Agency Report

Foreign Agricultural Service

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 415 Agency Subcomponents

  328  

2018 Engagement Score
56.6

Change from 2017
-6.9 


Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Engagement Score: 59.0)
Mission
To link U.S. agriculture to the world to enhance export opportunities and global food security.
Website
https://www.fas.usda.gov/

SCORES AND RANKINGS

Rank Change
(2017‑18)
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Engagement Score 328 of 415 -6.9  56.6 63.5 61.5 49.5 44.4 48.3 45.7 47.7 52.7 59.9 63.5 64.7 62.8
Category Rank Change
(2017‑18)
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 357  of 408 -3.7  50.4 54.1 55.0 44.9 44.9 47.6 46.6 47.0 48.1 50.3 53.9 51.4 50.3
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 354  of 408 -4.9  42.1 47.0 49.0 37.5 37.4 40.3 38.7 38.6 41.1 44.8 53.4 50.5 49.0
Effective Leadership: Fairness 350  of 408 -5.6  49.6 55.2 52.7 46.6 45.3 52.6 47.7 49.2 46.7 49.7 37.0 45.3 43.9
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 337  of 408 -6.7  40.0 46.7 45.4 29.7 31.9 34.4 34.3 33.1 36.0 39.7 48.5 38.5 42.8
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 341  of 408 0.8  65.3 64.5 68.7 63.0 61.3 62.0 62.4 63.9 64.4 63.9 68.0 67.9 61.7
Employee Skills–Mission Match 267  of 410 -2.3  77.3 79.6 78.8 73.5 73.5 75.3 70.7 72.2 69.4 74.0 78.0 80.6 78.1
Pay 339  of 410 -6.9  57.2 64.1 58.9 51.7 52.1 53.0 57.1 59.3 63.1 68.3 50.3
Strategic Management 352  of 409 -0.6  53.5 54.1 56.8 47.9 43.8 47.9 47.5 51.3 48.9 50.5 55.4 53.0 59.0
Teamwork 342  of 409 -3.0  65.0 68.0 67.9 59.4 61.7 61.5 59.4 65.6 60.9 72.0 71.2 68.7 65.0
Innovation 302  of 409 -0.8  62.8 63.6 62.0 53.5 53.5 57.2 54.3 58.3 61.2
Training and Development 259  of 410 -1.1  60.3 61.4 65.3 54.5 51.6 42.9 45.5 42.8 46.0 54.7 52.9 61.9 65.8
Work–Life Balance 309  of 409 -1.4  58.6 60.0 65.2 56.1 56.8 52.8 53.7 54.0 55.0 58.5 60.3 62.5 65.2
Support for Diversity 342  of 409 -7.3  55.5 62.8 60.6 56.1 54.8 57.3 56.7 59.0 62.6 66.2 69.8 67.4 65.1
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 347  of 408 -5.1  43.5 48.6 46.2 37.0 36.2 38.3 37.9 39.7 44.4 49.1 45.3 49.9 44.4
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)
37 ( 6.2% )

Average joined (2013-2017)

Workforce with less than three years of service
9.3%

Employees left (2017)
39 ( 6.5% )

Average left (2013-2017)
39


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