Agency Report

Farm Service Agency (USDA)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 305 Agency Subcomponents

  54  

2016 Index Score
72.8

Change from 2015
9.2 


Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Index Score: 63.1)
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
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 54 of 305 9.2  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
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 89 of 303 6.1  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 74 of 303 6.0  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 65 of 303 8.3  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 130 of 303 7.8  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 96 of 303 3.3  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 30 of 304 1.8  82.2 80.4 78.1 78.8 79.6 78.2 77.3 78.9 77.0 79.0 80.0
Pay 174 of 304 -4.5  61.3 65.8 58.4 53.3 62.5 63.6 69.9 69.7 67.7
Strategic Management 106 of 304 7.0  59.5 52.5 46.7 49.6 51.0 50.7 48.9 54.4 52.0 52.7 56.4
Teamwork 62 of 304 4.5  73.6 69.1 66.8 67.0 67.5 65.2 63.8 71.6 69.5 67.3 62.8
Innovation 206 of 304 3.9  61.8 57.9 53.9 53.9 56.9 53.7 53.4
Training and Development 200 of 304 4.5  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 231 of 304 2.7  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 45 of 304 3.1  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 140 of 303 4.9  48.2 43.3 38.2 36.2 39.7 36.0 37.6 39.6 34.8 40.8 37.5
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 48 of 285 8.9  74.9 66.0 60.2 59.4 59.3 63.0 62.5 62.3
Male 87 of 294 9.9  71.8 61.9 56.2 56.6 59.8 60.7 60.2 61.7
American Indian or Native American 22 of 25 0.0  47.5 51.7 64.4 47.3 61.5
Asian 0.0  57.2 59.5
Black or African-American 67 of 225 0.0  69.9 57.1 49.2 48.8 53.3 46.5 52.0
Hispanic or Latino 28 of 149 0.0  74.1 53.1 59.1 59.2 55.7 53.3
Multi-racial 26 of 99 0.0  63.2 52.2 60.9 54.1 59.6 54.4
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0 
White 66 of 299 0.0  75.2 58.9 60.9 63.7 64.0 63.6
Employees with Disabilities 73 of 194 0.0  61.0 43.7 53.1 58.1
LGBT 0.0 
Senior Executive Service (SES) 0.0 
Veterans 84 of 230 0.0  66.7 52.3 59.0 56.2
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 0.0 
IT Specialist 99 of 103 0.0  42.2
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)
419 ( 10.7% )

Average joined (2010-2015)
203

Workforce with less than three years of service
5.9%

Employees left (2015)
274 ( 7.0% )

Average left (2010-2015)
360


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics