Agency Report

Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 339 Agency Subcomponents

  194  

2017 Index Score
64.3

Change from 2016
2.3 


Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Index Score: 65.9)
Mission
To improve the health of our nation's natural resources while sustaining and enhancing the productivity of American agriculture.
Website
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/home

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 194 of 339 2.3  64.3 62.0 62.0 60.9 63.6 66.8 69.1 68.5 66.7 67.8 70.7 64.9
Category Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 224  of 336 1.0  56.9 55.9 53.7 53.8 55.0 56.5 58.6 55.9 54.8 55.0 55.3 52.2
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 282  of 336 2.2  46.2 44.0 42.5 42.1 43.7 46.0 46.7 47.4 49.9 50.3 49.5 46.0
Effective Leadership: Fairness 93  of 336 1.4  63.7 62.3 58.3 59.6 60.2 58.7 62.1 56.5 55.8 53.0 53.2 53.5
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 292  of 336 0.5  40.9 40.4 38.0 38.0 42.8 44.9 48.8 46.2 43.4 43.5 44.3 41.8
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 99  of 336 0.6  74.7 74.1 72.8 72.5 70.2 72.3 72.6 69.7 68.0 69.9 70.4 65.1
Employee Skills–Mission Match 220  of 338 0.9  77.0 76.1 75.2 75.0 76.0 77.0 78.7 77.8 80.0 80.2 82.3 83.8
Pay 256  of 338 0.0  59.6 59.6 58.1 56.1 54.3 60.3 62.3 68.0 63.0 61.6
Strategic Management 255  of 337 0.7  54.0 53.3 52.9 54.1 54.8 58.2 58.7 57.6 59.5 60.3 60.4 61.3
Teamwork 122  of 337 2.3  72.9 70.6 69.6 69.9 69.9 71.8 74.1 71.8 78.4 78.3 79.1 77.8
Innovation 307  of 337 1.8  59.0 57.2 57.7 55.8 57.7 59.7 60.7 59.8
Training and Development 176  of 338 -0.1  62.7 62.8 60.8 59.6 60.1 63.2 63.8 60.9 65.0 66.9 68.7 62.7
Work–Life Balance 286  of 337 -1.6  57.8 59.4 57.8 57.1 57.9 59.4 58.5 56.4 60.7 62.8 63.6 60.1
Support for Diversity 28  of 337 3.3  73.2 69.9 68.7 70.2 68.4 71.6 73.4 69.9 76.3 72.0 73.0 74.5
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 260  of 336 1.5  46.5 45.0 44.8 42.0 44.5 47.1 48.6 47.1 46.6 46.3 46.9 45.3
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)
740 ( 7.3% )

Average joined (2010-2016)
481

Workforce with less than three years of service
11.2%

Employees left (2016)
690 ( 6.8% )

Average left (2010-2016)
704


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Race/Ethnicity Demographics