Agency Rankings by Category

Effective Leadership: Empowerment

The Effective Leadership: Empowerment subcategory measures the extent to which employees feel empowered with respect to work processes and how satisfied they are with their involvement in decisions that affect their work.

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Rank Agency 2017 2016 Change (2016‑17)
1 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 70.5 68.1 2.4 
2 Department of Health and Human Services 55.2 51.9 3.3 
3 Intelligence Community 53.6 52.3 1.3 
4 Department of Transportation 52.9 50.5 2.4 
5 Department of Commerce 52.4 51.0 1.4 
6 Department of Labor 52.3 51.1 1.2 
7 Department of State 52.1 52.0 0.1 
8 Department of the Air Force 51.8 50.1 1.7 
9 Department of the Navy 51.6 48.4 3.2 
10 Department of the Army 50.9 46.8 4.1 
11 Department of Agriculture 50.5 47.9 2.6 
12 Department of the Interior 50.2 46.8 3.4 
13 Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and Department of Defense Field Activities 49.3 46.8 2.5 
14 Department of Justice 47.1 48.0 -0.9 
15 Department of the Treasury 44.7 42.5 2.2 
16 Social Security Administration 42.5 43.2 -0.7 
17 Department of Veterans Affairs 40.7 40.9 -0.2 
18 Department of Homeland Security 38.2 33.7 4.5 

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Quartile Key
Lower Quartile (0–25%) Below Median (25–50%) Above Median (50–75%) Upper Quartile (75–100%)

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