Best Places to Work in the Federal Governement 2007 (header image goes here)

Agency for International Development

General Information

Acronym: USAID

Mission: To promote economic growth, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of U.S. foreign policy. In collaboration with foreign governments, businesses and non-governmental organizations, the Agency for International Development operates health, democracy, agriculture and conflict prevention programs.

Headquarters: Washington, D.C.

Other Locations: Over 80 international missions.

Web site: http://www.usaid.gov

Human Resources Web site: http://www.usaid.gov/careers/

2007 Scores and Rankings

Category Score Rank (out of 31)
Overall Index Score 61.1 21
Best in Class Scores Score Rank (out of 31)
Employee Skills/Mission Match 79.2 13
Strategic Management 56.6 21
Teamwork 71.7 16
Effective Leadership 53.9 14
Performance Based Rewards and Advancement 52.6 9
Training and Development 56.2 21
Support for Diversity 64.9 8
Pay and Benefits 71.5 11
Family Friendly Culture and Benefits 47.4 13
Work/Life Balance 58.3 28
Scores by Demographic Score Rank (out of varied totals)
Female 61.0 6
Male 62.4 5
40 and Over 60.9 9
Under 40 61.7 7
Black or African-American 68.1 2
White 58.8 9

Workforce Size and Trends

Number of Employees in 2001: 1,734

Number of Employees in 2002: 1,727

Number of Employees in 2003: 1,694

Number of Employees in 2004: 1,714

Number of Employees in 2005: 1,784

Number of Employees in 2006: 1,759

Employees joined (2006): 49

Average joined (2002-2006): 79

Employees left (2006): 135

Average left (2002-2006): 122

Rookie ratio (percentage of workforce with less than three years of service): 5.0%

Demographics

Female: 52.93%

Male: 47.07%

American Indian: 0.2%

Asian: 5.1%

Black: 25.7%

Hispanic: 3.6%

White: 65.4%

Disabled: 3.0%

The Best Places to Work rankings — the most comprehensive and authoritative rating of employee engagement in the federal government — are produced by the Partnership for Public Service and American University’s Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation (ISPPI).


BEST PLACES TO WORK RANKINGS


BEST IN CLASS SCORES


SCORES BY DEMOGRAPHIC