Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Permanent Workforce: 86,562     Temporary Workforce: 21,729     Total Workforce: 108,291

Workforce Composition
Total # Men Women Hispanic or Latino White Black or African American Asian Native Hawaiian/ Other Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Two or More Races Individuals with Targeted Disabilities

Permanent Workforce

86,562

56.07%

43.93%

6.14%

77.2%

10.99%

2.76%

0.13%

2.21%

0.55%

0.99%

Major Occupations:

                     

Forestry Technician

16,432

81.36%

18.64%

5.74%

88.52%

1.30%

0.71%

0.15%

3.06%

0.53%

0.23%

Biological Science Technician

6,181

59.10%

40.90%

3.93%

86.02%

3.66%

4.03%

0.37%

1.25%

0.74%

0.63%

Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sc

5,455

63.94%

36.06%

6.42%

82.64%

3.57%

5.11%

0.24%

1.63%

0.38%

0.60%

GS-14 and GS-15*

6,128

66.47%

33.53%

4.13%

78.62%

10.49%

5.39%

0.02%

1.06%

0.29%

0.72%

Senior Pay Level*

473

72.09%

27.91%

4.23%

78.65%

11.63%

3.17%

0.42%

1.27%

0.63%

0.63%

SES

362

68.23%

31.77%

4.14%

76.24%

13.81%

3.04%

0.28%

1.66%

0.83%

0.83%

First-Level Officials/ Managers

11,871

67.64%

32.36%

5.76%

84.74%

4.28%

1.50%

0.11%

3.14%

0.46%

0.41%

Mid-Level Officials/ Managers

6,950

64.04%

35.96%

4.78%

79.71%

8.96%

4.36%

0.04%

1.65%

0.49%

0.69%

Senior-Level Officials/ Managers

2,297

74.66%

25.34%

3.96%

80.84%

8.97%

4.83%

0.09%

1.00%

0.30%

0.61%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities Employment Trends

As of September 30, 2010, USDA employed 924 (0.85%) Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD). In order to have met the federal 2% participation rate goal, 2,166 IWTD were needed. This represents an increase of 41 employees over FY 2009 and a decrease of 85 employees since FY 2006. The participation rate for FY 2009 was 0.83% and for FY 2006 was 0.96%. Over the 5-year period USDA had a net decrease of 0.11% in the participation rate of employees with targeted disabilities.

FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010
# %* # %* # %* # %* # %*

Reportable Disabilities

6,899

 

6,070

 

5,703

 

5,572

 

5,932

 

Targeted Disabilities

1,009

14.63%

965

15.9%

893

15.66%

883

15.85%

924

15.58%

*The % of Targeted Disabilities in this table represents the # of employees with reportable disabilities that are targeted disabilities.

Women in Management*

As of September 30, 2010, USDA employed 38,030 Women in permanent positions. Women occupied only 25.34% of USDA's permanent senior level management positions. This represents an increase of 135 women in senior management positions since FY 2009 and an increase of 150 women since FY 2006.

WOMEN IN: FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010
# % # % # % # % # %

Permanent Workforce

37,676

43.37%

37,035

43.61%

36,968

43.78%

37,290

43.88%

38,030

43.93%

Senior Level Management

432

25.46%

425

26.32%

441

27.34%

447

27.82%

582

25.34%

Mid Level Management

1,461

31.41%

1,502

32.97%

1,555

34.23%

1,506

35.9%

2,499

35.96%

1st Level Management

1,476

24.26%

1,474

24.41%

1,472

24.4%

1,223

24.04%

3,842

32.36%

* Numbers represent permanent employees only.