76.3 78.5 77.0 77.8 78.4 78.6 79.6
Pay 13 of 19 51.0 55.1 59.0 65.7 62.2 63.0 None None
Strategic Management 18 of 19 47.7 49.1 52.2 51.8 53.3 53.9 54.2 56.8
Teamwork 14 of 19 63.3 63.3 64.5 63.7 70.7 70.7 70.4 68.8
Training and Development 14 of 19 54.5 56.0 58.6 58.0 60.5 61.3 63.2 60.1
Work–Life Balance 17 of 19 54.6 56.9 57.9 58.7 59.8 60.9 64.0 63.5
Support for Diversity 5 of 19 59.9 59.8 61.0 60.7 64.8 63.6 63.3 65.6
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 17 of 19 39.9 41.4 44.0 44.2 43.8 43.4 42.8 42.1
Alternative Work and Employee Support Programs 8 of 18 76.3 75.2 81.0 None None None None None
Index Scores by Demographic 2013 Rank 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 15 of 18 58.0 60.4 63.3 62.4 60.3 None None None
Male 17 of 18 58.0 59.7 65.1 63.9 60.7 None None None
40 and over 16 of 18 58.2 60.2 63.5 62.7 60.3 None None None
Under 40 14 of 18 58.1 59.9 66.9 65.4 61.6 None None None
American Indian or Native American 6 of 6 54.8 55.3 61.0 65.3 56.2 None None None
Asian 15 of 18 64.8 65.9 68.6 68.8 65.9 None None None
Black or African-American 14 of 18 61.3 64.4 65.8 62.1 63.5 None None None
Hispanic or Latino 15 of 18 59.4 62.6 67.7 62.7 60.1 None None None
Multi-racial 15 of 18 50.9 52.1 58.6 54.1 55.2 None None None
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 5 of 14 65.3 58.5 None None None None None None
White 16 of 18 58.1 59.8 64.3 63.7 60.4 None None None
Employees with Disabilities 16 of 18 51.9 52.2 None None None None None None
Veterans 17 of 18 55.7 57.5 None None None None None None
Senior Executive Service (SES) 4 of 18 85.6 84.0 None None None None None None

SCORE TREND GRAPHS

Index Scores

Effective Leadership

Employee Skills–Mission Match

Pay

Strategic Management

Teamwork

Training and Development

Work–Life Balance

Support for Diversity

Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement

Alternative Work and Employee Support Programs

Index Scores by Age

Index Scores by Gender

Index Scores by Race/Ethnicity


WORKFORCE SIZE AND DEMOGRAPHICS

Demographics source: FedScope, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Number of Employees

Employees joined (2012):  2,374 ( 3.10% )

Average joined (2008-2012):  4,152

Rookie ratio (workforce with less than three years of service):  9.90%

Employees left (2012):  6,270 ( 8.20% )

Average left (2008-2012):  5,712


Gender Demographics

Race and Ethnicity Demographics