2017 Best Places to Work Rankings

Participating Agencies and Agency Subcomponents

Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG)

Office of Cuba Broadcasting (BBG)

Voice of America (BBG)

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA)

Community Supervision Program (CSOSA)

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA)

Agricultural Research Service (USDA)

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA)

Departmental Management (USDA)

Economic Research Service (USDA)

Farm Service Agency (USDA)

Food Nutrition and Consumer Services (USDA)

Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA)

Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA)

Forest Service (USDA)

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (USDA)

National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA)

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA)

Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA)

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (USDA)

Office of the Chief Financial Officer (USDA)

Office of the General Counsel (USDA)

Office of the Inspector General (USDA)

Risk Management Agency (USDA)

Rural Development (USDA)

Department of Commerce (DOC)

Bureau of Economic Analysis (Commerce)

Bureau of Industry and Security (Commerce)

Economic Development Administration (Commerce)

International Trade Administration (Commerce)

National Institute of Standards and Technology (Commerce)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Commerce)

National Technical Information Service (Commerce)

National Telecommunications and Information Administration (Commerce)

Office of the Inspector General (Commerce)

Office of the Secretary (Commerce)

U.S. Census Bureau (Commerce)

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Commerce)

Department of Education (ED)

Federal Student Aid (ED)

Institute of Education Sciences (ED)

Office for Civil Rights (ED)

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED)

Office of Inspector General (ED)

Office of Management (ED)

Office of Postsecondary Education (ED)

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED)

Office of the Chief Financial Officer (ED)

Office of the Chief Information Officer (ED)

Office of the General Counsel (ED)

Department of Energy (DOE)

Bonneville Power Administration (DOE)

National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE)

Office of the Secretary (DOE)

Power Marketing Administrations (DOE)

Under Secretary for Management and Performance (DOE)

Under Secretary for Science and Energy (DOE)

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Administration for Children and Families (HHS)

Administration for Community Living (HHS)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (HHS)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS)

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (HHS)

Food and Drug Administration (HHS)

Health Resources and Services Administration (HHS)

Indian Health Service (HHS)

National Institutes of Health (HHS)

Office of Inspector General (HHS)

Office of the Secretary (HHS)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHS)

Customs and Border Protection (DHS)

Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DHS)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS)

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (DHS)

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DHS)

Management Directorate (DHS)

National Protection and Programs Directorate (DHS)

Office of Intelligence and Analysis (DHS)

Office of the Inspector General (DHS)

Office of the Secretary (DHS)

Science and Technology Directorate (DHS)

Transportation Security Administration (DHS)

United States Coast Guard (DHS)

United States Secret Service (DHS)

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Ginnie Mae (HUD)

Office of Administration (HUD)

Office of Community Planning and Development (HUD)

Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (HUD)

Office of Field Policy and Management (HUD)

Office of General Counsel (HUD)

Office of Housing (HUD)

Office of Policy Development and Research (HUD)

Office of Public and Indian Housing (HUD)

Office of the Chief Financial Officer (HUD)

Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (HUD)

Office of the Chief Information Officer (HUD)

Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (HUD)

Department of Justice (DOJ)

Antitrust Division (DOJ)

Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (DOJ)

Civil Division (DOJ)

Civil Rights Division (DOJ)

Criminal Division (DOJ)

Drug Enforcement Administration (DOJ)

Environment and Natural Resources Division (DOJ)

Executive Office for Immigration Review (DOJ)

Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Attorneys' Office (DOJ)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (DOJ)

Federal Bureau of Prisons (DOJ)

Justice Management Division (DOJ)

Office of Justice Programs (DOJ)

Office of the Inspector General (DOJ)

Tax Division (DOJ)

U.S. Marshals Service (DOJ)

U.S. Trustees Program (DOJ)

Department of Labor (DOL)

Bureau of International Labor Affairs (DOL)

Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL)

Employee Benefits Security Administration (DOL)

Employment and Training Administration (DOL)

Mine Safety and Health Administration (DOL)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (DOL)

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (DOL)

Office of Labor-Management Standards (DOL)

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (DOL)

Office of the Inspector General (DOL)

Office of the Secretary (DOL)

Office of the Solicitor (DOL)

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (DOL)

Veterans Employment and Training Services (DOL)

Wage and Hour Division (DOL)

Department of State (DOS)

Department of the Air Force (USAF)

25th Air Force (Air Force)

Air Combat Command (USAF)

Air Education and Training Command (USAF)

Air Force District of Washington (Air Force)

Air Force Elements, U.S. Special Operations Command (Air Force)

Air Force Elements, U.S. Strategic Command (Air Force)

Air Force Materiel Command (USAF)

Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (Air Force)

Air Force Space Command (USAF)

Air Force Special Operations Command (Air Force)

Air Mobility Command (USAF)

Air National Guard (Air Force)

Global Strike Command (USAF)

Headquarters (Air Force)

Headquarters - Air Force Reserve Command (USAF)

Installation and Mission Support (Air Force)

NORAD/U.S. Northern Command (Air Force)

Pacific Air Forces (Air Force)

U.S. Air Force Academy (Air Force)

U.S. Air Forces, Europe (Air Force)

Department of the Army (DA)

Chief of Staff of the Army (Army)

Field Operating Offices of Office of the Secretary of the Army (Army)

HQDA Field Operating Agencies and Staff Support Agencies (Army)

Joint Activities (Army)

Joint Services and DOD Activities Supported by HQDA (Army)

Network Enterprise Technology Command - 9th Army Signal Command (Army)

Office of the Chief of the National Guard Bureau (Army)

Office of the Secretary of the Army (Army)

U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (Army)

U.S. Army Audit Agency (Army)

U.S. Army Civilian Human Resources Agency (Army)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army)

U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (Army)

U.S. Army Cyber Command/2nd Army (Army)

U.S. Army Forces Command (Army)

U.S. Army Installation Management Command (Army)

U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (Army)

U.S. Army Materiel Command (Army)

U.S. Army Medical Command (Army)

U.S. Army North (Army)

U.S. Army Reserve Command (Army)

U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command (Army)

U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (Army)

U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (Army)

U.S. Army, Europe (Army)

U.S. Army, Pacific (Army)

U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command (Army)

U.S. Special Operations Command (Army)

Department of the Interior (DOI)

Bureau of Indian Affairs (DOI)

Bureau of Land Management (DOI)

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (DOI)

Bureau of Reclamation (DOI)

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (DOI)

National Park Service (DOI)

Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation, and Enforcement (Interior)

Office of the Inspector General (Interior)

Office of the Secretary (DOI)

Office of the Solicitor (Interior)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (DOI)

U.S. Geological Survey (DOI)

Department of the Navy (DON)

Assistant for Administration (Navy)

Bureau of Naval Personnel (Navy)

Commander - Navy Installations (Navy)

Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (Navy)

Marine Corps (Navy)

Military Sealift Command (Navy)

Naval Air Systems Command (Navy)

Naval Education and Training Command (Navy)

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (Navy)

Naval Medical Command (Navy)

Naval Sea Systems Command (Navy)

Naval Supply Systems Command (Navy)

Office of Naval Research (Navy)

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (Navy)

Strategic Systems Programs Office (Navy)

U.S. Atlantic Fleet - Commander In Chief (Navy)

U.S. Pacific Fleet - Commander In Chief (Navy)

Department of the Treasury (USDT)

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (Treasury)

Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Treasury)

Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Treasury)

Departmental Offices (Treasury)

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (Treasury)

Internal Revenue Service (Treasury)

Office of Inspector General (Treasury)

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (Treasury)

Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (Treasury)

U.S. Mint (Treasury)

Department of Transportation (DOT)

Federal Aviation Administration (DOT)

Federal Highway Administration (DOT)

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (DOT)

Federal Railroad Administration (DOT)

Federal Transit Administration (DOT)

Maritime Administration (DOT)

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT)

Office of the Inspector General (DOT)

Office of the Secretary (DOT)

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (DOT)

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Central Office (VA)

National Cemetery Administration (VA)

Office of Inspector General (VA)

Veterans Benefits Administration (VA)

Veterans Health Administration (VA)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Office of Administration and Resources Management (EPA)

Office of Air and Radiation (EPA)

Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (EPA)

Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (EPA)

Office of Land and Emergency Management (EPA)

Office of Research and Development (EPA)

Office of Water (EPA)

Region 1 - New England (EPA)

Region 10 - Pacific Northwest (EPA)

Region 2 (EPA)

Region 3 - Mid-Atlantic (EPA)

Region 4 - Southeast (EPA)

Region 5 (EPA)

Region 6 - South Central (EPA)

Region 7 - Midwest (EPA)

Region 8 - Mountains and Plains (EPA)

Region 9 - Pacific Southwest (EPA)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Office of Energy Market Regulation (FERC)

Office of Energy Projects (FERC)

Office of Enforcement (FERC)

Office of the Executive Director (FERC)

Office of the General Counsel (FERC)

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

General Services Administration (GSA)

Federal Acquisition Service (GSA)


Office of Administrative Services (GSA)

Office of Governmentwide Policy (GSA)

Office of Human Resources Management (GSA)

Office of Mission Assurance (GSA)

Office of the Chief Financial Officer (GSA)

Office of the General Counsel (GSA)

Office of the Inspector General (GSA)

Public Buildings Service (GSA)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)


Intelligence Community (IC)

Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Ames Research Center (NASA)

Armstrong Flight Research Center (NASA)

Glenn Research Center (NASA)

Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA)

Headquarters (NASA)

Johnson Space Center (NASA)

Kennedy Space Center (NASA)

Langley Research Center (NASA)

Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA)

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)

National Gallery of Art (NGA)

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

Employee Services (OPM)

Facilities, Security, and Emergency Management (OPM)

Healthcare and Insurance (OPM)

HR Solutions (OPM)

Merit System Accountability and Compliance (OPM)

National Background Investigations Bureau (OPM)

Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OPM)

Office of the Chief Information Officer (OPM)

Office of the Inspector General (OPM)

Retirement Services (OPM)

Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and Department of Defense Field Activities (DOD)

Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

Peace Corps

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)

Railroad Retirement Board (RRB)

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Division of Corporation Finance (SEC)

Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (SEC)

Division of Investment Management (SEC)

Division of Trading and Markets (SEC)

National Enforcement Program (SEC)

National Examination Program (SEC)

Office of Financial Management (SEC)

Office of General Counsel (SEC)

Office of Human Resources (SEC)

Office of Information Technology (SEC)

Office of Support Operations (SEC)

Small Business Administration (SBA)

Smithsonian Institution (SI)

Social Security Administration (SSA)

Deputy Commissioner for Budget Finance Quality Management (SSA)

Deputy Commissioner for Disability Adjudication and Review (SSA)

Deputy Commissioner for Operations (SSA)

Office of the General Counsel (SSA)

Office of the Inspector General (SSA)

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Don’t see the agency you are looking for?

The 2017 Best Places to Work rankings are based largely on data from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey that was conducted by the Office of Personnel Management this past spring.

While providing a government-wide overview and important information on the major agencies, OPM initially chose to withhold data on 186 small agencies and subcomponents compared to 2016 after a review of its privacy policies. OPM reversed its decision and provided the missing data on December 5.

As a result of this decision, the Partnership will revise the rankings for small agencies and subcomponents in early 2018.

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