Agency Report

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 305 Agency Subcomponents

  269  

2016 Index Score
52.7

Change from 2015
1.0 


Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Index Score: 63.1)
Mission
To invest in and advance agricultural research, education, and to solve societal challenges.
Website
http://www.nifa.usda.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 269 of 305 1.0  52.7 51.7 53.9 52.2
Category Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 250 of 303 0.3  50.9 50.6 52.2 51.2
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 263 of 303 -0.7  42.0 42.7 43.7 41.6
Effective Leadership: Fairness 269 of 303 -0.6  48.1 48.7 48.6 48.9
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 209 of 303 -0.1  45.4 45.5 46.3 45.7
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 257 of 303 1.6  62.2 60.6 64.1 62.7
Employee Skills–Mission Match 216 of 304 -0.8  74.9 75.7 72.0 70.8
Pay 267 of 304 -2.0  53.5 55.5 53.3 54.7
Strategic Management 252 of 304 0.3  49.9 49.6 49.3 45.8
Teamwork 276 of 304 2.8  59.8 57.0 59.7 57.3
Innovation 210 of 304 -0.9  61.5 62.4 61.8 61.2
Training and Development 248 of 304 3.5  54.7 51.2 48.3 48.8
Work–Life Balance 263 of 304 1.5  56.1 54.6 55.7 54.7
Support for Diversity 104 of 304 0.4  61.7 61.3 65.4 64.4
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 198 of 303 1.8  45.5 43.7 46.1 44.1
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 267 of 285 1.2  48.6 47.4 54.5 51.3
Male 149 of 294 2.1  65.4 63.3 55.9 60.0
American Indian or Native American 0.0 
Asian 0.0 
Black or African-American 209 of 225 0.0  48.3 57.3 56.8
Hispanic or Latino 0.0 
Multi-racial 0.0 
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0 
White 156 of 299 0.0  66.0 50.9
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 0.0 
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)
24 ( 7.6% )

Average joined (2010-2015)

Workforce with less than three years of service
9.5%

Employees left (2015)
30 ( 9.5% )

Average left (2010-2015)


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics