Agency Report

Rural Development (USDA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 150 Agency Subcomponents

  55  

2017 Index Score
67.7

Change from 2016
7.0 


Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Index Score: 65.9)
Mission
To help improve the economy and quality of life in rural America.
Website
https://www.rd.usda.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 55 of 150 7.0  67.7 60.7 61.0 55.6 50.5 56.5
Category Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 80  of 147 4.3  57.9 53.6 52.1 48.2 47.5 48.4
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 64  of 147 6.1  52.9 46.8 45.4 39.7 39.0 40.2
Effective Leadership: Fairness 108  of 147 3.3  54.8 51.5 49.1 46.5 45.2 47.3
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 94  of 147 4.2  48.9 44.7 41.9 38.7 39.1 40.6
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 67  of 147 3.8  70.8 67.0 67.2 62.7 61.3 60.8
Employee Skills–Mission Match 20  of 149 2.3  82.2 79.9 79.5 76.6 76.5 78.0
Pay 85  of 149 4.7  63.1 58.4 60.3 55.9 48.9 58.8
Strategic Management 92  of 148 3.0  55.9 52.9 51.6 46.1 45.3 46.5
Teamwork 89  of 148 3.6  68.8 65.2 64.9 61.1 61.3 61.6
Innovation 100  of 148 4.6  64.0 59.4 59.7 53.7 54.8 55.5
Training and Development 100  of 149 2.7  59.4 56.7 56.6 48.1 45.3 46.1
Work–Life Balance 109  of 148 2.5  60.2 57.7 56.5 51.9 48.4 49.6
Support for Diversity 38  of 148 4.4  66.6 62.2 62.6 57.3 54.7 57.0
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 81  of 147 7.2  48.7 41.5 44.2 34.2 34.1 36.6
Quartile Key
Lower Quartile (0–25%) Below Median (25–50%) Above Median (50–75%) Upper Quartile (75–100%)