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About FSA
Organizational Assessment

USDA Farm Service Agency's Organizational Assessment Study Final Report

In November of 2007, I shared with you that FSA hired KnowledgeBank, Inc. (KB) to conduct an independent organizational assessment of key areas at the National Headquarters and at the State offices. This Study has now been completed, and I am pleased to announce the release of the Final Report of the FSA Organizational Assessment. Our primary goal for engaging this Study was to gain an outside perspective on the unique challenges we face in FSA, and to obtain some well-grounded, yet "outside-the-box" thinking regarding various ways we can address those challenges in such a way that we can achieve greater efficiency and effectiveness in delivering our mission. (Read Full Lasseter Memo PDF 225kb)

There are a total of 52 findings and recommendations in the Final Report. A listing of the documents and a brief description of the contents of the Report are shown below.

Executive Summary

Contains a detailed summary of the Study process, as well as the findings and recommendations. (PDF 1.41mb)

Human Capital Workforce Profile

Includes a variety of demographic and trend data , such as staffing level trends, separation trends, and retirement trends and projections. (PDF 3.75mb)

Strategic Human Capital Report

Describes the current composition of FSA's workforce, and will assist us in workforce planning initiatives. (PDF 1.09mb)

Summary of Cross Cutting Issues

Details issues which cross functions and geographic locations. (PDF 736kb)

Benchmarking Report of Other Federal Agencies

Contains information regarding other Federal agencies that have either undergone a recent transformation or are in the process of significant reform; so that FSA may learn from their experiences. (PDF 735kb)


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