Agency Report

Forest Service (USDA)


Best Places to Work Rank

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of 320 Agency Subcomponents

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2015 Index Score
53.7
Change from 2014
1.8 

Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Index Score: 59.4)
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
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 254 of 320 1.8  53.7 51.9 49.0 53.4 58.1 56.3 53.3 59.9 57.9 60.6
Category Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 268 of 318 1.2  48.2 47.0 46.0 49.2 50.3 49.3 47.8 52.8 50.2 50.9
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 263 of 318 3.6  41.4 37.8 35.8 39.2 43.1 41.5 43.2 46.9 43.9 48.6
Effective Leadership: Fairness 206 of 318 0.7  51.7 51.0 50.4 51.6 52.4 51.6 49.3 51.3 51.4 48.6
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 299 of 318 1.3  33.8 32.5 33.2 36.9 39.6 37.7 35.3 43.0 38.7 41.2
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 210 of 318 0.1  64.3 64.2 61.7 65.2 63.6 63.8 61.8 66.4 64.4 62.9
Employee Skills–Mission Match 214 of 319 0.6  74.3 73.7 73.0 74.3 79.0 75.1 75.2 79.0 78.2 79.9
Pay 259 of 319 0.2  53.3 53.1 47.8 56.4 55.8 63.2 59.1 63.4
Strategic Management 298 of 319 2.5  44.3 41.8 40.5 43.6 47.8 47.3 47.6 51.3 50.5 53.4
Teamwork 254 of 319 1.5  62.1 60.6 60.2 62.0 63.1 63.3 70.0 72.7 69.0 68.7
Innovation 252 of 318 1.7  58.6 56.9 55.8 57.8 61.0 60.1
Training and Development 170 of 319 3.1  58.2 55.1 53.1 55.2 60.2 59.0 59.5 64.8 65.6 65.8
Work–Life Balance 306 of 319 0.8  50.8 50.0 47.3 51.2 51.6 53.9 52.5 54.6 58.8 60.6
Support for Diversity 171 of 319 -0.2  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 283 of 318 2.0  38.5 36.5 35.5 38.7 41.7 42.7 40.0 43.0 39.5 40.2
Demographic Rank Change
(2014‑15)
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 202 of 304 2.1  57.6 55.5 54.1 57.3 60.1 58.7 54.2
Male 255 of 305 2.3  54.0 51.7 48.7 50.7 62.0 56.8 52.6
40 and over 251 of 318 1.8  53.7 51.9 51.7 54.2 60.6 56.8 53.9
Under 40 0.0  51.9 50.2 52.0 62.1 60.9 50.8
American Indian or Native American 0.0  53.9 50.7 58.3 64.8 52.4
Asian 0.0  58.2 44.6 54.8
Black or African-American 0.0  64.3 51.1 64.8 66.0 63.0 67.2
Hispanic or Latino 0.0  59.7 53.2 56.2 62.6 53.4 49.1
Multi-racial 0.0  48.0 46.5 44.6 54.5 51.8
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0  53.3
White 0.0  53.0 53.8 61.2 57.8 52.1
Employees with Disabilities 0.0  46.6 46.6 48.3
LGBT 0.0 
Senior Executive Service (SES) 11 of 40 4.2  90.4 86.2
Veterans 0.0  53.9 50.0 52.1
Demographic Rank Change
(2014‑15)
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 (2014)
915 ( 3.7% )

Average joined (2009-2014)
1,222

Workforce with less than three years of service
5.1%

Employees left (2014)
1,709 ( 7.0% )

Average left (2009-2014)
1,877


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics

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