Agency Report

Rural Development (USDA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 305 Agency Subcomponents

  185  

2016 Index Score
60.7

Change from 2015
-0.3 


Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Index Score: 63.1)
Mission
To help improve the economy and quality of life in rural America.
Website
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/Home.html

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 185 of 305 -0.3  60.7 61.0 55.6 50.5 56.5
Category Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 217 of 303 1.5  53.6 52.1 48.2 47.5 48.4
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 197 of 303 1.4  46.8 45.4 39.7 39.0 40.2
Effective Leadership: Fairness 229 of 303 2.4  51.5 49.1 46.5 45.2 47.3
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 216 of 303 2.8  44.7 41.9 38.7 39.1 40.6
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 176 of 303 -0.2  67.0 67.2 62.7 61.3 60.8
Employee Skills–Mission Match 74 of 304 0.4  79.9 79.5 76.6 76.5 78.0
Pay 216 of 304 -1.9  58.4 60.3 55.9 48.9 58.8
Strategic Management 213 of 304 1.3  52.9 51.6 46.1 45.3 46.5
Teamwork 207 of 304 0.3  65.2 64.9 61.1 61.3 61.6
Innovation 250 of 304 -0.3  59.4 59.7 53.7 54.8 55.5
Training and Development 219 of 304 0.1  56.7 56.6 48.1 45.3 46.1
Work–Life Balance 238 of 304 1.2  57.7 56.5 51.9 48.4 49.6
Support for Diversity 96 of 304 -0.4  62.2 62.6 57.3 54.7 57.0
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 257 of 303 -2.7  41.5 44.2 34.2 34.1 36.6
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 170 of 285 -1.6  62.1 63.7 57.1 54.2 57.5
Male 217 of 294 2.1  61.0 58.9 55.3 48.2 55.3
American Indian or Native American 6 of 25 13.1  63.5 50.4 63.4 55.8
Asian 97 of 111 -5.7  53.9 59.6 51.6 46.3
Black or African-American 187 of 225 -7.2  55.7 62.9 54.4 57.3 57.6
Hispanic or Latino 85 of 149 2.0  62.0 60.0 60.6 45.5 58.4
Multi-racial 38 of 99 0.6  60.3 59.7 49.9 47.0 52.4
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0 
White 180 of 299 1.3  64.2 62.9 57.2 51.4 56.9
Employees with Disabilities 108 of 194 0.3  57.4 57.1 48.7 46.8 49.9
LGBT 44 of 59 0.0  56.7
Senior Executive Service (SES) 0.0 
Veterans 205 of 230 -5.8  54.6 60.4 51.0 47.3 54.2
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 0.0 
Contract Specialist 0.0 
Economist 0.0 
HR Specialist 34 of 57 9.0  60.1 51.1
IT Specialist 59 of 103 -4.9  56.1 61.0
Quartile Key
Lower Quartile (0–25%) Below Median (25–50%) Above Median (50–75%) Upper Quartile (75–100%)