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Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement

The Performance-Based Rewards and Advancement category measures the extent to which employees feel they are rewarded and promoted in a fair and timely manner for their performance and innovative contributions to their workplaces.

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Rank Agency 2017 2016 Change (2016‑17)
1 Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 70.5 68.0 2.5 
2 Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD), Department of Justice 69.6 70.6 -1.0 
3 Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), Department of the Treasury 69.1 67.2 1.9 
4 Johnson Space Center (JSC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 66.6 66.1 0.5 
5 Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 66.3 64.9 1.4 
6 Kennedy Space Center (KSC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 65.8 61.5 4.3 
7 Langley Research Center (LARC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 65.4 63.2 2.2 
8 Civil Division, Department of Justice 64.8 60.1 4.7 
9 Ames Research Center (ARC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 64.0 61.1 2.9 
9 Glenn Research Center (GRC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 64.0 61.4 2.6 
9 Headquarters (NASA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 64.0 60.6 3.4 
12 Office of Inspector General (OIG), Department of Health and Human Services 62.4 57.0 5.4 
13 Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), General Services Administration 61.6 56.8 4.8 
14 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Transportation 61.2 61.0 0.2 
15 Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), Department of Defense 60.8 55.7 5.1 
16 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), Department of Commerce 59.8 62.6 -2.8 
17 Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services 59.6 53.3 6.3 
18 Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Department of the Interior 57.6 51.0 6.6 
18 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services 57.6 56.0 1.6 
20 National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services 57.3 53.0 4.3 
21 Office of the Solicitor (SOL), Department of Labor 57.0 57.7 -0.7 
22 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services 56.8 55.8 1.0 
22 Region 4 - Southeast (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 56.8 54.7 2.1 
24 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Department of Commerce 56.7 54.0 2.7 
25 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Department of Labor 56.2 53.7 2.5 
25 National Examination Program, Securities and Exchange Commission 56.2 50.0 6.2 
27 Office of Research and Development (ORD), Environmental Protection Agency 56.0 51.2 4.8 
28 Region 1 - New England (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 55.9 52.5 3.4 
29 Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security 55.7 52.0 3.7 
30 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Department of Justice 55.6 51.3 4.3 
31 Bureau of the Fiscal Service (BFS), Department of the Treasury 55.5 48.6 6.9 
32 Office of General Counsel (OGC), Department of Housing and Urban Development 55.2 51.9 3.3 
33 Departmental Management (DA), Department of Agriculture 55.0 52.4 2.6 
34 Food Nutrition and Consumer Services (FNS), Department of Agriculture 54.5 51.1 3.4 
34 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Department of the Army 54.5 50.4 4.1 
36 Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Department of the Treasury 54.0 48.3 5.7 
37 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Department of the Interior 53.9 50.7 3.2 
38 Office of the General Counsel, Social Security Administration 53.7 0.0 
39 Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Health and Human Services 53.5 49.8 3.7 
40 Departmental Offices (DO), Department of the Treasury 53.3 53.1 0.2 
41 HQDA Field Operating Agencies and Staff Support Agencies, Department of the Army 53.1 47.7 5.4 
41 United States Coast Guard (USCG), Department of Homeland Security 53.1 52.4 0.7 
43 Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Attorneys' Office (EOUSA), Department of Justice 53.0 52.0 1.0 
44 Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Department of Defense 52.9 47.1 5.8 
45 Public Buildings Service (PBS), General Services Administration 52.7 48.8 3.9 
46 Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), Department of the Navy 52.2 46.9 5.3 
47 Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Department of Defense 52.1 48.9 3.2 
48 Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), Department of the Interior 52.0 46.6 5.4 
48 U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), Department of the Army 52.0 48.4 3.6 
50 Office of Housing (FHA), Department of Housing and Urban Development 51.7 46.0 5.7 
51 National Enforcement Program (SEC), Securities and Exchange Commission 51.6 47.6 4.0 
51 Office of Air and Radiation (OAR), Environmental Protection Agency 51.6 50.7 0.9 
51 Power Marketing Administrations (PMA), Department of Energy 51.6 46.5 5.1 
51 U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (ASC), Department of the Army 51.6 47.2 4.4 
55 Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), Department of the Navy 51.5 0.0 
55 Office of Water (OW), Environmental Protection Agency 51.5 49.8 1.7 
57 Deputy Commissioner for Budget Finance Quality Management, Social Security Administration 51.4 0.0 
58 Region 6 - South Central (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 51.3 51.0 0.3 
59 Region 3 - Mid-Atlantic (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 51.2 49.7 1.5 
60 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Department of the Interior 50.7 49.3 1.4 
61 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Labor 50.6 47.3 3.3 
61 Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Energy 50.6 47.5 3.1 
63 National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Department of Energy 50.5 48.1 2.4 
64 Assistant for Administration, Department of the Navy 50.3 47.8 2.5 
65 Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), Department of the Interior 50.1 47.2 2.9 
65 Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Department of the Navy 50.1 46.1 4.0 
67 Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Department of the Navy 50.0 46.2 3.8 
68 Under Secretary for Science and Energy, Department of Energy 49.9 46.7 3.2 
69 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Department of the Army 49.8 48.2 1.6 
70 Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Department of Homeland Security 49.6 51.9 -2.3 
70 Under Secretary for Management and Performance, Department of Energy 49.6 46.1 3.5 
