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Effective Leadership: Fairness

The Effective Leadership: Fairness subcategory measures the extent to which employees believe disputes are resolved fairly in their work units, whether employees believe arbitrary action and personal favoritism are tolerated and if employees feel comfortable reporting illegal activity without fear of reprisal.

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Rank Agency 2017 2016 Change (2016‑17)
1 Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 77.2 74.9 2.3 
2 Johnson Space Center (JSC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 76.9 76.9 0.0 
3 Kennedy Space Center (KSC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 76.5 73.2 3.3 
4 Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 75.0 72.7 2.3 
5 Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD), Department of Justice 74.1 79.7 -5.6 
5 Langley Research Center (LARC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 74.1 73.5 0.6 
7 Glenn Research Center (GRC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 73.0 72.4 0.6 
8 Civil Division, Department of Justice 72.4 71.1 1.3 
9 Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), Department of Defense 72.3 68.8 3.5 
10 Ames Research Center (ARC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 70.6 68.5 2.1 
11 Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), Department of the Treasury 70.0 69.8 0.2 
12 Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), General Services Administration 69.6 66.6 3.0 
12 Office of the General Counsel, Social Security Administration 69.6 0.0 
14 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Transportation 69.2 68.5 0.7 
15 Headquarters (NASA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 69.0 68.0 1.0 
16 Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of Defense 67.9 61.6 6.3 
16 Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Department of the Treasury 67.9 61.0 6.9 
18 Office of Inspector General (OIG), Department of Health and Human Services 67.0 64.4 2.6 
19 National Examination Program, Securities and Exchange Commission 66.6 61.7 4.9 
20 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Department of Labor 66.1 64.7 1.4 
21 HQDA Field Operating Agencies and Staff Support Agencies, Department of the Army 65.7 58.8 6.9 
22 U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (ASC), Department of the Army 65.3 58.9 6.4 
23 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Department of the Army 64.8 61.0 3.8 
24 United States Coast Guard (USCG), Department of Homeland Security 64.7 64.2 0.5 
25 Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), Department of the Navy 64.6 0.0 
25 Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), Department of the Navy 64.6 59.1 5.5 
27 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Department of the Interior 64.5 59.6 4.9 
28 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Department of Commerce 64.2 61.4 2.8 
29 Air Combat Command (ACC), Department of the Air Force 64.0 63.7 0.3 
29 Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Department of the Navy 64.0 61.2 2.8 
31 National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services 63.9 60.5 3.4 
32 U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), Department of the Army 63.8 60.7 3.1 
33 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), Department of Commerce 63.4 64.2 -0.8 
34 National Enforcement Program (SEC), Securities and Exchange Commission 63.3 57.6 5.7 
35 Under Secretary for Science and Energy, Department of Energy 63.2 58.8 4.4 
36 Air Mobility Command (AMC), Department of the Air Force 62.9 64.7 -1.8 
37 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Department of the Army 62.8 62.4 0.4 
38 Public Buildings Service (PBS), General Services Administration 62.7 59.3 3.4 
39 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services 62.4 60.5 1.9 
40 Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), Department of Defense 62.3 60.2 2.1 
40 Under Secretary for Management and Performance, Department of Energy 62.3 59.2 3.1 
42 Office of Research and Development (ORD), Environmental Protection Agency 62.2 57.8 4.4 
43 Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Department of the Navy 62.0 56.7 5.3 
44 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Labor 61.9 57.1 4.8 
44 Office of General Counsel (OGC), Department of Housing and Urban Development 61.9 57.8 4.1 
44 U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC), Department of the Army 61.9 60.6 1.3 
47 Departmental Management (DA), Department of Agriculture 61.8 56.9 4.9 
47 National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Department of Energy 61.8 59.6 2.2 
49 Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Department of the Interior 61.7 57.3 4.4 
49 Bureau of the Fiscal Service (BFS), Department of the Treasury 61.7 56.1 5.6 
49 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation 61.7 59.2 2.5 
52 U.S. Army Civilian Human Resources Agency, Department of the Army 61.6 0.0 
53 Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), Department of the Air Force 61.3 56.1 5.2 
53 Global Strike Command (AFGSC), Department of the Air Force 61.3 61.7 -0.4 
55 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services 61.2 61.3 -0.1 
55 Office of the Solicitor (SOL), Department of Labor 61.2 61.2 0.0 
57 Air Education and Training Command (ATC), Department of the Air Force 61.1 58.7 2.4 
57 Region 1 - New England (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 61.1 60.7 0.4 
59 Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services 61.0 58.5 2.5 
60 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Department of the Interior 60.8 58.0 2.8 
61 Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Energy 60.7 57.3 3.4 
62 Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security 60.3 56.4 3.9 
62 Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Attorneys' Office (EOUSA), Department of Justice 60.3 61.0 -0.7 
62 Region 3 - Mid-Atlantic (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 60.3 57.1 3.2 
65 Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Department of Defense 60.1 56.0 4.1 
66 U.S. Pacific Fleet - Commander In Chief (COMPACFLT), Department of the Navy 59.7 0.0 
67 Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS), Department of the Navy 59.6 57.4 2.2 
67 Departmental Offices (DO), Department of the Treasury 59.6 61.8 -2.2 
67 U.S. Atlantic Fleet - Commander In Chief (COMLANTFLT), Department of the Navy 59.6 0.0 
70 Assistant for Administration, Department of the Navy 59.5 50.8 8.7 
70 Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Department of Defense 59.5 56.7 2.8 
72 Power Marketing Administrations (PMA), Department of Energy 59.4 55.5 3.9 
73 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce 59.2 55.6 3.6 
74 Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), Department of the Interior 59.1 55.8 3.3 
75 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Department of Justice 59.0 57.0 2.0 
75 Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Department of Defense 59.0 51.8 7.2 
75 U.S. Trustees Program (USTP), Department of Justice 59.0 57.8 1.2 
78 Marine Corps (USMC), Department of the Navy 58.7 52.5 6.2 
79 Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Department of the Navy 58.5 56.1 2.4 
80 Headquarters - Air Force Reserve Command (HQ AFRES), Department of the Air Force 58.4 55.6 2.8 
81 National Background Investigations Bureau (FISD), Office of Personnel Management 58.2 57.5 0.7 
81 Region 4 - Southeast (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 58.2 54.5 3.7 
83 Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Health and Human Services 58.1 55.3 2.8 
83 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of the Treasury 58.1 57.9 0.2 
85 Deputy Commissioner for Budget Finance Quality Management, Social Security Administration 57.9 0.0 
86 Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Department of the Air Force 57.8 56.5 1.3 
86 Missile Defense Agency (MDA), Department of Defense 57.8 57.5 0.3 
88 U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), Department of the Army 57.6 54.6 3.0 
89 U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMA), Department of the Army 57.5 49.7 7.8 
90 Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), Department of the Interior 57.3 55.0 2.3 
90 Federal Student Aid (FSA), Department of Education 57.3 56.7 0.6 
92 Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Department of Labor 57.2 55.0 2.2 
93 Office of Air and Radiation (OAR), Environmental Protection Agency 56.9 58.1 -1.2 
94 Office of Water (OW), Environmental Protection Agency 56.8 57.2 -0.4 
95 Deputy Commissioner for Operations, Social Security Administration 56.5 0.0 
95 Region 2 (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 56.5 51.4 5.1 
97 Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Department of Labor 56.4 57.2 -0.8 
98 Central Office (VACO), Department of Veterans Affairs 56.2 53.6 2.6 
98 Naval Medical Command (NAVMEDCOM), Department of the Navy 56.2 55.1 1.1 
98 Region 5 (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 56.2 51.1 5.1 
101 Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services 56.1 52.5 3.6 
102 U.S. Census Bureau (Census), Department of Commerce 56.0 47.7 8.3 
103 Food Nutrition and Consumer Services (FNS), Department of Agriculture 55.5 49.7 5.8 
103 Region 9 - Pacific Southwest (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 55.5 52.3 3.2 
105 Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Department of the Interior 55.4 51.2 4.2 
106 Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Department of Labor 55.3 51.2 4.1 
107 Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), Department of Housing and Urban Development 55.1 56.0 -0.9 
108 Rural Development (RD), Department of Agriculture 54.8 51.5 3.3 
109 Office of Housing (FHA), Department of Housing and Urban Development 54.4 51.3 3.1 
110 Region 6 - South Central (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 54.1 52.0 2.1 
111 Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Department of Labor 53.9 55.5 -1.6 
112 U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Department of Justice 53.8 52.5 1.3 
113 U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), Department of the Army 53.6 50.0 3.6 
114 National Park Service (NPS), Department of the Interior 53.5 49.6 3.9 
114 Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of the Interior 53.5 52.7 0.8 
116 Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), Department of Defense 53.4 53.0 0.4 
116 Defense Health Agency (DHA), Department of Defense 53.4 52.3 1.1 
118 International Trade Administration (ITA), Department of Commerce 53.2 51.5 1.7 
119 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Justice 53.0 53.7 -0.7 
120 U.S. Army Cyber Command/2nd Army, Department of the Army 52.9 0.0 
121 Deputy Commissioner for Disability Adjudication and Review, Social Security Administration 52.6 0.0 
122 Commander - Navy Installations (CNI), Department of the Navy 52.4 52.4 0.0 
123 U.S. Mint (USM), Department of the Treasury 52.2 49.3 2.9 
124 Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Department of Justice 52.1 49.1 3.0 
125 Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), Department of the Treasury 51.9 52.2 -0.3 
125 Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), Department of Defense 51.9 49.1 2.8 
127 Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH), Department of Housing and Urban Development 51.8 48.9 2.9 
128 Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services 51.7 49.6 2.1 
129 Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), Department of Agriculture 51.6 46.6 5.0 
130 Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs 50.8 51.2 -0.4 
131 Management Directorate (MGMT), Department of Homeland Security 50.5 50.3 0.2 
132 Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP), Department of Labor 49.3 49.7 -0.4 
133 Indian Health Service (IHS), Department of Health and Human Services 49.1 46.4 2.7 
134 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security 49.0 46.3 2.7 
135 Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), Department of Justice 48.8 51.8 -3.0 
135 Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA), Environmental Protection Agency 48.8 48.2 0.6 
137 Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Department of Homeland Security 47.9 52.7 -4.8 
137 Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs 47.9 48.5 -0.6 
139 National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Department of Homeland Security 47.8 41.8 6.0 
140 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Department of Homeland Security 47.5 41.2 6.3 
141 Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security 46.8 42.2 4.6 
142 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Department of the Interior 45.9 44.7 1.2 
143 Defense Commissary Agency (DECA), Department of Defense 45.4 42.7 2.7 
144 Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), Environmental Protection Agency 44.3 43.1 1.2 
145 Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Department of Education 41.7 41.7 0.0 
146 Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security 39.7 33.9 5.8 
147 United States Secret Service (USSS), Department of Homeland Security 33.4 33.3 0.1 

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