Agency Report

Agricultural Research Service

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 415 Agency Subcomponents

  244  

2018 Engagement Score
62.2

Change from 2017
-2.8 


Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Engagement Score: 59.0)
Mission
To conduct research to develop and transfer solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority and provide information access and dissemination.
Website
http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/main.htm

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2017‑18)
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Engagement Score 244 of 415 -2.8  62.2 65.0 62.9 59.5 61.6 62.0 63.2 61.7 65.3 65.8 60.8 67.6 64.8
Category Rank Change
(2017‑18)
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 261  of 408 -0.8  56.0 56.8 54.6 51.4 53.3 55.4 52.8 52.4 53.5 54.9 50.7 56.2 56.0
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 261  of 408 -1.8  49.5 51.3 50.2 44.7 46.6 47.8 46.3 47.8 47.9 52.1 50.3 52.2 49.5
Effective Leadership: Fairness 189  of 408 -0.1  59.8 59.9 56.8 54.9 56.3 57.5 55.4 54.0 55.5 55.5 45.5 52.7 54.5
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 310  of 408 -2.0  43.3 45.3 43.0 39.3 41.6 46.8 41.9 42.7 45.6 46.2 41.9 49.8 48.8
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 234  of 408 0.5  70.0 69.5 67.5 65.1 66.8 66.7 65.5 63.6 63.3 64.6 62.2 66.5 67.3
Employee Skills–Mission Match 119  of 410 0.5  80.7 80.2 79.3 77.7 79.4 79.9 80.5 79.5 79.3 80.2 76.9 79.1 80.2
Pay 357  of 410 1.0  55.5 54.5 55.2 50.3 52.8 49.8 57.5 57.2 62.0 61.6 56.6
Strategic Management 359  of 409 1.6  53.2 51.6 51.9 48.9 50.7 52.4 52.5 53.5 55.9 59.9 57.2 59.4 61.7
Teamwork 316  of 409 -0.9  66.3 67.2 64.4 62.8 63.3 64.3 64.1 60.8 62.6 71.1 66.4 73.5 71.4
Innovation 190  of 409 -0.8  66.9 67.7 65.9 63.6 65.2 65.4 67.5 68.5 69.0
Training and Development 206  of 410 -0.3  62.7 63.0 61.1 57.6 58.6 58.8 59.6 58.9 61.5 64.9 61.4 68.0 64.6
Work–Life Balance 251  of 409 -1.4  61.8 63.2 63.2 60.6 59.9 59.7 60.4 62.0 64.2 67.0 64.6 68.5 70.2
Support for Diversity 88  of 409 -0.6  67.2 67.8 66.2 62.8 66.4 65.6 63.8 64.3 64.0 68.5 64.3 65.0 67.3
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 257  of 408 -1.3  47.8 49.1 47.5 44.4 45.8 47.3 49.9 49.7 51.2 53.6 48.4 46.2 46.7
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)
130 ( 2.4% )

Average joined (2013-2017)
194

Workforce with less than three years of service
8.7%

Employees left (2017)
377 ( 7.0% )

Average left (2013-2017)
368


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Race/Ethnicity Demographics