Agency Rankings by Category

Innovation

The Innovation category measures employee perceptions of efforts to improve the way work is done, including their own personal motivation to promote change and the support and rewards they receive for promoting new ideas.

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Rank Agency 2017 2016 Change (2016‑17)
1 Office of Inspector General (TVA) (OIG), Tennessee Valley Authority 86.6 85.5 1.1 
2 Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 83.4 82.0 1.4 
3 Johnson Space Center (JSC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 83.3 82.1 1.2 
4 Langley Research Center (LARC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 82.2 80.4 1.8 
5 Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 81.3 79.7 1.6 
6 Headquarters (NASA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 80.0 77.6 2.4 
7 Ames Research Center (ARC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 79.8 77.5 2.3 
7 Kennedy Space Center (KSC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 79.8 76.5 3.3 
9 Glenn Research Center (GRC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 78.8 77.1 1.7 
10 Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), Department of the Treasury 76.5 77.6 -1.1 
11 Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD), Department of Justice 76.1 76.4 -0.3 
12 Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services 75.6 71.1 4.5 
13 Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), General Services Administration 75.5 72.4 3.1 
14 Civil Division, Department of Justice 75.3 69.4 5.9 
15 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Transportation 75.0 76.5 -1.5 
16 Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), Department of Defense 74.9 71.0 3.9 
17 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Department of Commerce 74.3 72.2 2.1 
18 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services 73.9 71.4 2.5 
19 National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services 73.2 70.8 2.4 
19 Office of Inspector General (OIG), Department of Health and Human Services 73.2 68.4 4.8 
21 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services 72.8 71.5 1.3 
22 Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Department of the Interior 72.5 67.7 4.8 
23 Office of Research and Development (ORD), Environmental Protection Agency 71.9 68.2 3.7 
24 Region 1 - New England (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 71.7 69.8 1.9 
24 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Department of the Interior 71.7 69.2 2.5 
26 Region 4 - Southeast (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 71.5 68.8 2.7 
27 Departmental Management (DA), Department of Agriculture 71.3 68.1 3.2 
28 Bureau of the Fiscal Service (BFS), Department of the Treasury 70.7 64.7 6.0 
29 National Enforcement Program (SEC), Securities and Exchange Commission 70.5 67.0 3.5 
29 National Examination Program, Securities and Exchange Commission 70.5 66.0 4.5 
31 Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), Department of the Navy 70.4 64.8 5.6 
32 Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security 70.0 67.4 2.6 
33 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Department of Labor 69.8 67.0 2.8 
34 Food Nutrition and Consumer Services (FNS), Department of Agriculture 69.7 66.7 3.0 
35 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Department of the Interior 69.5 67.2 2.3 
36 HQDA Field Operating Agencies and Staff Support Agencies, Department of the Army 69.4 66.3 3.1 
37 U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (ASC), Department of the Army 69.3 66.0 3.3 
38 United States Coast Guard (USCG), Department of Homeland Security 69.2 68.1 1.1 
39 Region 3 - Mid-Atlantic (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 69.1 68.2 0.9 
40 Office of Water (OW), Environmental Protection Agency 68.9 67.3 1.6 
41 Departmental Offices (DO), Department of the Treasury 68.7 68.6 0.1 
42 Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Health and Human Services 68.4 66.0 2.4 
42 Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), Department of the Navy 68.4 0.0 
44 Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Department of Defense 68.1 63.5 4.6 
44 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Department of Justice 68.1 64.5 3.6 
46 Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Attorneys' Office (EOUSA), Department of Justice 68.0 66.5 1.5 
47 Power Marketing Administrations (PMA), Department of Energy 67.9 63.3 4.6 
47 Public Buildings Service (PBS), General Services Administration 67.9 64.2 3.7 
47 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Department of the Army 67.9 64.7 3.2 
47 U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), Department of the Army 67.9 63.0 4.9 
51 Office of the Solicitor (SOL), Department of Labor 67.7 69.1 -1.4 
52 Air Combat Command (ACC), Department of the Air Force 67.6 66.4 1.2 
52 Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), Department of Defense 67.6 66.9 0.7 
54 Air Mobility Command (AMC), Department of the Air Force 67.4 66.2 1.2 
55 Office of Air and Radiation (OAR), Environmental Protection Agency 67.2 66.8 0.4 
56 Management Directorate (MGMT), Department of Homeland Security 67.1 63.3 3.8 
57 Office of Housing (FHA), Department of Housing and Urban Development 67.0 63.2 3.8 
57 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Department of the Army 67.0 66.5 0.5 
59 Deputy Commissioner for Budget Finance Quality Management, Social Security Administration 66.9 0.0 
59 Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Department of the Navy 66.9 64.7 2.2 
61 Office of General Counsel (OGC), Department of Housing and Urban Development 66.8 64.7 2.1 
62 Air Education and Training Command (ATC), Department of the Air Force 66.7 64.6 2.1 
62 Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Department of Homeland Security 66.7 66.9 -0.2 
62 Global Strike Command (AFGSC), Department of the Air Force 66.7 64.5 2.2 
62 Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA), Environmental Protection Agency 66.7 66.3 0.4 
62 Region 6 - South Central (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 66.7 67.1 -0.4 
62 U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC), Department of the Army 66.7 65.4 1.3 
68 Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of Defense 66.6 60.3 6.3 
68 National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Department of Energy 66.6 63.9 2.7 
70 U.S. Pacific Fleet - Commander In Chief (COMPACFLT), Department of the Navy 66.5 0.0 
71 Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Department of Labor 66.4 64.4 2.0 
71 Region 5 (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 66.4 61.5 4.9 
