Agency Report

Economic Research Service

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 415 Agency Subcomponents

  173  

2018 Engagement Score
66.6

Change from 2017
-8.0 


Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Engagement Score: 59.0)
Mission
To anticipate trends and emerging issues in agriculture, food, the environment, and rural America and to conduct high-quality, objective economic research to inform and enhance public and private decision making.
Website
http://www.ers.usda.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2017‑18)
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Engagement Score 173 of 415 -8.0  66.6 74.6 70.7 72.7 72.3 72.3 71.4
Category Rank Change
(2017‑18)
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 84  of 408 -3.5  65.8 69.3 65.9 68.1 64.2 64.7 66.2
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 107  of 408 -2.6  57.4 60.0 62.2 65.3 53.0 58.5 58.0
Effective Leadership: Fairness 138  of 408 -2.2  62.1 64.3 60.8 60.9 61.4 61.5 61.4
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 106  of 408 -6.5  58.6 65.1 60.3 61.2 58.1 58.5 55.6
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 58  of 408 -1.6  79.1 80.7 75.9 80.1 77.2 75.7 83.4
Employee Skills–Mission Match 59  of 410 -0.8  83.0 83.8 80.9 80.2 78.9 80.0 83.7
Pay 320  of 410 -5.4  58.4 63.8 53.7 58.2 56.0 54.6 64.1
Strategic Management 230  of 409 -2.7  59.1 61.8 60.5 67.0 61.6 54.2 59.8
Teamwork 135  of 409 -0.8  73.6 74.4 74.2 74.2 72.0 69.6 73.9
Innovation 29  of 409 0.0  76.4 76.4 72.9 77.4 75.5 74.0 77.6
Training and Development 35  of 410 0.3  75.9 75.6 72.4 75.5 74.4 69.4 73.8
Work–Life Balance 127  of 409 -7.2  67.6 74.8 73.3 74.0 72.5 67.5 72.7
Support for Diversity 18  of 409 -2.2  75.6 77.8 74.3 71.5 71.6 72.3 71.5
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 37  of 408 -2.9  61.8 64.7 58.0 61.8 58.2 55.9 61.9
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)
14 ( 4.7% )

Average joined (2013-2017)
21

Workforce with less than three years of service
13.1%

Employees left (2017)
21 ( 7.1% )

Average left (2013-2017)
23


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Race/Ethnicity Demographics