Agency Report

Forest Service (USDA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 339 Agency Subcomponents

  252  

2017 Index Score
60.1

Change from 2016
2.5 


Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Index Score: 65.9)
Mission
To sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.
Website
http://www.fs.fed.us/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 252 of 339 2.5  60.1 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
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 286  of 336 2.2  52.7 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 287  of 336 3.0  45.8 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 220  of 336 2.0  56.6 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 305  of 336 2.7  38.8 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 241  of 336 1.4  68.0 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 220  of 338 1.4  77.0 75.6 74.3 73.7 73.0 74.3 79.0 75.1 75.2 79.0 78.2 79.9
Pay 290  of 338 1.5  56.5 55.0 53.3 53.1 47.8 56.4 55.8 63.2 59.1 63.4
Strategic Management 324  of 337 1.1  47.4 46.3 44.3 41.8 40.5 43.6 47.8 47.3 47.6 51.3 50.5 53.4
Teamwork 276  of 337 2.3  65.9 63.6 62.1 60.6 60.2 62.0 63.1 63.3 70.0 72.7 69.0 68.7
Innovation 271  of 337 1.8  62.6 60.8 58.6 56.9 55.8 57.8 61.0 60.1
Training and Development 211  of 338 0.8  61.1 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 323  of 337 0.2  52.8 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 188  of 337 4.1  62.5 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 299  of 336 1.7  43.3 41.6 38.5 36.5 35.5 38.7 41.7 42.7 40.0 43.0 39.5 40.2
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)
1,351 ( 5.6% )

Average joined (2010-2016)
990

Workforce with less than three years of service
7.8%

Employees left (2016)
1,850 ( 7.7% )

Average left (2010-2016)
1,873


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