Agency Report

Forest Service (USDA)

Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Index Score: 56.1)
Mission
To sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.
Websites
http://www.fs.fed.us/

Best Places to Work Ranking

# 260 of 300

Agency Subcomponents

Index Score: 49.0

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SCORES AND RANKINGS

  2013 Rank 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 260 of 300 49.0 53.4 58.1 56.3 53.3 59.9 57.9 60.6
Scores by Category 2013 Rank 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 269 of 300 46.0 49.2 50.3 49.3 47.8 52.8 50.2 50.9
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 276 of 300 35.8 39.2 43.1 41.5 43.2 46.9 43.9 48.6
Effective Leadership: Fairness 208 of 300 50.4 51.6 52.4 51.6 49.3 51.3 51.4 48.6
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 286 of 300 33.2 36.9 39.6 37.7 35.3 43.0 38.7 41.2
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 210 of 300 61.7 65.2 63.6 63.8 61.8 66.4 64.4 62.9
Employee Skills–Mission Match 207 of 300 73.0 74.3 79.0 75.1 75.2 79.0 78.2 79.9
Pay 245 of 300 47.8 56.4 55.8 63.2 59.1 63.4 None None
Strategic Management 290 of 300 40.5 43.6 47.8 47.3 47.6 51.3 50.5 53.4
Teamwork 254 of 300 60.2 62.0 63.1 63.3 70.0 72.7 69.0 68.7
Training and Development 187 of 300 53.1 55.2 60.2 59.0 59.5 64.8 65.6 65.8
Work–Life Balance 291 of 300 47.3 51.2 51.6 53.9 52.5 54.6 58.8 60.6
Support for Diversity 175 of 300 55.7 58.8 56.9 58.7 62.2 64.0 60.6 65.0
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 270 of 300 35.5 38.7 41.7 42.7 40.0 43.0 39.5 40.2
Alternative Work and Employee Support Programs 21 of 47 78.0 79.4 None None None None None None
Index Scores by Demographic 2013 Rank 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 208 of 281 54.1 57.3 60.1 58.7 54.2 None None None
Male 264 of 289 48.7 50.7 62.0 56.8 52.6 None None None
40 and over 257 of 299 51.7 54.2 60.6 56.8 53.9 None None None
Under 40 167 of 209 50.2 52.0 62.1 60.9 50.8 None None None
American Indian or Native American None None 50.7 58.3 64.8 52.4 None None None
Asian 81 of 84 44.6 54.8 None None None None None None
Black or African-American 164 of 195 51.1 64.8 66.0 63.0 67.2 None None None
Hispanic or Latino 93 of 118 53.2 56.2 62.6 53.4 49.1 None None None
Multi-racial 66 of 81 46.5 44.6 54.5 None 51.8 None None None
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander None None 53.3 None None None None None None
White None None 53.8 61.2 57.8 52.1 None None None
Employees with Disabilities 143 of 164 46.6 48.3 None None None None None None
Veterans 195 of 218 50.0 52.1 None None None None None None
Senior Executive Service (SES) None None None None None None None None None

SCORE TREND GRAPHS

Index Scores

Effective Leadership

Employee Skills–Mission Match

Pay

Strategic Management

Teamwork

Training and Development

Work–Life Balance

Support for Diversity

Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement

Alternative Work and Employee Support Programs

Index Scores by Age

Index Scores by Gender

Index Scores by Race/Ethnicity


WORKFORCE SIZE AND DEMOGRAPHICS

Demographics source: FedScope, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Number of Employees

Employees joined (2012):  782 ( 3.00% )

Average joined (2008-2012):  1,567

Rookie ratio (workforce with less than three years of service):  9.60%

Employees left (2012):  1,740 ( 6.80% )

Average left (2008-2012):  1,954


Gender Demographics

Race and Ethnicity Demographics