Agency Report

Food Nutrition and Consumer Services (USDA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 150 Agency Subcomponents

  51  

2017 Index Score
69.1

Change from 2016
6.5 


Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Index Score: 65.9)
Mission
To increase food security and reduce hunger by providing children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet and nutrition education in a way that supports American agriculture and inspires public confidence.
Website
http://www.fns.usda.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 51 of 150 6.5  69.1 62.6 60.7 60.1 70.6 64.4 64.3 65.8 58.2 57.8 59.1 56.8
Category Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 49  of 147 5.7  61.4 55.7 51.5 52.4 58.0 53.2 54.3 54.4 48.1 47.9 47.9 47.1
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 53  of 147 7.4  54.4 47.0 43.7 43.4 51.3 46.2 45.7 49.2 47.0 44.0 45.8 41.5
Effective Leadership: Fairness 103  of 147 5.8  55.5 49.7 45.7 44.6 56.4 49.1 50.7 48.3 40.2 39.0 40.2 40.7
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 37  of 147 8.7  56.3 47.6 44.1 46.2 51.6 46.3 49.3 47.6 39.6 41.0 38.4 38.6
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 46  of 147 1.8  72.9 71.1 65.8 67.0 68.4 65.6 65.3 66.9 61.2 61.3 62.4 61.6
Employee Skills–Mission Match 67  of 149 0.2  79.1 78.9 75.5 78.9 80.2 78.5 78.9 79.2 76.1 73.8 76.4 75.8
Pay 30  of 149 7.1  70.3 63.2 57.8 56.6 57.5 58.0 59.5 67.9 67.6 65.7
Strategic Management 36  of 148 1.4  62.2 60.8 54.3 55.0 57.7 56.6 57.7 58.8 53.6 51.3 54.0 59.7
Teamwork 49  of 148 4.1  71.8 67.7 63.4 65.0 68.2 65.4 65.6 66.2 68.7 65.7 67.7 65.9
Innovation 34  of 148 3.0  69.7 66.7 65.5 64.9 68.1 64.7 65.2 66.2
Training and Development 96  of 149 4.0  59.7 55.7 55.3 54.9 56.1 54.8 54.6 56.1 54.0 54.4 54.3 54.2
Work–Life Balance 43  of 148 4.4  67.5 63.1 59.5 56.4 63.0 61.7 62.3 62.2 60.8 61.1 61.7 66.0
Support for Diversity 19  of 148 6.9  70.6 63.7 63.1 62.8 67.9 60.9 60.8 60.3 61.2 59.1 62.7 60.5
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 34  of 147 3.4  54.5 51.1 46.3 46.9 49.3 47.6 47.9 48.9 47.5 44.9 44.0 44.7
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)
214 ( 13.6% )

Average joined (2010-2016)
139

Workforce with less than three years of service
16.9%

Employees left (2016)
129 ( 8.2% )

Average left (2010-2016)
101


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Race/Ethnicity Demographics