Agency Report

Department of Agriculture

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 17 Large Agencies

  16  


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2018 Engagement Score
59.0

Change from 2017
-6.9 


Mission
To provide economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve our Nation's natural resources through conservation, restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands.
Website
http://www.usda.gov/
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SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2017‑18)
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Engagement Score 16 of 17 -6.9  59.0 65.9 63.1 59.4 57.3 56.1 57.4 61.8 62.0 60.6 61.6 62.7 60.8
Category Rank Change
(2017‑18)
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 14  of 16 -4.2  53.0 57.2 55.2 51.9 50.6 50.6 50.7 52.7 51.8 50.5 51.6 51.7 50.2
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 13  of 16 -5.3  45.2 50.5 47.9 44.7 41.7 41.4 42.3 45.5 45.3 47.0 47.5 46.5 46.2
Effective Leadership: Fairness 14  of 16 -4.4  55.2 59.6 57.4 53.2 52.8 52.9 52.3 53.7 52.3 49.4 48.2 49.8 48.6
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 15  of 16 -5.5  40.3 45.8 43.7 39.5 38.2 40.3 40.6 43.9 43.3 41.5 43.4 43.0 41.8
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 9  of 16 -2.1  68.7 70.8 69.4 67.2 66.5 64.3 64.1 64.7 63.5 61.9 63.6 63.9 61.4
Employee Skills–Mission Match 8  of 16 -1.4  77.8 79.2 77.8 76.3 75.2 75.6 76.3 78.5 77.0 77.8 78.4 78.6 79.6
Pay 14  of 16 -2.8  57.5 60.3 58.4 56.7 55.4 51.0 55.1 59.0 65.7 62.2 63.0
Strategic Management 15  of 16 -0.2  53.6 53.8 52.9 49.9 48.0 47.7 49.1 52.2 51.8 53.3 53.9 54.2 56.8
Teamwork 14  of 16 -2.3  66.9 69.2 67.2 64.7 63.7 63.3 63.3 64.5 63.7 70.7 70.7 70.4 68.8
Innovation 13  of 16 -2.0  61.0 63.0 61.2 59.7 57.7 57.8 59.1 60.6 60.1
Training and Development 12  of 16 -2.9  59.0 61.9 60.9 58.4 56.0 54.5 56.0 58.6 58.0 60.5 61.3 63.2 60.1
Work–Life Balance 15  of 16 -3.4  56.8 60.2 59.6 57.5 55.9 54.6 56.9 57.9 58.7 59.8 60.9 64.0 63.5
Support for Diversity 5  of 16 -4.8  62.3 67.1 64.1 62.3 61.9 59.9 59.8 61.0 60.7 64.8 63.6 63.3 65.6
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 14  of 16 -3.7  43.7 47.4 45.4 43.0 40.2 39.9 41.4 44.0 44.2 43.8 43.4 42.8 42.1
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)
3,661 ( 5.0% )

Average joined (2013-2017)
3,626

Workforce with less than three years of service
11.7%

Employees left (2017)
5,595 ( 7.6% )

Average left (2013-2017)
5,256


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