Agency Report

Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 305 Agency Subcomponents

  176  

2016 Index Score
61.5

Change from 2015
12.0 


Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Index Score: 63.1)
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
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 176 of 305 12.0  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
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 187 of 303 10.1  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 171 of 303 11.5  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 210 of 303 6.1  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 209 of 303 15.7  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 145 of 303 5.7  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 107 of 304 5.3  78.8 73.5 73.5 75.3 70.7 72.2 69.4 74.0 78.0 80.6 78.1
Pay 207 of 304 7.2  58.9 51.7 52.1 53.0 57.1 59.3 63.1 68.3 50.3
Strategic Management 145 of 304 8.9  56.8 47.9 43.8 47.9 47.5 51.3 48.9 50.5 55.4 53.0 59.0
Teamwork 156 of 304 8.5  67.9 59.4 61.7 61.5 59.4 65.6 60.9 72.0 71.2 68.7 65.0
Innovation 203 of 304 8.5  62.0 53.5 53.5 57.2 54.3 58.3 61.2
Training and Development 90 of 304 10.8  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 115 of 304 9.1  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 125 of 304 4.5  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 182 of 303 9.2  46.2 37.0 36.2 38.3 37.9 39.7 44.4 49.1 45.3 49.9 44.4
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 198 of 285 13.0  58.9 45.9 41.6 46.9 47.0 46.5 45.7 56.2
Male 171 of 294 10.1  64.4 54.3 48.0 54.2 44.6 52.4 63.1 64.1
American Indian or Native American 0.0 
Asian 0.0 
Black or African-American 133 of 225 0.0  61.4 53.0 53.1 47.0 56.9 69.5
Hispanic or Latino 0.0 
Multi-racial 0.0 
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0 
White 185 of 299 0.0  63.9 43.7 44.4 50.7 51.3 58.4
Employees with Disabilities 0.0 
LGBT 0.0 
Senior Executive Service (SES) 0.0 
Veterans 0.0 
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 0.0 
IT Specialist 0.0 
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 (2015)
38 ( 6.9% )

Average joined (2010-2015)

Workforce with less than three years of service
6.9%

Employees left (2015)
47 ( 8.5% )

Average left (2010-2015)
43


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics