Agency Report

Food Nutrition and Consumer Services (USDA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 305 Agency Subcomponents

  150  

2016 Index Score
62.6

Change from 2015
1.9 


Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Index Score: 63.1)
Mission
To provide children and needy families with better access to food and a more healthful diet through food assistance programs and comprehensive nutrition education efforts.
Website
http://www.fns.usda.gov/fns/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 150 of 305 1.9  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
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 179 of 303 4.2  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 194 of 303 3.3  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 246 of 303 4.0  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 187 of 303 3.5  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 106 of 303 5.3  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 103 of 304 3.4  78.9 75.5 78.9 80.2 78.5 78.9 79.2 76.1 73.8 76.4 75.8
Pay 148 of 304 5.4  63.2 57.8 56.6 57.5 58.0 59.5 67.9 67.6 65.7
Strategic Management 89 of 304 6.5  60.8 54.3 55.0 57.7 56.6 57.7 58.8 53.6 51.3 54.0 59.7
Teamwork 159 of 304 4.3  67.7 63.4 65.0 68.2 65.4 65.6 66.2 68.7 65.7 67.7 65.9
Innovation 103 of 304 1.2  66.7 65.5 64.9 68.1 64.7 65.2 66.2
Training and Development 239 of 304 0.4  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 144 of 304 3.6  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 77 of 304 0.6  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 95 of 303 4.8  51.1 46.3 46.9 49.3 47.6 47.9 48.9 47.5 44.9 44.0 44.7
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 154 of 285 1.5  63.2 61.7 60.7 63.8 65.1 66.2 58.9
Male 134 of 294 2.6  66.5 63.9 65.6 65.3 68.9 69.1 56.5
American Indian or Native American 0.0 
Asian 57 of 111 0.0  68.7
Black or African-American 95 of 225 2.1  64.9 62.8 63.8 65.0 61.3 63.4 61.1
Hispanic or Latino 24 of 149 10.7  74.8 64.1 65.1 61.5 67.1 74.9 64.4
Multi-racial 0.0 
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0 
White 189 of 299 -1.3  63.3 64.6 63.9 67.0 69.8 67.1 56.9
Employees with Disabilities 101 of 194 5.3  58.9 53.6 57.8 55.1
LGBT 0.0 
Senior Executive Service (SES) 0.0 
Veterans 147 of 230 -1.5  61.5 63.0 64.1 66.1
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)
191 ( 13.0% )

Average joined (2010-2015)
116

Workforce with less than three years of service
14.3%

Employees left (2015)
114 ( 7.8% )

Average left (2010-2015)
96


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Race/Ethnicity Demographics