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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 Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 73.4 70.8 2.6 
2 Johnson Space Center (JSC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 73.0 72.2 0.8 
3 Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 72.7 69.3 3.4 
4 Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD), Department of Justice 72.5 74.6 -2.1 
5 Kennedy Space Center (KSC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 69.9 66.9 3.0 
6 Headquarters (NASA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 69.3 67.4 1.9 
7 Langley Research Center (LARC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 68.8 66.2 2.6 
8 Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), Department of the Treasury 67.9 66.9 1.0 
9 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Transportation 66.7 66.4 0.3 
10 Civil Division, Department of Justice 66.6 66.8 -0.2 
11 Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), General Services Administration 66.2 61.3 4.9 
12 Glenn Research Center (GRC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 66.0 64.3 1.7 
13 Ames Research Center (ARC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 64.5 60.1 4.4 
13 Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), Department of Defense 64.5 58.7 5.8 
15 Office of Inspector General (OIG), Department of Health and Human Services 64.0 58.2 5.8 
16 National Examination Program, Securities and Exchange Commission 62.9 55.4 7.5 
17 National Enforcement Program (SEC), Securities and Exchange Commission 60.7 54.9 5.8 
18 Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services 60.1 52.5 7.6 
19 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Department of Commerce 60.0 55.9 4.1 
20 Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Department of the Interior 59.9 52.7 7.2 
20 Office of the Solicitor (SOL), Department of Labor 59.9 57.7 2.2 
22 Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), Department of the Navy 59.8 0.0 
23 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Department of Labor 59.7 56.0 3.7 
23 National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services 59.7 56.3 3.4 
25 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services 59.2 57.1 2.1 
25 U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), Department of the Army 59.2 53.3 5.9 
27 Region 1 - New England (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 58.6 55.0 3.6 
28 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services 58.3 55.7 2.6 
29 HQDA Field Operating Agencies and Staff Support Agencies, Department of the Army 58.1 52.3 5.8 
29 Region 4 - Southeast (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 58.1 58.8 -0.7 
31 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Department of Justice 57.9 54.8 3.1 
32 Departmental Management (DA), Department of Agriculture 57.7 53.7 4.0 
33 U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (ASC), Department of the Army 57.3 51.6 5.7 
34 United States Coast Guard (USCG), Department of Homeland Security 57.1 55.8 1.3 
35 Region 3 - Mid-Atlantic (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 56.9 58.6 -1.7 
36 Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Health and Human Services 56.4 53.6 2.8 
37 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Labor 56.3 50.8 5.5 
37 Public Buildings Service (PBS), General Services Administration 56.3 50.2 6.1 
39 Bureau of the Fiscal Service (BFS), Department of the Treasury 56.0 50.5 5.5 
40 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), Department of Commerce 55.9 60.2 -4.3 
41 Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security 55.8 52.4 3.4 
41 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Department of the Army 55.8 51.8 4.0 
43 Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of Defense 55.7 46.3 9.4 
44 National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Department of Energy 55.6 53.0 2.6 
45 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Department of the Interior 55.4 52.9 2.5 
46 Office of General Counsel (OGC), Department of Housing and Urban Development 55.2 49.4 5.8 
47 Air Combat Command (ACC), Department of the Air Force 55.1 53.7 1.4 
48 Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Attorneys' Office (EOUSA), Department of Justice 55.0 54.9 0.1 
49 Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Department of Defense 54.8 50.2 4.6 
49 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Department of the Army 54.8 53.0 1.8 
51 U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC), Department of the Army 54.7 52.8 1.9 
52 Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Department of the Treasury 54.5 46.4 8.1 
53 Food Nutrition and Consumer Services (FNS), Department of Agriculture 54.4 47.0 7.4 
54 Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), Department of the Interior 54.2 48.9 5.3 
55 Power Marketing Administrations (PMA), Department of Energy 54.1 51.7 2.4 
55 Under Secretary for Management and Performance, Department of Energy 54.1 51.4 2.7 
57 Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), Department of the Navy 54.0 48.2 5.8 
58 Air Education and Training Command (ATC), Department of the Air Force 53.8 52.0 1.8 
58 Region 2 (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 53.8 46.6 7.2 
60 Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Department of the Navy 53.7 51.3 2.4 
61 Air Mobility Command (AMC), Department of the Air Force 53.6 54.1 -0.5 
61 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Department of the Interior 53.6 50.7 2.9 
63 Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), Department of the Interior 53.5 50.1 3.4 
64 Rural Development (RD), Department of Agriculture 52.9 46.8 6.1 
65 Deputy Commissioner for Budget Finance Quality Management, Social Security Administration 52.5 0.0 
66 Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Department of Labor 52.3 54.1 -1.8 
67 Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Department of Labor 52.1 50.7 1.4 
68 Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), Department of the Air Force 51.9 46.6 5.3 
68 Departmental Offices (DO), Department of the Treasury 51.9 54.0 -2.1 
68 Under Secretary for Science and Energy, Department of Energy 51.9 48.8 3.1 
71 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation 51.8 49.0 2.8 
71 U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMA), Department of the Army 51.8 44.9 6.9 
73 Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Department of the Navy 51.7 46.7 5.0 
73 U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Department of Justice 51.7 51.6 0.1 
75 Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Department of Labor 51.6 46.8 4.8 
75 Region 5 (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 51.6 45.5 6.1 
77 Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Department of Homeland Security 51.5 51.3 0.2 
78 Office of Housing (FHA), Department of Housing and Urban Development 51.4 46.7 4.7 
78 U.S. Atlantic Fleet - Commander In Chief (COMLANTFLT), Department of the Navy 51.4 0.0 
80 Federal Student Aid (FSA), Department of Education 51.2 50.2 1.0 
80 U.S. Army Civilian Human Resources Agency, Department of the Army 51.2 0.0 
82 Headquarters - Air Force Reserve Command (HQ AFRES), Department of the Air Force 51.1 48.2 2.9 
82 Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Department of the Navy 51.1 50.8 0.3 
84 Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), Department of Defense 51.0 50.2 0.8 
85 Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of the Interior 50.9 49.8 1.1 
86 Global Strike Command (AFGSC), Department of the Air Force 50.8 50.7 0.1 
87 Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), Department of the Treasury 50.7 48.4 2.3 
88 Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Energy 50.5 48.5 2.0 
89 Region 6 - South Central (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 50.4 49.4 1.0 
90 Assistant for Administration, Department of the Navy 50.2 49.0 1.2 
90 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce 50.2 46.7 3.5 
92 Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services 50.1 45.9 4.2 
92 Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Department of Justice 50.1 46.2 3.9 
92 Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), Department of Defense 50.1 45.7 4.4 
92 Office of Research and Development (ORD), Environmental Protection Agency 50.1 46.3 3.8 
92 Region 9 - Pacific Southwest (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 50.1 46.7 3.4 
97 Office of Air and Radiation (OAR), Environmental Protection Agency 49.7 51.0 -1.3 
97 U.S. Pacific Fleet - Commander In Chief (COMPACFLT), Department of the Navy 49.7 0.0 
99 Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), Department of Agriculture 49.6 41.0 8.6 
100 Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Department of the Air Force 49.5 48.5 1.0 
101 Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Department of Defense 49.3 41.3 8.0 
102 Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS), Department of the Navy 49.2 43.5 5.7 
102 Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Department of Labor 49.2 53.2 -4.0 
102 U.S. Mint (USM), Department of the Treasury 49.2 44.8 4.4 
105 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Department of the Interior 48.9 48.3 0.6 
106 Marine Corps (USMC), Department of the Navy 48.8 44.4 4.4 
107 Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), Department of Defense 48.5 44.9 3.6 
108 Office of the General Counsel, Social Security Administration 48.2 0.0 
109 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Justice 48.0 48.6 -0.6 
109 U.S. Trustees Program (USTP), Department of Justice 48.0 44.5 3.5 
111 Naval Medical Command (NAVMEDCOM), Department of the Navy 47.8 43.0 4.8 
112 Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services 47.5 43.4 4.1 
112 U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), Department of the Army 47.5 42.8 4.7 
114 Management Directorate (MGMT), Department of Homeland Security 47.3 44.1 3.2 
114 Office of Water (OW), Environmental Protection Agency 47.3 46.7 0.6 
116 International Trade Administration (ITA), Department of Commerce 46.9 46.2 0.7 
116 Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), Department of Housing and Urban Development 46.9 41.0 5.9 
116 Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH), Department of Housing and Urban Development 46.9 44.0 2.9 
119 U.S. Census Bureau (Census), Department of Commerce 46.8 41.1 5.7 
120 Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Department of Defense 46.7 43.9 2.8 
121 U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), Department of the Army 46.5 43.3 3.2 
122 Commander - Navy Installations (CNI), Department of the Navy 46.2 43.2 3.0 
122 National Park Service (NPS), Department of the Interior 46.2 41.7 4.5 
124 Indian Health Service (IHS), Department of Health and Human Services 46.0 42.5 3.5 
125 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security 45.8 39.9 5.9 
126 Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Department of the Interior 45.2 41.0 4.2 
127 Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA), Environmental Protection Agency 45.1 46.1 -1.0 
128 Missile Defense Agency (MDA), Department of Defense 45.0 44.5 0.5 
129 Central Office (VACO), Department of Veterans Affairs 44.5 41.4 3.1 
130 National Background Investigations Bureau (FISD), Office of Personnel Management 44.0 42.7 1.3 
131 Deputy Commissioner for Operations, Social Security Administration 42.8 0.0 
132 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of the Treasury 42.6 40.9 1.7 
133 Defense Health Agency (DHA), Department of Defense 42.5 41.5 1.0 
134 Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), Environmental Protection Agency 41.3 37.5 3.8 
134 U.S. Army Cyber Command/2nd Army, Department of the Army 41.3 0.0 
136 Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs 41.0 41.2 -0.2 
137 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Department of Homeland Security 40.6 33.3 7.3 
138 National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Department of Homeland Security 40.1 36.7 3.4 
139 Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP), Department of Labor 39.5 42.9 -3.4 
140 Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), Department of Justice 38.7 42.5 -3.8 
141 Defense Commissary Agency (DECA), Department of Defense 37.6 39.8 -2.2 
142 Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security 35.9 31.3 4.6 
143 Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs 33.7 36.4 -2.7 
144 Deputy Commissioner for Disability Adjudication and Review, Social Security Administration 32.4 0.0 
145 Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security 32.0 27.6 4.4 
146 United States Secret Service (USSS), Department of Homeland Security 28.7 26.9 1.8 
147 Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Department of Education 22.7 24.4 -1.7 

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