Agency Report

Farm Service Agency (USDA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 339 Agency Subcomponents

  70  

2017 Index Score
74.4

Change from 2016
1.6 


Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Index Score: 65.9)
Mission
To equitably serve all farmers, ranchers and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans.
Website
http://www.fsa.usda.gov

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 70 of 339 1.6  74.4 72.8 63.6 57.8 56.5 59.5 60.2 60.1 62.1 59.4 63.5 59.0
Category Rank Change
(2016‑17)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 133  of 336 0.8  61.7 60.9 54.8 51.1 52.4 52.8 50.6 48.9 48.7 47.2 49.2 46.7
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 111  of 336 1.0  56.6 55.6 49.6 43.0 43.2 46.8 45.1 43.3 47.6 45.1 43.6 44.6
Effective Leadership: Fairness 78  of 336 2.4  64.3 61.9 53.6 49.9 51.8 51.5 49.3 47.7 43.6 42.4 45.1 42.9
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 170  of 336 0.3  52.5 52.2 44.4 40.9 44.9 44.2 42.4 41.4 41.6 39.3 42.3 39.6
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 141  of 336 0.5  72.3 71.8 68.5 66.0 64.8 65.0 62.1 59.9 59.0 58.4 60.9 56.9
Employee Skills–Mission Match 47  of 338 0.8  83.0 82.2 80.4 78.1 78.8 79.6 78.2 77.3 78.9 77.0 79.0 80.0
Pay 205  of 338 2.1  63.4 61.3 65.8 58.4 53.3 62.5 63.6 69.9 69.7 67.7
Strategic Management 159  of 337 -1.0  58.5 59.5 52.5 46.7 49.6 51.0 50.7 48.9 54.4 52.0 52.7 56.4
Teamwork 92  of 337 1.2  74.8 73.6 69.1 66.8 67.0 67.5 65.2 63.8 71.6 69.5 67.3 62.8
Innovation 289  of 337 -0.3  61.5 61.8 57.9 53.9 53.9 56.9 53.7 53.4
Training and Development 277  of 338 -0.7  57.4 58.1 53.6 46.9 48.9 46.7 47.9 45.8 55.3 50.9 56.7 52.4
Work–Life Balance 273  of 337 0.3  58.5 58.2 55.5 51.9 53.2 52.9 54.5 52.6 65.0 62.1 64.2 65.6
Support for Diversity 75  of 337 1.0  68.8 67.8 64.7 61.0 60.3 62.2 58.8 56.8 63.4 59.7 61.2 63.5
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 230  of 336 -0.4  47.8 48.2 43.3 38.2 36.2 39.7 36.0 37.6 39.6 34.8 40.8 37.5
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)
412 ( 10.1% )

Average joined (2010-2016)
227

Workforce with less than three years of service
10.5%

Employees left (2016)
293 ( 7.2% )

Average left (2010-2016)
343


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