Agency Report

Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 305 Agency Subcomponents

  165  


Best Places to Work Mission Rank
out of 15 Energy and Environment Agencies

  12  

2016 Index Score
62.0

Change from 2015
0.0 


Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Index Score: 63.1)
Mission
To improve the health of our nation's natural resources while sustaining and enhancing the productivity of American agriculture.
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Website
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/home

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 165 of 305 0.0  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
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 176 of 303 2.2  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 242 of 303 1.5  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 63 of 303 4.0  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 261 of 303 2.4  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 60 of 303 1.3  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 186 of 304 0.9  76.1 75.2 75.0 76.0 77.0 78.7 77.8 80.0 80.2 82.3 83.8
Pay 197 of 304 1.5  59.6 58.1 56.1 54.3 60.3 62.3 68.0 63.0 61.6
Strategic Management 205 of 304 0.4  53.3 52.9 54.1 54.8 58.2 58.7 57.6 59.5 60.3 60.4 61.3
Teamwork 104 of 304 1.0  70.6 69.6 69.9 69.9 71.8 74.1 71.8 78.4 78.3 79.1 77.8
Innovation 286 of 304 -0.5  57.2 57.7 55.8 57.7 59.7 60.7 59.8
Training and Development 121 of 304 2.0  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 210 of 304 1.6  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 33 of 304 1.2  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 205 of 303 0.2  45.0 44.8 42.0 44.5 47.1 48.6 47.1 46.6 46.3 46.9 45.3
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 172 of 285 0.1  61.7 61.6 60.4 62.7 65.1 69.9 65.8 65.5
Male 178 of 294 0.3  63.9 63.6 62.3 66.1 67.9 70.9 70.0 67.2
American Indian or Native American 16 of 25 0.0  52.9 57.7 63.6 70.3
Asian 90 of 111 0.0  59.9 65.3 60.5
Black or African-American 24 of 225 0.0  76.6 64.3 73.3 68.0 78.8 73.3 69.2
Hispanic or Latino 36 of 149 0.0  72.0 71.4 69.3 72.8 76.8 61.5 76.9
Multi-racial 42 of 99 0.0  58.6 60.4 53.2 56.8 59.8 54.9
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0 
White 199 of 299 0.0  62.9 61.7 53.2 67.2 69.7 69.4 67.5
Employees with Disabilities 80 of 194 0.0  60.3 56.0 55.6 55.6
LGBT 0.0 
Senior Executive Service (SES) 0.0 
Veterans 100 of 230 0.0  65.3 58.5 65.4 61.1
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 29 of 57 0.0  61.8
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)
674 ( 6.7% )

Average joined (2010-2015)
513

Workforce with less than three years of service
7.5%

Employees left (2015)
691 ( 6.9% )

Average left (2010-2015)
733


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics