Agency Report

Office of the General Counsel (USDA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 305 Agency Subcomponents

  93  

2016 Index Score
68.5

Change from 2015
3.5 


Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Index Score: 63.1)
Mission
To provide legal advice and services to the Secretary of Agriculture and to all other officials and agencies of the department with respect to all USDA programs and activities.
Website
http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=OGC

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 93 of 305 3.5  68.5 65.0 65.0 60.8 60.6
Category Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 86 of 303 3.5  61.4 57.9 54.2 48.2 51.3
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 85 of 303 7.3  54.5 47.2 45.6 40.3 39.1
Effective Leadership: Fairness 63 of 303 4.1  62.3 58.2 53.7 51.4 54.1
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 115 of 303 0.4  53.3 52.9 35.7 40.0 43.9
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 89 of 303 4.4  72.4 68.0 77.2 58.8 63.5
Employee Skills–Mission Match 57 of 304 5.4  80.5 75.1 77.0 77.5 75.7
Pay 226 of 304 3.5  57.6 54.1 58.4 44.6 56.6
Strategic Management 76 of 304 1.5  61.8 60.3 51.3 50.0 47.3
Teamwork 64 of 304 4.6  73.5 68.9 76.5 69.9 67.3
Innovation 83 of 304 2.3  68.0 65.7 59.4 52.5 56.7
Training and Development 23 of 304 10.1  74.1 64.0 60.8 43.5 35.2
Work–Life Balance 106 of 304 4.7  65.7 61.0 57.7 56.8 58.7
Support for Diversity 53 of 304 4.1  66.0 61.9 63.9 57.1 59.2
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 70 of 303 2.3  53.1 50.8 45.3 38.5 39.0
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 114 of 285 3.5  66.4 62.9 65.6 54.6 58.3
Male 60 of 294 3.8  74.1 70.3 63.6
American Indian or Native American 0.0 
Asian 0.0 
Black or African-American 0.0 
Hispanic or Latino 0.0 
Multi-racial 0.0 
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0 
White 93 of 299 2.5  71.8 69.3 69.2 66.4 65.5
Employees with Disabilities 0.0 
LGBT 0.0 
Senior Executive Service (SES) 0.0 
Veterans 0.0 
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 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 (2015)
18 ( 6.9% )

Average joined (2010-2015)

Workforce with less than three years of service

Employees left (2015)
13 ( 5.0% )

Average left (2010-2015)
19


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics