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The United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the public health governmental agency in charge of assuring that the commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products in the United States is safe, healthy, and properly labeled and packed. More than 7,800 FSIS inspectors are assigned to about 6,200 federal slaughterhouses, food processing and import establishments. It inspects tens of billions of pounds of meat and poultry, as well as billions of pounds of egg products. Inspectors undertake antemortem and postmortem exams at slaughterhouses to prevent ill animals from being slaughtered. FSIS, which was founded on March 14, 1977, is headquartered in the Jamie L. Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, D.C., and employs 10,000 people.

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What departments USDA-FSIS employees work at?
other occupation46.9%
Farming / Fishing / Forestry13.1%
Management - Other9%
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Professional experience

How many years of experience do USDA-FSIS employees have before joining?
Years of experience at USDA-FSIS: Newcomers: 24%, Experiencers: 19%, Experts: 19%, Veterans: 38%. USDA-FSIS employees have 8+ years experience on average before joining.
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Where did USDA-FSIS employees work before joining?
Where they've worked before USDA-FSIS: Banfield, FDA, Peace Corps. Typical USDA-FSIS employees have worked at Banfield.
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Peace Corps
What industries did USDA-FSIS employees work in previously?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of USDA-FSIS: Public Administration, Executive Offices Companies, Colleges / Universities, Veterinary Companies, National Security. USDA-FSIS employees most likely come from a Public Administration industry background.
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Where did USDA-FSIS employees work before joining?
Past employers' size at USDA-FSIS: Small: 31%, Medium: 10%, Large: 59%. Most USDA-FSIS employees have previously worked at large companies.
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Educational background

What did employees at USDA-FSIS study?
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Where did employees at USDA-FSIS study?
George Mason University
Texas A&M University-Texarkana
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Employee data

How long do people stay in a role at USDA-FSIS?
Time employed at USDA-FSIS: <1: 7%, 1-3: 24%, 4-8: 29%, 9-13: 16%, 14-20: 10%, 20+: 14%. Most USDA-FSIS employees stay with the company for 4-8 years which is the same as the industry average.
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How does USDA-FSIS rank for age & gender diversity?
Gender ratio at USDA-FSIS: 58.9% Male and 41.1% Female. Age ratio at USDA-FSIS: 16-20: 0%, 21-30: 32%, 31-40: 33%, 41-50: 18%, 51-60: 11%, 60+: 6%. USDA-FSIS rates - 0.1% more female than the industry average. Most USDA-FSIS employees are 31-40, which is on par with the industry median age range.
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Career advancement

How does USDA-FSIS rank for career advancement?
Career advancement at USDA-FSIS: very low. USDA-FSIS ranks very low for career advancement which is below the industry average.
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What companies do USDA-FSIS employees go on to work at?
Future employers of USDA-FSIS: Consumer Product Safety Commission, FDA, United States Air Force, US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS), US Department of Veterans Affairs. People who work at USDA-FSIS most typically go on to work for the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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Consumer Product Safety Commission
United States Air Force
US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
US Department of Veterans Affairs