Agency Report

Economic Research Service (USDA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 339 Agency Subcomponents

  65  

2017 Index Score
74.6

Change from 2016
3.9 


Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Index Score: 65.9)
Mission
To anticipate trends and emerging issues in agriculture, food, the environment, and rural America and to conduct high-quality, objective economic research to inform and enhance public and private decision making.
Website
http://www.ers.usda.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 65 of 339 3.9  74.6 70.7 72.7 72.3 72.3 71.4
Category Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 42  of 336 3.4  69.3 65.9 68.1 64.2 64.7 66.2
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 63  of 336 -2.2  60.0 62.2 65.3 53.0 58.5 58.0
Effective Leadership: Fairness 78  of 336 3.5  64.3 60.8 60.9 61.4 61.5 61.4
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 41  of 336 4.8  65.1 60.3 61.2 58.1 58.5 55.6
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 26  of 336 4.8  80.7 75.9 80.1 77.2 75.7 83.4
Employee Skills–Mission Match 30  of 338 2.9  83.8 80.9 80.2 78.9 80.0 83.7
Pay 200  of 338 10.1  63.8 53.7 58.2 56.0 54.6 64.1
Strategic Management 106  of 337 1.3  61.8 60.5 67.0 61.6 54.2 59.8
Teamwork 97  of 337 0.2  74.4 74.2 74.2 72.0 69.6 73.9
Innovation 24  of 337 3.5  76.4 72.9 77.4 75.5 74.0 77.6
Training and Development 27  of 338 3.2  75.6 72.4 75.5 74.4 69.4 73.8
Work–Life Balance 33  of 337 1.5  74.8 73.3 74.0 72.5 67.5 72.7
Support for Diversity 8  of 337 3.5  77.8 74.3 71.5 71.6 72.3 71.5
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 16  of 336 6.7  64.7 58.0 61.8 58.2 55.9 61.9
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)
23 ( 7.5% )

Average joined (2010-2016)
20

Workforce with less than three years of service
18.6%

Employees left (2016)
27 ( 8.8% )

Average left (2010-2016)
26


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics