Agency Report

Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 305 Agency Subcomponents

  99  


Best Places to Work Mission Rank
out of 14 Public Health Agencies

  6  

2016 Index Score
68.0

Change from 2015
2.6 


Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Index Score: 63.1)
Mission
To ensure that the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry and egg products is safe, wholesome and correctly labeled and packaged.
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Website
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 99 of 305 2.6  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
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 135 of 303 3.3  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 111 of 303 3.2  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 96 of 303 2.6  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 157 of 303 5.5  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 145 of 303 1.5  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 71 of 304 0.4  80.0 79.6 75.1 78.2 79.6 80.4 78.5 78.1 77.4 75.9 74.5
Pay 182 of 304 1.7  60.6 58.9 58.1 53.8 61.5 61.9 68.9 62.3 66.0
Strategic Management 202 of 304 2.7  53.5 50.8 46.8 48.3 52.4 53.1 50.1 48.9 48.1 48.3 52.6
Teamwork 219 of 304 2.8  64.7 61.9 59.3 61.6 62.7 63.4 60.8 63.6 66.0 62.0 67.0
Innovation 260 of 304 1.3  58.9 57.6 55.5 55.8 58.1 56.8 56.7
Training and Development 98 of 304 2.0  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 67 of 304 2.5  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 60 of 304 4.2  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 150 of 303 2.0  47.8 45.8 41.2 42.1 45.8 44.7 42.9 42.3 40.5 39.5 41.3
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 74 of 285 5.6  70.3 64.7 59.5 64.6 69.3 69.0 67.7 65.1
Male 113 of 294 0.7  68.6 67.9 64.4 64.6 66.5 69.3 68.9 63.1
American Indian or Native American 0.0  65.9
Asian 26 of 111 0.0  77.5 77.3 79.1 76.1 73.5 59.3 73.1
Black or African-American 41 of 225 0.0  74.1 70.5 71.2 76.2 74.2 71.0 74.7
Hispanic or Latino 14 of 149 0.0  77.5 68.0 73.0 76.9 85.7 79.2 69.0
Multi-racial 6 of 99 0.0  71.7 59.9 51.9 66.8 61.6
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0 
White 130 of 299 0.0  67.8 60.8 51.9 64.0 66.3 67.0 60.7
Employees with Disabilities 64 of 194 0.0  62.4 56.7 57.0 56.4
LGBT 0.0 
Senior Executive Service (SES) 0.0 
Veterans 70 of 230 0.0  68.4 60.8 60.0 65.3
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 49 of 57 0.0  48.5
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)
727 ( 8.0% )

Average joined (2010-2015)
396

Workforce with less than three years of service
12.1%

Employees left (2015)
573 ( 6.3% )

Average left (2010-2015)
546


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics