Agency Report

Departmental Management (USDA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 150 Agency Subcomponents

  47  

2017 Index Score
70.1

Change from 2016
6.6 


Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Index Score: 65.9)
Mission
To provide management leadership to ensure that USDA administrative programs, policies, advice and counsel meet the needs of USDA program organizations, consistent with laws and mandates; and provide safe and efficient facilities and services to customers.
Website
https://www.dm.usda.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 47 of 150 6.6  70.1 63.5 60.9 54.5 56.8 59.4 53.0 49.9 58.8 46.5 50.6 40.8
Category Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 32  of 147 3.3  63.7 60.4 56.4 51.6 50.1 54.7 52.5 47.6 55.2 46.1 48.1 38.8
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 32  of 147 4.0  57.7 53.7 49.4 43.1 42.8 51.2 49.3 43.7 57.3 44.9 49.5 37.2
Effective Leadership: Fairness 47  of 147 4.9  61.8 56.9 55.4 52.5 48.2 50.5 49.8 46.3 56.0 37.8 36.7 36.9
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 40  of 147 2.2  56.0 53.8 47.4 45.1 45.3 47.7 44.8 39.2 44.9 40.1 39.6 29.6
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 29  of 147 3.4  75.5 72.1 69.6 61.8 59.4 65.4 63.1 58.8 64.1 56.8 61.5 49.7
Employee Skills–Mission Match 48  of 149 2.1  79.9 77.8 75.0 73.6 74.6 76.3 72.9 77.0 82.3 75.7 78.1 73.1
Pay 36  of 149 2.6  69.3 66.7 58.9 63.7 52.1 60.1 63.0 59.8 62.3 57.7
Strategic Management 53  of 148 -0.8  59.1 59.9 54.2 53.2 51.0 52.2 52.3 49.5 54.7 51.2 50.7 49.3
Teamwork 46  of 148 2.7  72.2 69.5 66.2 61.6 60.5 62.6 60.8 55.7 72.9 62.5 68.0 52.3
Innovation 27  of 148 3.2  71.3 68.1 64.5 61.1 62.4 65.4 66.6 61.8
Training and Development 82  of 149 1.2  61.3 60.1 56.8 50.3 48.1 54.3 53.6 54.2 66.2 54.3 63.5 46.0
Work–Life Balance 69  of 148 3.0  64.7 61.7 58.4 60.6 55.5 56.3 55.5 53.7 62.6 58.3 65.4 60.6
Support for Diversity 25  of 148 2.0  69.1 67.1 63.0 56.8 56.2 63.0 60.6 52.1 61.7 56.4 57.4 52.9
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 33  of 147 2.6  55.0 52.4 49.0 44.2 41.0 46.1 48.6 45.5 48.5 42.8 42.3 33.8
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)
35 ( 8.6% )

Average joined (2010-2016)
21

Workforce with less than three years of service

Employees left (2016)
27 ( 6.6% )

Average left (2010-2016)
28


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics