Agency Report

Forest Service (USDA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 305 Agency Subcomponents

  225  


Best Places to Work Mission Rank
out of 15 Energy and Environment Agencies

  13  

2016 Index Score
57.6

Change from 2015
3.9 


Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Index Score: 63.1)
Mission
To sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.
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Website
http://www.fs.fed.us/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 225 of 305 3.9  57.6 53.7 51.9 49.0 53.4 58.1 56.3 53.3 59.9 57.9 60.6
Category Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 256 of 303 2.3  50.5 48.2 47.0 46.0 49.2 50.3 49.3 47.8 52.8 50.2 50.9
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 257 of 303 1.4  42.8 41.4 37.8 35.8 39.2 43.1 41.5 43.2 46.9 43.9 48.6
Effective Leadership: Fairness 188 of 303 2.9  54.6 51.7 51.0 50.4 51.6 52.4 51.6 49.3 51.3 51.4 48.6
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 291 of 303 2.3  36.1 33.8 32.5 33.2 36.9 39.6 37.7 35.3 43.0 38.7 41.2
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 184 of 303 2.3  66.6 64.3 64.2 61.7 65.2 63.6 63.8 61.8 66.4 64.4 62.9
Employee Skills–Mission Match 199 of 304 1.3  75.6 74.3 73.7 73.0 74.3 79.0 75.1 75.2 79.0 78.2 79.9
Pay 258 of 304 1.7  55.0 53.3 53.1 47.8 56.4 55.8 63.2 59.1 63.4
Strategic Management 288 of 304 2.0  46.3 44.3 41.8 40.5 43.6 47.8 47.3 47.6 51.3 50.5 53.4
Teamwork 236 of 304 1.5  63.6 62.1 60.6 60.2 62.0 63.1 63.3 70.0 72.7 69.0 68.7
Innovation 222 of 304 2.2  60.8 58.6 56.9 55.8 57.8 61.0 60.1
Training and Development 158 of 304 2.1  60.3 58.2 55.1 53.1 55.2 60.2 59.0 59.5 64.8 65.6 65.8
Work–Life Balance 287 of 304 1.8  52.6 50.8 50.0 47.3 51.2 51.6 53.9 52.5 54.6 58.8 60.6
Support for Diversity 176 of 304 0.7  58.4 57.7 57.9 55.7 58.8 56.9 58.7 62.2 64.0 60.6 65.0
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 255 of 303 3.1  41.6 38.5 36.5 35.5 38.7 41.7 42.7 40.0 43.0 39.5 40.2
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 173 of 285 4.0  61.6 57.6 55.5 54.1 57.3 60.1 58.7 54.2
Male 239 of 294 3.8  57.8 54.0 51.7 48.7 50.7 62.0 56.8 52.6
American Indian or Native American 10 of 25 0.0  56.7 53.9 50.7 58.3 64.8 52.4
Asian 94 of 111 0.0  58.1 58.2 44.6 54.8
Black or African-American 65 of 225 0.0  70.0 64.3 51.1 64.8 66.0 63.0 67.2
Hispanic or Latino 118 of 149 0.0  57.4 59.7 53.2 56.2 62.6 53.4 49.1
Multi-racial 75 of 99 0.0  50.2 48.0 46.5 44.6 54.5 51.8
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0  53.3
White 228 of 299 0.0  60.2 53.0 53.8 61.2 57.8 52.1
Employees with Disabilities 176 of 194 0.0  47.1 46.6 46.6 48.3
LGBT 0.0 
Senior Executive Service (SES) 0.0  90.4 86.2
Veterans 181 of 230 0.0  58.1 53.9 50.0 52.1
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 0.0 
Contract Specialist 52 of 58 0.0  47.4
Economist 0.0 
HR Specialist 4 of 57 0.0  76.3
IT Specialist 61 of 103 0.0  54.7
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)
1,252 ( 5.2% )

Average joined (2010-2015)
1,227

Workforce with less than three years of service
5.7%

Employees left (2015)
2,007 ( 8.3% )

Average left (2010-2015)
1,899


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics