Agency Report

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 339 Agency Subcomponents

  311  

2017 Index Score
53.4

Change from 2016
0.7 


Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Index Score: 65.9)
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
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 311 of 339 0.7  53.4 52.7 51.7 53.9 52.2
Category Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 246  of 336 5.3  56.2 50.9 50.6 52.2 51.2
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 264  of 336 5.6  47.6 42.0 42.7 43.7 41.6
Effective Leadership: Fairness 249  of 336 6.9  55.0 48.1 48.7 48.6 48.9
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 225  of 336 3.0  48.4 45.4 45.5 46.3 45.7
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 218  of 336 6.6  68.8 62.2 60.6 64.1 62.7
Employee Skills–Mission Match 314  of 338 -2.2  72.7 74.9 75.7 72.0 70.8
Pay 250  of 338 6.7  60.2 53.5 55.5 53.3 54.7
Strategic Management 268  of 337 3.6  53.5 49.9 49.6 49.3 45.8
Teamwork 314  of 337 2.3  62.1 59.8 57.0 59.7 57.3
Innovation 224  of 337 3.1  64.6 61.5 62.4 61.8 61.2
Training and Development 263  of 338 3.1  57.8 54.7 51.2 48.3 48.8
Work–Life Balance 274  of 337 2.3  58.4 56.1 54.6 55.7 54.7
Support for Diversity 124  of 337 3.9  65.6 61.7 61.3 65.4 64.4
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 238  of 336 1.7  47.2 45.5 43.7 46.1 44.1
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)
19 ( 6.1% )

Average joined (2010-2016)

Workforce with less than three years of service
6.1%

Employees left (2016)
32 ( 10.2% )

Average left (2010-2016)


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics