Agency Report

Departmental Management (USDA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 339 Agency Subcomponents

  114  

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 114 of 339 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 100  of 336 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 98  of 336 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 129  of 336 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 121  of 336 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 85  of 336 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 125  of 338 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 105  of 338 2.6  69.3 66.7 58.9 63.7 52.1 60.1 63.0 59.8 62.3 57.7
Strategic Management 148  of 337 -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 131  of 337 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 74  of 337 3.2  71.3 68.1 64.5 61.1 62.4 65.4 66.6 61.8
Training and Development 207  of 338 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 166  of 337 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 71  of 337 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 93  of 336 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


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Race/Ethnicity Demographics