Agency Report

Food Nutrition and Consumer Services (USDA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 339 Agency Subcomponents

  124  

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 124 of 339 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 140  of 336 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 147  of 336 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 240  of 336 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 117  of 336 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 133  of 336 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 153  of 338 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 93  of 338 7.1  70.3 63.2 57.8 56.6 57.5 58.0 59.5 67.9 67.6 65.7
Strategic Management 101  of 337 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 139  of 337 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 103  of 337 3.0  69.7 66.7 65.5 64.9 68.1 64.7 65.2 66.2
Training and Development 233  of 338 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 113  of 337 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 54  of 337 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 97  of 336 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