Agency Report

National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 305 Agency Subcomponents

  247  

2016 Index Score
55.2

Change from 2015
4.7 


Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Index Score: 63.1)
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
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 247 of 305 4.7  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
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 242 of 303 1.7  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 218 of 303 2.3  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 260 of 303 3.0  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 270 of 303 1.6  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 154 of 303 0.8  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 253 of 304 0.7  73.4 72.7 71.8 71.7 73.7 78.9 80.4 78.4 80.1 80.2 80.2
Pay 221 of 304 0.9  58.0 57.1 52.3 57.7 64.9 63.5 69.3 63.2 62.4
Strategic Management 251 of 304 1.0  50.1 49.1 47.7 49.1 48.2 60.3 62.3 63.0 63.8 62.7 62.9
Teamwork 166 of 304 0.9  67.4 66.5 66.1 64.3 62.3 67.0 69.9 76.0 76.6 73.6 71.1
Innovation 168 of 304 -0.7  63.5 64.2 59.5 58.0 62.6 71.0 72.3
Training and Development 236 of 304 3.4  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 167 of 304 2.0  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 162 of 304 1.1  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 146 of 303 3.2  47.9 44.7 40.5 40.3 45.9 50.6 53.1 51.9 52.1 50.2 49.4
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 228 of 285 7.6  56.3 48.7 47.2 41.2 46.3 63.4 67.5 67.9
Male 240 of 294 4.2  57.7 53.5 44.5 46.7 44.7 69.3 77.2 71.0
American Indian or Native American 0.0 
Asian 0.0  75.4
Black or African-American 167 of 225 0.0  58.6 72.2 75.2 75.7
Hispanic or Latino 62 of 149 0.0  67.8 60.6
Multi-racial 0.0 
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0 
White 244 of 299 0.0  58.3 38.6 43.7 65.0 71.3 69.8
Employees with Disabilities 156 of 194 0.0  52.3
LGBT 0.0 
Senior Executive Service (SES) 0.0 
Veterans 127 of 230 0.0  63.3
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 0.0 
IT Specialist 79 of 103 0.0  50.3
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 (2015)
59 ( 6.4% )

Average joined (2010-2015)
42

Workforce with less than three years of service
15.0%

Employees left (2015)
63 ( 6.8% )

Average left (2010-2015)
82


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics