Full rankings for small agencies and subcomponents delayed due to OPM privacy review

The Best Places to Work rankings are based almost entirely on data from the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Although OPM provided important government-wide and agency data from its 2017 survey, it withheld information on 186 small agencies and subcomponents until early December. This made it impossible for the Partnership to include these organizations in the 2017 rankings released on December 6. On December 5, OPM provided data for these additional agencies. The new data will be analyzed and revised rankings for small agencies and subcomponents will be released in early 2018. The initial decision to withhold information stemmed from an OPM review of its privacy policies, resulting in limiting the available data to agencies and work units with 300 or more respondents instead of 50 respondents.