Agency Report

Economic Research Service (USDA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 305 Agency Subcomponents

  70  

2016 Index Score
70.7

Change from 2015
-2.0 


Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Index Score: 63.1)
Mission
To inform and enhance public and private decision-making on economic and policy issues related to agriculture, food, the environment and rural development.
Website
http://www.ers.usda.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 70 of 305 -2.0  70.7 72.7 72.3 72.3 71.4
Category Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 45 of 303 -2.2  65.9 68.1 64.2 64.7 66.2
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 33 of 303 -3.1  62.2 65.3 53.0 58.5 58.0
Effective Leadership: Fairness 81 of 303 -0.1  60.8 60.9 61.4 61.5 61.4
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 43 of 303 -0.9  60.3 61.2 58.1 58.5 55.6
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 41 of 303 -4.2  75.9 80.1 77.2 75.7 83.4
Employee Skills–Mission Match 47 of 304 0.7  80.9 80.2 78.9 80.0 83.7
Pay 265 of 304 -4.5  53.7 58.2 56.0 54.6 64.1
Strategic Management 95 of 304 -6.5  60.5 67.0 61.6 54.2 59.8
Teamwork 54 of 304 0.0  74.2 74.2 72.0 69.6 73.9
Innovation 34 of 304 -4.5  72.9 77.4 75.5 74.0 77.6
Training and Development 38 of 304 -3.1  72.4 75.5 74.4 69.4 73.8
Work–Life Balance 29 of 304 -0.7  73.3 74.0 72.5 67.5 72.7
Support for Diversity 10 of 304 2.8  74.3 71.5 71.6 72.3 71.5
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 38 of 303 -3.8  58.0 61.8 58.2 55.9 61.9
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 92 of 285 -5.0  68.4 73.4 64.3 61.8 61.5
Male 54 of 294 2.6  75.1 72.5 78.5 81.1 79.7
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 81 of 299 0.0  73.3 78.7 77.6
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 7 of 12 0.0  70.3
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)
31 ( 9.8% )

Average joined (2010-2015)
20

Workforce with less than three years of service
15.9%

Employees left (2015)
18 ( 5.7% )

Average left (2010-2015)
26


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics