Agency Report

Department of Agriculture

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 18 Large Agencies

  9  

2016 Profile Agency

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2016 Index Score
63.1

Change from 2015
3.7 


Mission
To facilitate the marketing of livestock, poultry, meat, cereals, oilseeds, and related agricultural products, and promote fair and competitive trading practices for the overall benefit of consumers and American agriculture.
Website
http://www.usda.gov/
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SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 9 of 18 3.7  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
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 9 of 18 3.3  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 3.2  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 4.2  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 15 of 18 4.2  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 2.2  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 7 of 18 1.5  77.8 76.3 75.2 75.6 76.3 78.5 77.0 77.8 78.4 78.6 79.6
Pay 9 of 18 1.7  58.4 56.7 55.4 51.0 55.1 59.0 65.7 62.2 63.0
Strategic Management 14 of 18 3.0  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 2.5  67.2 64.7 63.7 63.3 63.3 64.5 63.7 70.7 70.7 70.4 68.8
Innovation 14 of 18 1.5  61.2 59.7 57.7 57.8 59.1 60.6 60.1
Training and Development 5 of 18 2.5  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 2.1  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 3 of 18 1.8  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 2.4  45.4 43.0 40.2 39.9 41.4 44.0 44.2 43.8 43.4 42.8 42.1
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 7 of 17 4.5  65.5 61.0 58.3 58.0 60.4 63.3 62.4 60.3
Male 10 of 17 3.1  63.6 60.5 58.5 58.0 59.7 65.1 63.9 60.7
American Indian or Native American 8 of 16 0.4  56.4 56.0 56.5 54.8 55.3 61.0 65.3 56.2
Asian 7 of 17 4.1  68.8 64.7 65.2 64.8 65.9 68.6 68.8 65.9
Black or African-American 7 of 17 3.4  66.7 63.3 63.3 61.3 64.4 65.8 62.1 63.5
Hispanic or Latino 8 of 17 2.1  64.9 62.8 62.2 59.4 62.6 67.7 62.7 60.1
Multi-racial 9 of 17 3.4  57.0 53.6 51.9 50.9 52.1 58.6 54.1 55.2
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 5 of 16 11.8  66.2 54.4 61.7 65.3 58.5
White 9 of 17 4.0  65.2 61.2 58.2 58.1 59.8 64.3 63.7 60.4
Employees with Disabilities 14 of 17 2.1  54.9 52.8 50.1 51.9 52.2
LGBT 9 of 17 5.6  64.6 59.0
Senior Executive Service (SES) 8 of 17 2.4  86.4 84.0 84.9 85.6 84.0
Veterans 11 of 17 3.7  62.0 58.3 56.3 55.7 57.5
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 4 of 14 -2.6  75.7 78.3
Contract Specialist 14 of 15 -0.7  53.4 54.1
Economist 2 of 8 0.2  71.6 71.4
HR Specialist 10 of 16 14.3  63.5 49.2
IT Specialist 10 of 16 -0.9  55.5 56.4
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 (2015)
5,113 ( 6.9% )

Average joined (2010-2015)
3,546

Workforce with less than three years of service
7.8%

Employees left (2015)
5,326 ( 7.2% )

Average left (2010-2015)
5,489


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