Agency Report

Rural Development (USDA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 339 Agency Subcomponents

  140  

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 140 of 339 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 204  of 336 4.3  57.9 53.6 52.1 48.2 47.5 48.4
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 172  of 336 6.1  52.9 46.8 45.4 39.7 39.0 40.2
Effective Leadership: Fairness 251  of 336 3.3  54.8 51.5 49.1 46.5 45.2 47.3
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 215  of 336 4.2  48.9 44.7 41.9 38.7 39.1 40.6
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 178  of 336 3.8  70.8 67.0 67.2 62.7 61.3 60.8
Employee Skills–Mission Match 59  of 338 2.3  82.2 79.9 79.5 76.6 76.5 78.0
Pay 212  of 338 4.7  63.1 58.4 60.3 55.9 48.9 58.8
Strategic Management 214  of 337 3.0  55.9 52.9 51.6 46.1 45.3 46.5
Teamwork 217  of 337 3.6  68.8 65.2 64.9 61.1 61.3 61.6
Innovation 237  of 337 4.6  64.0 59.4 59.7 53.7 54.8 55.5
Training and Development 237  of 338 2.7  59.4 56.7 56.6 48.1 45.3 46.1
Work–Life Balance 251  of 337 2.5  60.2 57.7 56.5 51.9 48.4 49.6
Support for Diversity 108  of 337 4.4  66.6 62.2 62.6 57.3 54.7 57.0
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 212  of 336 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%)