Agency Report

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 415 Agency Subcomponents

  286  

2018 Engagement Score
59.3

Change from 2017
-5.0 


Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Engagement Score: 59.0)
Mission
To improve the health of our nation's natural resources while sustaining and enhancing the productivity of American agriculture.
Website
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/home

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2017‑18)
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Engagement Score 286 of 415 -5.0  59.3 64.3 62.0 62.0 60.9 63.6 66.8 69.1 68.5 66.7 67.8 70.7 64.9
Category Rank Change
(2017‑18)
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 294  of 408 -2.2  54.7 56.9 55.9 53.7 53.8 55.0 56.5 58.6 55.9 54.8 55.0 55.3 52.2
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 345  of 408 -2.5  43.7 46.2 44.0 42.5 42.1 43.7 46.0 46.7 47.4 49.9 50.3 49.5 46.0
Effective Leadership: Fairness 167  of 408 -2.9  60.8 63.7 62.3 58.3 59.6 60.2 58.7 62.1 56.5 55.8 53.0 53.2 53.5
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 351  of 408 -2.3  38.6 40.9 40.4 38.0 38.0 42.8 44.9 48.8 46.2 43.4 43.5 44.3 41.8
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 162  of 408 -1.6  73.1 74.7 74.1 72.8 72.5 70.2 72.3 72.6 69.7 68.0 69.9 70.4 65.1
Employee Skills–Mission Match 285  of 410 -0.2  76.8 77.0 76.1 75.2 75.0 76.0 77.0 78.7 77.8 80.0 80.2 82.3 83.8
Pay 329  of 410 -1.8  57.8 59.6 59.6 58.1 56.1 54.3 60.3 62.3 68.0 63.0 61.6
Strategic Management 311  of 409 2.0  56.0 54.0 53.3 52.9 54.1 54.8 58.2 58.7 57.6 59.5 60.3 60.4 61.3
Teamwork 174  of 409 -1.2  71.7 72.9 70.6 69.6 69.9 69.9 71.8 74.1 71.8 78.4 78.3 79.1 77.8
Innovation 381  of 409 -1.3  57.7 59.0 57.2 57.7 55.8 57.7 59.7 60.7 59.8
Training and Development 232  of 410 -1.4  61.3 62.7 62.8 60.8 59.6 60.1 63.2 63.8 60.9 65.0 66.9 68.7 62.7
Work–Life Balance 340  of 409 -1.1  56.7 57.8 59.4 57.8 57.1 57.9 59.4 58.5 56.4 60.7 62.8 63.6 60.1
Support for Diversity 50  of 409 -2.6  70.6 73.2 69.9 68.7 70.2 68.4 71.6 73.4 69.9 76.3 72.0 73.0 74.5
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 339  of 408 -2.6  43.9 46.5 45.0 44.8 42.0 44.5 47.1 48.6 47.1 46.6 46.3 46.9 45.3
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 (2017)
625 ( 6.3% )

Average joined (2013-2017)
526

Workforce with less than three years of service
11.9%

Employees left (2017)
770 ( 7.8% )

Average left (2013-2017)
711


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Race/Ethnicity Demographics