Agency Report

Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 339 Agency Subcomponents

  204  

2017 Index Score
63.5

Change from 2016
2.0 


Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Index Score: 65.9)
Mission
To represent the diverse interests of U.S. agriculture abroad and operate programs for building new markets and improving the competitive position of U.S. agriculture in the global marketplace.
Website
http://www.fas.usda.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 204 of 339 2.0  63.5 61.5 49.5 44.4 48.3 45.7 47.7 52.7 59.9 63.5 64.7 62.8
Category Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 273  of 336 -0.9  54.1 55.0 44.9 44.9 47.6 46.6 47.0 48.1 50.3 53.9 51.4 50.3
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 271  of 336 -2.0  47.0 49.0 37.5 37.4 40.3 38.7 38.6 41.1 44.8 53.4 50.5 49.0
Effective Leadership: Fairness 246  of 336 2.5  55.2 52.7 46.6 45.3 52.6 47.7 49.2 46.7 49.7 37.0 45.3 43.9
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 247  of 336 1.3  46.7 45.4 29.7 31.9 34.4 34.3 33.1 36.0 39.7 48.5 38.5 42.8
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 287  of 336 -4.2  64.5 68.7 63.0 61.3 62.0 62.4 63.9 64.4 63.9 68.0 67.9 61.7
Employee Skills–Mission Match 141  of 338 0.8  79.6 78.8 73.5 73.5 75.3 70.7 72.2 69.4 74.0 78.0 80.6 78.1
Pay 194  of 338 5.2  64.1 58.9 51.7 52.1 53.0 57.1 59.3 63.1 68.3 50.3
Strategic Management 247  of 337 -2.7  54.1 56.8 47.9 43.8 47.9 47.5 51.3 48.9 50.5 55.4 53.0 59.0
Teamwork 233  of 337 0.1  68.0 67.9 59.4 61.7 61.5 59.4 65.6 60.9 72.0 71.2 68.7 65.0
Innovation 246  of 337 1.6  63.6 62.0 53.5 53.5 57.2 54.3 58.3 61.2
Training and Development 203  of 338 -3.9  61.4 65.3 54.5 51.6 42.9 45.5 42.8 46.0 54.7 52.9 61.9 65.8
Work–Life Balance 255  of 337 -5.2  60.0 65.2 56.1 56.8 52.8 53.7 54.0 55.0 58.5 60.3 62.5 65.2
Support for Diversity 182  of 337 2.2  62.8 60.6 56.1 54.8 57.3 56.7 59.0 62.6 66.2 69.8 67.4 65.1
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 213  of 336 2.4  48.6 46.2 37.0 36.2 38.3 37.9 39.7 44.4 49.1 45.3 49.9 44.4
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 (2016)
46 ( 7.9% )

Average joined (2010-2016)

Workforce with less than three years of service
8.7%

Employees left (2016)
40 ( 6.8% )

Average left (2010-2016)
40


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Race/Ethnicity Demographics