Agency Report

Rural Development

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 420 Agency Subcomponents

  364  

2019 Engagement Score
52.7

Change from 2018
-0.1 


Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Engagement Score: 56.5)
Mission
To help improve the economy and quality of life in rural America.
Website
https://www.rd.usda.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2018‑19)
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Engagement Score 364 of 420 -0.1  52.7 52.8 67.7 60.7 61.0 55.6 50.5 56.5
Category Rank Change
(2018‑19)
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 367  of 413 -1.1  48.9 50.0 57.9 53.6 52.1 48.2 47.5 48.4
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 367  of 413 0.2  40.4 40.2 52.9 46.8 45.4 39.7 39.0 40.2
Effective Leadership: Fairness 355  of 413 0.4  50.2 49.8 54.8 51.5 49.1 46.5 45.2 47.3
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 363  of 413 -1.6  36.6 38.2 48.9 44.7 41.9 38.7 39.1 40.6
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 354  of 413 -1.7  65.0 66.7 70.8 67.0 67.2 62.7 61.3 60.8
Employee Skills–Mission Match 315  of 415 -1.3  76.4 77.7 82.2 79.9 79.5 76.6 76.5 78.0
Pay 302  of 415 2.2  59.5 57.3 63.1 58.4 60.3 55.9 48.9 58.8
Strategic Management 388  of 414 -1.2  49.1 50.3 55.9 52.9 51.6 46.1 45.3 46.5
Teamwork 379  of 414 -0.5  62.9 63.4 68.8 65.2 64.9 61.1 61.3 61.6
Innovation 369  of 414 0.2  58.7 58.5 64.0 59.4 59.7 53.7 54.8 55.5
Training and Development 396  of 415 -1.7  49.5 51.2 59.4 56.7 56.6 48.1 45.3 46.1
Work–Life Balance 383  of 414 0.9  52.9 52.0 60.2 57.7 56.5 51.9 48.4 49.6
Support for Diversity 337  of 414 -2.2  56.0 58.2 66.6 62.2 62.6 57.3 54.7 57.0
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 380  of 413 1.8  40.0 38.2 48.7 41.5 44.2 34.2 34.1 36.6
Quartile Key
Lower Quartile (0–25%) Below Median (25–50%) Above Median (50–75%) Upper Quartile (75–100%)