Agency Report

Office of the General Counsel (USDA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 339 Agency Subcomponents

  254  

2017 Index Score
59.9

Change from 2016
-8.6 


Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Index Score: 65.9)
Mission
To provide legal services and legal oversight required by the Secretary of Agriculture and USDA to achieve the Department's mission and deliver programs and services to the American People.
Website
https://www.usda.gov/our-agency/staff-offices/office-general-counsel-ogc

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 254 of 339 -8.6  59.9 68.5 65.0 65.0 60.8 60.6
Category Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 284  of 336 -8.6  52.8 61.4 57.9 54.2 48.2 51.3
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 251  of 336 -6.0  48.5 54.5 47.2 45.6 40.3 39.1
Effective Leadership: Fairness 272  of 336 -9.6  52.7 62.3 58.2 53.7 51.4 54.1
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 321  of 336 -16.7  36.6 53.3 52.9 35.7 40.0 43.9
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 163  of 336 -1.1  71.3 72.4 68.0 77.2 58.8 63.5
Employee Skills–Mission Match 248  of 338 -4.6  75.9 80.5 75.1 77.0 77.5 75.7
Pay 278  of 338 0.0  57.6 57.6 54.1 58.4 44.6 56.6
Strategic Management 202  of 337 -5.6  56.2 61.8 60.3 51.3 50.0 47.3
Teamwork 172  of 337 -3.0  70.5 73.5 68.9 76.5 69.9 67.3
Innovation 219  of 337 -3.2  64.8 68.0 65.7 59.4 52.5 56.7
Training and Development 149  of 338 -9.6  64.5 74.1 64.0 60.8 43.5 35.2
Work–Life Balance 198  of 337 -2.9  62.8 65.7 61.0 57.7 56.8 58.7
Support for Diversity 207  of 337 -4.4  61.6 66.0 61.9 63.9 57.1 59.2
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 178  of 336 -3.1  50.0 53.1 50.8 45.3 38.5 39.0
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 (2016)
26 ( 9.6% )

Average joined (2010-2016)

Workforce with less than three years of service
5.2%

Employees left (2016)
13 ( 4.8% )

Average left (2010-2016)
17


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Race/Ethnicity Demographics