73 Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Department of the Navy 66.3 64.1 2.2 
73 Region 9 - Pacific Southwest (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 66.3 63.2 3.1 
73 Under Secretary for Management and Performance, Department of Energy 66.3 64.1 2.2 
73 Under Secretary for Science and Energy, Department of Energy 66.3 62.8 3.5 
77 Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Department of Defense 66.0 62.5 3.5 
78 Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of the Interior 65.9 63.8 2.1 
79 Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), Department of the Air Force 65.7 60.3 5.4 
80 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce 65.6 66.2 -0.6 
81 U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMA), Department of the Army 65.5 61.7 3.8 
82 Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services 65.3 63.4 1.9 
82 Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), Department of the Interior 65.3 63.5 1.8 
82 Federal Student Aid (FSA), Department of Education 65.3 64.3 1.0 
82 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Labor 65.3 62.2 3.1 
86 International Trade Administration (ITA), Department of Commerce 65.2 61.3 3.9 
86 Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Energy 65.2 64.1 1.1 
88 Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), Department of Agriculture 65.1 59.7 5.4 
89 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Justice 65.0 65.0 0.0 
89 Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services 65.0 61.5 3.5 
89 U.S. Atlantic Fleet - Commander In Chief (COMLANTFLT), Department of the Navy 65.0 0.0 
92 Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), Department of the Interior 64.8 62.6 2.2 
92 U.S. Census Bureau (Census), Department of Commerce 64.8 59.8 5.0 
94 Office of the General Counsel, Social Security Administration 64.7 0.0 
95 Region 2 (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 64.5 60.1 4.4 
96 Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS), Department of the Navy 64.4 59.6 4.8 
96 Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH), Department of Housing and Urban Development 64.4 61.9 2.5 
98 Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Department of the Navy 64.3 62.2 2.1 
99 Headquarters - Air Force Reserve Command (HQ AFRES), Department of the Air Force 64.1 62.3 1.8 
100 Assistant for Administration, Department of the Navy 64.0 64.7 -0.7 
100 Rural Development (RD), Department of Agriculture 64.0 59.4 4.6 
102 Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), Environmental Protection Agency 63.7 58.6 5.1 
103 Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Department of the Air Force 63.6 62.6 1.0 
104 Marine Corps (USMC), Department of the Navy 63.5 59.1 4.4 
105 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security 63.4 59.8 3.6 
105 U.S. Army Civilian Human Resources Agency, Department of the Army 63.4 0.0 
107 Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Department of Defense 63.1 58.7 4.4 
108 Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), Department of Defense 63.0 60.2 2.8 
109 Missile Defense Agency (MDA), Department of Defense 62.9 63.0 -0.1 
109 Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Department of the Treasury 62.9 58.4 4.5 
109 U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Department of Justice 62.9 62.8 0.1 
112 Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Department of the Interior 62.8 59.6 3.2 
113 National Park Service (NPS), Department of the Interior 62.5 59.9 2.6 
113 U.S. Mint (USM), Department of the Treasury 62.5 59.5 3.0 
115 Indian Health Service (IHS), Department of Health and Human Services 62.3 59.6 2.7 
116 Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), Department of the Treasury 62.2 60.8 1.4 
116 U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), Department of the Army 62.2 59.4 2.8 
116 U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), Department of the Army 62.2 59.1 3.1 
119 Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Department of Justice 62.0 59.3 2.7 
119 Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), Department of Housing and Urban Development 62.0 58.4 3.6 
121 Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Department of Labor 61.9 59.4 2.5 
122 Commander - Navy Installations (CNI), Department of the Navy 61.8 58.3 3.5 
122 Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), Department of Defense 61.8 60.5 1.3 
124 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation 61.6 60.0 1.6 
125 Central Office (VACO), Department of Veterans Affairs 61.4 59.0 2.4 
126 Naval Medical Command (NAVMEDCOM), Department of the Navy 61.1 60.2 0.9 
127 Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Department of Labor 60.4 62.4 -2.0 
128 Deputy Commissioner for Operations, Social Security Administration 60.3 0.0 
129 U.S. Trustees Program (USTP), Department of Justice 60.0 58.5 1.5 
130 National Background Investigations Bureau (FISD), Office of Personnel Management 59.7 59.3 0.4 
131 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of the Treasury 59.3 58.3 1.0 
132 Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs 59.1 59.6 -0.5 
133 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Department of the Interior 58.8 57.3 1.5 
133 National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Department of Homeland Security 58.8 56.3 2.5 
133 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), Department of Commerce 58.8 61.1 -2.3 
136 Defense Health Agency (DHA), Department of Defense 58.7 58.2 0.5 
137 Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Department of Labor 58.3 58.8 -0.5 
138 U.S. Army Cyber Command/2nd Army, Department of the Army 58.2 0.0 
139 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Department of Homeland Security 56.3 50.5 5.8 
140 Defense Commissary Agency (DECA), Department of Defense 56.2 57.8 -1.6 
141 Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), Department of Justice 55.0 58.9 -3.9 
142 Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP), Department of Labor 53.0 56.1 -3.1 
143 Deputy Commissioner for Disability Adjudication and Review, Social Security Administration 52.8 0.0 
144 Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security 51.9 48.1 3.8 
145 Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs 51.8 53.0 -1.2 
146 Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security 49.7 46.3 3.4 
147 United States Secret Service (USSS), Department of Homeland Security 47.2 45.9 1.3 
148 Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Department of Education 45.5 45.6 -0.1 

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