Agency Report

National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 339 Agency Subcomponents

  149  

2017 Index Score
67.3

Change from 2016
12.1 


Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Index Score: 65.9)
Mission
To provide timely, accurate and useful statistics in service to U.S. agriculture.
Website
http://www.nass.usda.gov/index.asp

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 149 of 339 12.1  67.3 55.2 50.5 45.6 43.0 45.2 64.9 71.9 69.5 70.6 73.6 66.5
Category Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 133  of 336 10.1  61.7 51.6 49.9 47.3 46.5 47.9 57.2 59.3 57.3 57.6 57.9 56.4
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 117  of 336 9.9  56.0 46.1 43.8 36.1 39.4 43.5 53.1 58.0 56.0 57.4 58.0 54.2
Effective Leadership: Fairness 243  of 336 6.5  55.3 48.8 45.8 47.5 47.4 44.9 55.6 52.0 51.0 48.1 49.9 47.7
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 146  of 336 15.2  54.2 39.0 37.4 32.7 29.5 30.4 48.3 55.4 53.9 53.6 55.0 53.0
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 92  of 336 7.0  75.2 68.2 67.4 67.5 66.6 69.2 68.9 67.5 64.4 66.4 64.7 65.2
Employee Skills–Mission Match 141  of 338 6.2  79.6 73.4 72.7 71.8 71.7 73.7 78.9 80.4 78.4 80.1 80.2 80.2
Pay 154  of 338 8.6  66.6 58.0 57.1 52.3 57.7 64.9 63.5 69.3 63.2 62.4
Strategic Management 144  of 337 9.2  59.3 50.1 49.1 47.7 49.1 48.2 60.3 62.3 63.0 63.8 62.7 62.9
Teamwork 124  of 337 5.4  72.8 67.4 66.5 66.1 64.3 62.3 67.0 69.9 76.0 76.6 73.6 71.1
Innovation 54  of 337 9.5  73.0 63.5 64.2 59.5 58.0 62.6 71.0 72.3
Training and Development 134  of 338 9.3  65.1 55.8 52.4 50.7 51.2 54.8 65.6 64.1 65.7 70.1 69.6 64.4
Work–Life Balance 100  of 337 6.8  68.4 61.6 59.6 58.1 57.4 57.2 69.0 70.1 71.1 73.4 75.9 71.7
Support for Diversity 108  of 337 7.4  66.6 59.2 58.1 58.8 58.1 58.0 62.0 63.4 65.1 65.3 65.2 66.6
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 81  of 336 7.9  55.8 47.9 44.7 40.5 40.3 45.9 50.6 53.1 51.9 52.1 50.2 49.4
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)
77 ( 8.2% )

Average joined (2010-2016)
52

Workforce with less than three years of service
13.1%

Employees left (2016)
52 ( 5.5% )

Average left (2010-2016)
79


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics