Agency Report

U.S. Geological Survey (DOI)

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 305 Agency Subcomponents

  76  


Best Places to Work Mission Rank
out of 15 Energy and Environment Agencies

  4  


2016 Profile Agency

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2016 Index Score
70.1

Change from 2015
2.5 


Parent Agency
Department of the Interior (Index Score: 61.0)
Mission
To provide reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; and manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.
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Website
http://www.usgs.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Index Score 76 of 305 2.5  70.1 67.6 67.1 67.1 67.8 67.7 70.2 64.1 61.1 65.7 61.7
Category Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 161 of 303 1.6  56.8 55.2 54.6 57.0 56.3 55.2 55.9 51.7 51.5 51.6 47.0
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 114 of 303 1.2  52.9 51.7 50.1 51.3 51.3 50.1 52.8 50.6 50.0 49.9 46.6
Effective Leadership: Fairness 100 of 303 1.7  59.6 57.9 58.8 60.2 58.6 58.9 57.0 53.6 51.6 52.1 48.1
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 203 of 303 2.2  45.9 43.7 44.3 49.1 47.2 44.4 45.6 39.8 40.3 39.8 36.2
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 151 of 303 1.3  68.3 67.0 65.1 66.3 66.6 66.6 67.4 63.2 63.4 64.1 57.6
Employee Skills–Mission Match 80 of 304 0.8  79.5 78.7 78.2 78.2 79.5 79.3 81.2 78.9 78.9 78.3 78.5
Pay 192 of 304 0.7  59.8 59.1 58.0 54.5 59.2 62.3 68.1 64.3 63.3
Strategic Management 164 of 304 2.9  55.5 52.6 50.9 51.3 55.3 52.7 54.2 52.7 53.2 52.3 56.3
Teamwork 154 of 304 1.4  68.0 66.6 66.4 67.0 67.1 64.0 65.6 70.9 71.1 70.1 68.3
Innovation 62 of 304 0.6  69.2 68.6 67.4 68.1 69.6 69.5 70.9
Training and Development 106 of 304 1.4  63.7 62.3 58.9 57.7 62.4 62.1 63.8 61.8 61.7 65.2 58.1
Work–Life Balance 172 of 304 1.0  61.5 60.5 58.3 57.6 60.1 57.6 61.1 59.9 61.0 62.9 63.8
Support for Diversity 236 of 304 2.2  55.3 53.1 55.1 55.1 55.9 56.7 54.5 59.1 55.0 56.6 57.2
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 102 of 303 0.7  50.7 50.0 49.3 49.5 51.4 52.0 53.7 49.8 48.8 48.4 43.1
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Female 52 of 285 4.4  73.6 69.2 68.5 69.8 70.5 70.7 70.8 62.9
Male 92 of 294 1.4  71.3 69.9 69.3 68.3 70.2 68.9 71.8 64.7
American Indian or Native American 0.0  54.8
Asian 42 of 111 2.4  74.6 72.2 76.1 77.4 74.8 69.9 59.2
Black or African-American 143 of 225 -5.8  60.8 66.6 63.3 72.3 64.4 72.1 61.1
Hispanic or Latino 79 of 149 2.0  63.8 61.8 60.8 57.7 64.9 65.0 55.4
Multi-racial 24 of 99 1.9  63.6 61.7 66.5 62.4 67.1 57.4 54.4
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0 
White 80 of 299 3.2  73.4 70.2 69.8 68.9 71.3 70.7 72.2 64.9
Employees with Disabilities 71 of 194 2.9  61.1 58.2 51.1 54.0 53.3
LGBT 6 of 59 6.7  76.3 69.6
Senior Executive Service (SES) 0.0 
Veterans 73 of 230 3.8  68.0 64.2 67.9 68.2 64.3
Demographic Rank Change
(2015‑16)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Auditor 0.0 
Contract Specialist 8 of 58 20.0  73.6 53.6
Economist 0.0 
HR Specialist 0.0 
IT Specialist 7 of 103 7.9  75.2 67.3
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)
337 ( 5.2% )

Average joined (2010-2015)
212

Workforce with less than three years of service
4.9%

Employees left (2015)
492 ( 7.6% )

Average left (2010-2015)
459


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics