Agency Report

Department of Agriculture


Best Places to Work Rank

  11  
of 19 Large Agencies

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2015 Index Score
59.4
Change from 2014
2.1 

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
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 11 of 19 2.1  59.4 57.3 56.1 57.4 61.8 62.0 60.6 61.6 62.7 60.8
Category Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 15 of 19 1.3  51.9 50.6 50.6 50.7 52.7 51.8 50.5 51.6 51.7 50.2
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 14 of 19 3.0  44.7 41.7 41.4 42.3 45.5 45.3 47.0 47.5 46.5 46.2
Effective Leadership: Fairness 14 of 19 0.4  53.2 52.8 52.9 52.3 53.7 52.3 49.4 48.2 49.8 48.6
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 16 of 19 1.3  39.5 38.2 40.3 40.6 43.9 43.3 41.5 43.4 43.0 41.8
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 6 of 19 0.7  67.2 66.5 64.3 64.1 64.7 63.5 61.9 63.6 63.9 61.4
Employee Skills–Mission Match 10 of 19 1.1  76.3 75.2 75.6 76.3 78.5 77.0 77.8 78.4 78.6 79.6
Pay 13 of 19 1.3  56.7 55.4 51.0 55.1 59.0 65.7 62.2 63.0
Strategic Management 16 of 19 1.9  49.9 48.0 47.7 49.1 52.2 51.8 53.3 53.9 54.2 56.8
Teamwork 14 of 19 1.0  64.7 63.7 63.3 63.3 64.5 63.7 70.7 70.7 70.4 68.8
Innovation 13 of 18 2.0  59.7 57.7 57.8 59.1 60.6 60.1
Training and Development 11 of 19 2.4  58.4 56.0 54.5 56.0 58.6 58.0 60.5 61.3 63.2 60.1
Work–Life Balance 15 of 19 1.6  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 19 0.4  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 15 of 19 2.8  43.0 40.2 39.9 41.4 44.0 44.2 43.8 43.4 42.8 42.1
Demographic Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 12 of 18 2.7  61.0 58.3 58.0 60.4 63.3 62.4 60.3
Male 13 of 18 2.0  60.5 58.5 58.0 59.7 65.1 63.9 60.7
40 and over 11 of 18 1.7  59.3 57.6 58.2 60.2 63.5 62.7 60.3
Under 40 11 of 18 3.4  59.9 56.5 58.1 59.9 66.9 65.4 61.6
American Indian or Native American 9 of 17 -0.5  56.0 56.5 54.8 55.3 61.0 65.3 56.2
Asian 15 of 18 -0.5  64.7 65.2 64.8 65.9 68.6 68.8 65.9
Black or African-American 10 of 18 0.0  63.3 63.3 61.3 64.4 65.8 62.1 63.5
Hispanic or Latino 10 of 18 0.6  62.8 62.2 59.4 62.6 67.7 62.7 60.1
Multi-racial 12 of 18 1.7  53.6 51.9 50.9 52.1 58.6 54.1 55.2
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 12 of 16 -7.3  54.4 61.7 65.3 58.5
White 12 of 18 3.0  61.2 58.2 58.1 59.8 64.3 63.7 60.4
Employees with Disabilities 15 of 18 2.7  52.8 50.1 51.9 52.2
LGBT 12 of 18 0.0  59.0
Senior Executive Service (SES) 12 of 18 -0.9  84.0 84.9 85.6 84.0
Veterans 15 of 18 2.0  58.3 56.3 55.7 57.5
Demographic Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 2 of 14 0.0  78.3
Contract Specialist 12 of 17 0.0  54.1
Economist 2 of 7 0.0  71.4
HR Specialist 18 of 18 0.0  49.2
IT Specialist 11 of 18 0.0  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 (2014)
2,593 ( 3.6% )

Average joined (2009-2014)
3,232

Workforce with less than three years of service
5.7%

Employees left (2014)
4,881 ( 6.7% )

Average left (2009-2014)
5,522


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics

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