Agency Report

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (USDA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 305 Agency Subcomponents

  95  

2016 Index Score
68.3

Change from 2015
7.9 


Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Index Score: 63.1)
Mission
To facilitate the marketing of livestock, poultry, meat, cereals, oilseeds and related agricultural products, and promote fair and competitive trading practices for the overall benefit of consumers and American agriculture.
Website
http://www.gipsa.usda.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 95 of 305 7.9  68.3 60.4 62.8 58.8 48.1 51.3 53.4
Category Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 132 of 303 5.2  58.7 53.5 52.6 51.7 40.6 45.9 47.4
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 121 of 303 2.4  52.5 50.1 47.9 43.1 37.5 40.9 41.1
Effective Leadership: Fairness 136 of 303 5.6  57.6 52.0 52.4 52.8 40.5 42.7 48.1
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 182 of 303 2.4  48.1 45.7 44.2 46.1 34.3 40.5 39.1
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 79 of 303 9.2  72.9 63.7 63.5 61.1 48.5 55.4 58.4
Employee Skills–Mission Match 123 of 304 3.0  78.3 75.3 76.1 77.0 71.6 71.6 74.9
Pay 176 of 304 6.9  61.1 54.2 57.6 42.0 55.3
Strategic Management 114 of 304 5.3  59.2 53.9 54.2 56.1 45.2 52.9 57.8
Teamwork 178 of 304 3.7  66.5 62.8 65.7 64.6 63.6 66.8 68.4
Innovation 125 of 304 8.7  65.9 57.2 58.8 56.1
Training and Development 81 of 304 8.3  66.2 57.9 58.7 55.9 51.1 54.9 57.3
Work–Life Balance 49 of 304 11.5  70.4 58.9 65.3 67.1 60.9 64.2 68.6
Support for Diversity 53 of 304 4.7  66.0 61.3 59.7 52.0 56.0 58.8 65.0
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 172 of 303 7.5  46.7 39.2 41.7 39.1 31.4 37.9 41.4
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 166 of 285 2.9  62.3 59.4 59.6 53.0
Male 94 of 294 9.9  71.0 61.1 64.6 65.9
American Indian or Native American 0.0 
Asian 0.0 
Black or African-American 42 of 225 0.0  73.5 65.8
Hispanic or Latino 0.0 
Multi-racial 0.0 
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0 
White 139 of 299 0.0  67.1 67.8
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)
33 ( 5.3% )

Average joined (2010-2015)
20

Workforce with less than three years of service
11.3%

Employees left (2015)
38 ( 6.2% )

Average left (2010-2015)
43


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics