Agency Report

Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 339 Agency Subcomponents

  88  

2017 Index Score
72.6

Change from 2016
4.9 


Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Index Score: 65.9)
Mission
To create domestic and international marketing opportunities for U.S. producers of food, fiber, and specialty crops.
Website
http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 88 of 339 4.9  72.6 67.7 66.1 61.6 61.7 61.5 63.0 62.2
Category Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 82  of 336 3.5  65.0 61.5 60.1 57.5 57.7 52.0 52.6 49.3
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 74  of 336 3.1  59.6 56.5 53.6 51.9 48.7 47.3 49.3 46.0
Effective Leadership: Fairness 61  of 336 4.3  65.8 61.5 58.4 56.6 57.7 48.5 48.7 46.2
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 94  of 336 5.2  59.1 53.9 53.0 48.3 51.9 49.2 47.2 44.0
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 127  of 336 1.5  73.1 71.6 71.3 70.0 68.1 58.9 61.8 57.8
Employee Skills–Mission Match 106  of 338 0.7  80.6 79.9 78.0 73.9 77.4 78.1 76.6 76.7
Pay 189  of 338 5.1  64.4 59.3 56.7 56.8 50.7 62.8
Strategic Management 101  of 337 2.3  62.2 59.9 57.7 51.8 54.6 54.5 57.3 57.1
Teamwork 127  of 337 1.4  72.6 71.2 68.8 64.9 62.9 67.8 67.3 65.0
Innovation 122  of 337 2.2  68.7 66.5 64.0 60.2 63.3
Training and Development 57  of 338 2.1  71.6 69.5 67.7 64.0 59.2 61.1 64.0 60.7
Work–Life Balance 42  of 337 0.5  73.9 73.4 71.5 68.9 69.1 70.1 72.0 71.4
Support for Diversity 43  of 337 2.3  71.3 69.0 68.1 62.6 61.0 60.5 62.4 64.8
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 87  of 336 3.8  55.5 51.7 50.3 48.1 46.9 42.9 43.1 40.6
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)
135 ( 7.1% )

Average joined (2010-2016)
79

Workforce with less than three years of service
16.0%

Employees left (2016)
118 ( 6.2% )

Average left (2010-2016)
136


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