72 Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Department of Labor 49.5 50.7 -1.2 
73 Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of the Interior 49.4 47.9 1.5 
74 Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), Department of Defense 49.3 46.8 2.5 
75 Management Directorate (MGMT), Department of Homeland Security 49.1 44.8 4.3 
75 Region 2 (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 49.1 46.3 2.8 
77 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce 49.0 46.2 2.8 
78 Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of Defense 48.9 43.7 5.2 
79 Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Department of Labor 48.8 45.0 3.8 
79 U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMA), Department of the Army 48.8 42.2 6.6 
81 Rural Development (RD), Department of Agriculture 48.7 41.5 7.2 
82 Region 9 - Pacific Southwest (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 48.6 46.4 2.2 
83 Air Combat Command (ACC), Department of the Air Force 48.3 46.2 2.1 
84 Air Education and Training Command (ATC), Department of the Air Force 48.2 44.9 3.3 
84 Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Department of Justice 48.2 44.3 3.9 
84 Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), Department of Housing and Urban Development 48.2 44.3 3.9 
84 U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC), Department of the Army 48.2 46.6 1.6 
88 Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Department of Labor 47.9 45.8 2.1 
89 Air Mobility Command (AMC), Department of the Air Force 47.6 47.9 -0.3 
90 Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services 47.5 44.9 2.6 
90 Federal Student Aid (FSA), Department of Education 47.5 46.1 1.4 
92 International Trade Administration (ITA), Department of Commerce 47.2 44.3 2.9 
92 Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Department of the Navy 47.2 44.4 2.8 
94 Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA), Environmental Protection Agency 47.1 48.0 -0.9 
95 Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), Department of Defense 47.0 46.5 0.5 
95 U.S. Atlantic Fleet - Commander In Chief (COMLANTFLT), Department of the Navy 47.0 0.0 
97 Global Strike Command (AFGSC), Department of the Air Force 46.9 45.8 1.1 
97 National Background Investigations Bureau (FISD), Office of Personnel Management 46.9 45.9 1.0 
97 Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services 46.9 43.4 3.5 
97 Region 5 (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 46.9 43.2 3.7 
101 U.S. Army Civilian Human Resources Agency, Department of the Army 46.8 0.0 
101 U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Department of Justice 46.8 46.5 0.3 
103 Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS), Department of the Navy 46.6 40.1 6.5 
104 Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), Department of Agriculture 46.5 39.6 6.9 
104 U.S. Mint (USM), Department of the Treasury 46.5 43.7 2.8 
106 U.S. Pacific Fleet - Commander In Chief (COMPACFLT), Department of the Navy 46.4 0.0 
107 Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), Department of the Air Force 46.2 42.4 3.8 
107 Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Department of Defense 46.2 44.9 1.3 
107 Headquarters - Air Force Reserve Command (HQ AFRES), Department of the Air Force 46.2 44.5 1.7 
107 Marine Corps (USMC), Department of the Navy 46.2 39.8 6.4 
111 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Justice 46.1 46.2 -0.1 
111 U.S. Census Bureau (Census), Department of Commerce 46.1 40.2 5.9 
113 Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), Environmental Protection Agency 45.9 42.0 3.9 
114 Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH), Department of Housing and Urban Development 45.8 43.5 2.3 
115 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of the Treasury 45.4 44.0 1.4 
116 Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), Department of Defense 45.1 41.0 4.1 
117 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security 45.0 39.5 5.5 
118 Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Department of the Air Force 44.9 44.0 0.9 
119 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation 44.8 42.1 2.7 
119 Missile Defense Agency (MDA), Department of Defense 44.8 45.7 -0.9 
121 Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Department of the Interior 44.2 41.3 2.9 
122 Indian Health Service (IHS), Department of Health and Human Services 44.0 39.2 4.8 
123 U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), Department of the Army 43.8 40.5 3.3 
124 Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), Department of the Treasury 43.6 41.9 1.7 
124 Central Office (VACO), Department of Veterans Affairs 43.6 41.9 1.7 
126 Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Department of Labor 43.5 43.4 0.1 
127 Deputy Commissioner for Operations, Social Security Administration 43.2 0.0 
128 National Park Service (NPS), Department of the Interior 42.8 39.7 3.1 
128 National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Department of Homeland Security 42.8 38.0 4.8 
130 U.S. Trustees Program (USTP), Department of Justice 42.7 42.6 0.1 
131 Commander - Navy Installations (CNI), Department of the Navy 42.3 37.7 4.6 
132 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Department of the Interior 41.5 40.5 1.0 
133 U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), Department of the Army 41.4 38.5 2.9 
134 Naval Medical Command (NAVMEDCOM), Department of the Navy 41.1 38.7 2.4 
134 Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP), Department of Labor 41.1 43.9 -2.8 
136 U.S. Army Cyber Command/2nd Army, Department of the Army 40.3 0.0 
137 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Department of Homeland Security 40.0 34.8 5.2 
138 Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs 39.6 40.1 -0.5 
139 Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs 37.9 39.3 -1.4 
140 Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), Department of Justice 37.8 41.5 -3.7 
141 Defense Health Agency (DHA), Department of Defense 37.6 37.5 0.1 
142 Defense Commissary Agency (DECA), Department of Defense 36.1 37.5 -1.4 
143 Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security 36.0 32.0 4.0 
144 Deputy Commissioner for Disability Adjudication and Review, Social Security Administration 34.0 0.0 
145 United States Secret Service (USSS), Department of Homeland Security 30.5 30.8 -0.3 
146 Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security 30.1 25.4 4.7 
147 Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Department of Education 29.3 30.6 -1.3 

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