Agency Report

Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 339 Agency Subcomponents

  121  

2017 Index Score
69.5

Change from 2016
1.5 


Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Index Score: 65.9)
Mission
To protect the public’s health by ensuring the safety of meat, poultry, and processed egg products. 
Website
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 121 of 339 1.5  69.5 68.0 65.4 61.4 63.5 67.5 67.4 67.3 63.8 60.5 61.3 53.1
Category Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 186  of 336 0.4  58.8 58.4 55.1 51.8 53.7 56.8 56.6 55.1 50.1 49.8 48.3 45.0
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 157  of 336 0.8  53.8 53.0 49.8 43.7 46.9 50.5 48.2 49.5 47.3 44.5 41.5 38.8
Effective Leadership: Fairness 142  of 336 1.3  61.1 59.8 57.2 55.3 55.8 56.3 58.3 56.8 46.3 47.2 48.7 47.6
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 202  of 336 -0.3  49.8 50.1 44.6 41.0 46.4 50.8 51.1 48.6 44.8 44.0 43.5 37.2
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 211  of 336 0.5  69.2 68.7 67.2 65.0 63.3 66.1 65.3 63.4 58.6 59.4 56.4 54.6
Employee Skills–Mission Match 75  of 338 1.5  81.5 80.0 79.6 75.1 78.2 79.6 80.4 78.5 78.1 77.4 75.9 74.5
Pay 229  of 338 1.2  61.8 60.6 58.9 58.1 53.8 61.5 61.9 68.9 62.3 66.0
Strategic Management 244  of 337 0.8  54.3 53.5 50.8 46.8 48.3 52.4 53.1 50.1 48.9 48.1 48.3 52.6
Teamwork 294  of 337 -0.4  64.3 64.7 61.9 59.3 61.6 62.7 63.4 60.8 63.6 66.0 62.0 67.0
Innovation 302  of 337 1.0  59.9 58.9 57.6 55.5 55.8 58.1 56.8 56.7
Training and Development 113  of 338 2.4  67.0 64.6 62.6 59.0 60.3 64.1 63.7 63.4 61.7 61.2 56.3 50.5
Work–Life Balance 84  of 337 1.4  69.7 68.3 65.8 59.9 63.7 67.7 66.4 66.6 62.5 61.2 67.8 60.9
Support for Diversity 103  of 337 1.6  66.8 65.2 61.0 59.7 58.0 61.4 61.2 60.3 60.5 58.6 59.4 62.1
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 199  of 336 1.4  49.2 47.8 45.8 41.2 42.1 45.8 44.7 42.9 42.3 40.5 39.5 41.3
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)
726 ( 7.9% )

Average joined (2010-2016)
429

Workforce with less than three years of service
17.5%

Employees left (2016)
620 ( 6.7% )

Average left (2010-2016)
545


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