Agency Report

Economic Research Service

Best Places to Work Rank
out of 420 Agency Subcomponents

  415  

2019 Engagement Score
36.5

Change from 2018
-30.1 


Parent Agency
Department of Agriculture (Engagement Score: 56.5)
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
(2018‑19)
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Engagement Score 415 of 420 -30.1  36.5 66.6 74.6 70.7 72.7 72.3 72.3 71.4
Category Rank Change
(2018‑19)
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2005 2003
Effective Leadership 308  of 413 -11.6  54.2 65.8 69.3 65.9 68.1 64.2 64.7 66.2
Effective Leadership: Empowerment 376  of 413 -18.4  39.0 57.4 60.0 62.2 65.3 53.0 58.5 58.0
Effective Leadership: Fairness 335  of 413 -10.2  51.9 62.1 64.3 60.8 60.9 61.4 61.5 61.4
Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders 357  of 413 -20.5  38.1 58.6 65.1 60.3 61.2 58.1 58.5 55.6
Effective Leadership: Supervisors 56  of 413 -0.1  79.0 79.1 80.7 75.9 80.1 77.2 75.7 83.4
Employee Skills–Mission Match 152  of 415 -2.9  80.1 83.0 83.8 80.9 80.2 78.9 80.0 83.7
Pay 363  of 415 -3.9  54.5 58.4 63.8 53.7 58.2 56.0 54.6 64.1
Strategic Management 366  of 414 -6.7  52.4 59.1 61.8 60.5 67.0 61.6 54.2 59.8
Teamwork 206  of 414 -2.3  71.3 73.6 74.4 74.2 74.2 72.0 69.6 73.9
Innovation 93  of 414 -4.7  71.7 76.4 76.4 72.9 77.4 75.5 74.0 77.6
Training and Development 100  of 415 -5.9  70.0 75.9 75.6 72.4 75.5 74.4 69.4 73.8
Work–Life Balance 203  of 414 -3.0  64.6 67.6 74.8 73.3 74.0 72.5 67.5 72.7
Support for Diversity 81  of 414 -7.0  68.6 75.6 77.8 74.3 71.5 71.6 72.3 71.5
Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement 147  of 413 -7.7  54.1 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


Gender Demographics


Race/Ethnicity Demographics