Agency Report

Departmental Management (USDA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 305 Agency Subcomponents

  139  

2016 Index Score
63.5

Change from 2015
2.6 


Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Index Score: 63.1)
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
http://www.usda.gov/da/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 139 of 305 2.6  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
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 96 of 303 4.0  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 96 of 303 4.3  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 151 of 303 1.5  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 111 of 303 6.4  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 92 of 303 2.5  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 137 of 304 2.8  77.8 75.0 73.6 74.6 76.3 72.9 77.0 82.3 75.7 78.1 73.1
Pay 94 of 304 7.8  66.7 58.9 63.7 52.1 60.1 63.0 59.8 62.3 57.7
Strategic Management 99 of 304 5.7  59.9 54.2 53.2 51.0 52.2 52.3 49.5 54.7 51.2 50.7 49.3
Teamwork 124 of 304 3.3  69.5 66.2 61.6 60.5 62.6 60.8 55.7 72.9 62.5 68.0 52.3
Innovation 80 of 304 3.6  68.1 64.5 61.1 62.4 65.4 66.6 61.8
Training and Development 165 of 304 3.3  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 165 of 304 3.3  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 47 of 304 4.1  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 77 of 303 3.4  52.4 49.0 44.2 41.0 46.1 48.6 45.5 48.5 42.8 42.3 33.8
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 136 of 285 0.8  64.5 63.7 58.9 61.3 60.9 50.7 54.2 47.6
Male 166 of 294 3.5  64.6 61.1 52.7 57.3 57.7 63.6 46.8 70.6
American Indian or Native American 0.0 
Asian 0.0 
Black or African-American 91 of 225 0.1  66.0 65.9 52.5 64.5 61.7 56.8 51.5 50.0
Hispanic or Latino 143 of 149 -9.9  46.6 56.5 53.8 49.7
Multi-racial 0.0 
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0 
White 165 of 299 4.1  65.4 61.3 60.9 56.8 60.7 57.0 64.3 71.3
Employees with Disabilities 99 of 194 -2.7  59.1 61.8 46.1 57.7 55.5
LGBT 0.0 
Senior Executive Service (SES) 0.0 
Veterans 89 of 230 5.5  66.3 60.8 53.6 63.7 55.7
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 7 of 57 -1.6  73.2 74.8
IT Specialist 26 of 103 6.1  65.4 59.3
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 (2015)
16 ( 4.1% )

Average joined (2010-2015)
29

Workforce with less than three years of service

Employees left (2015)
24 ( 6.2% )

Average left (2010-2015)
35


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics