Agency Rankings by Category

Strategic Management

The Strategic Management category measures the extent to which employees believe that management ensures they have the necessary skills and abilities to do their jobs, is successful at hiring new employees with the necessary skills to help the organization and works to achieve the organizational goals with targeted personnel strategies and performance management.

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Rank Agency 2017 2016 Change (2016‑17)
1 Office of Inspector General (TVA) (OIG), Tennessee Valley Authority 88.6 87.5 1.1 
2 Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), Department of the Treasury 75.8 77.5 -1.7 
3 Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD), Department of Justice 74.6 77.3 -2.7 
4 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Transportation 71.0 70.9 0.1 
5 Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 70.6 68.0 2.6 
6 Civil Division, Department of Justice 70.5 68.4 2.1 
7 Headquarters (NASA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 70.4 68.4 2.0 
8 Johnson Space Center (JSC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 70.0 68.2 1.8 
9 Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 69.8 67.9 1.9 
10 Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), Department of Defense 69.3 65.7 3.6 
11 Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), General Services Administration 69.2 66.2 3.0 
11 Kennedy Space Center (KSC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 69.2 68.4 0.8 
13 National Examination Program, Securities and Exchange Commission 69.0 66.3 2.7 
14 Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services 68.1 63.0 5.1 
14 Office of Inspector General (OIG), Department of Health and Human Services 68.1 62.0 6.1 
16 Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Department of the Interior 67.7 60.8 6.9 
17 Office of the Solicitor (SOL), Department of Labor 66.6 67.5 -0.9 
18 National Enforcement Program (SEC), Securities and Exchange Commission 66.4 65.5 0.9 
19 Glenn Research Center (GRC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 66.3 62.5 3.8 
20 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Department of Labor 65.9 64.3 1.6 
21 National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services 65.2 63.5 1.7 
22 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), Department of Commerce 65.1 68.3 -3.2 
23 Langley Research Center (LARC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 64.9 63.1 1.8 
24 Region 3 - Mid-Atlantic (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 64.8 59.3 5.5 
25 Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Department of the Treasury 64.7 60.3 4.4 
25 Region 4 - Southeast (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 64.7 62.2 2.5 
27 Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), Department of the Navy 64.3 0.0 
27 Office of the General Counsel, Social Security Administration 64.3 0.0 
29 Bureau of the Fiscal Service (BFS), Department of the Treasury 64.0 59.9 4.1 
29 Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security 64.0 61.5 2.5 
29 Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Health and Human Services 64.0 62.3 1.7 
32 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services 63.5 62.9 0.6 
33 Public Buildings Service (PBS), General Services Administration 62.7 59.3 3.4 
34 U.S. Army Civilian Human Resources Agency, Department of the Army 62.6 0.0 
35 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services 62.5 62.2 0.3 
36 Food Nutrition and Consumer Services (FNS), Department of Agriculture 62.2 60.8 1.4 
37 Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Department of Defense 61.7 54.7 7.0 
38 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Labor 61.6 59.8 1.8 
39 National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Department of Energy 61.5 59.1 2.4 
40 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Department of Commerce 61.3 59.5 1.8 
41 Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Department of Labor 60.8 62.1 -1.3 
42 HQDA Field Operating Agencies and Staff Support Agencies, Department of the Army 60.6 58.4 2.2 
43 Office of Air and Radiation (OAR), Environmental Protection Agency 60.5 54.6 5.9 
44 Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Department of Defense 60.4 58.8 1.6 
45 Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Department of Labor 60.3 59.6 0.7 
46 Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), Department of the Interior 60.2 54.3 5.9 
46 U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (ASC), Department of the Army 60.2 57.6 2.6 
48 Departmental Offices (DO), Department of the Treasury 60.0 63.2 -3.2 
48 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Department of the Army 60.0 57.5 2.5 
50 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Department of Justice 59.7 58.3 1.4 
51 Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Attorneys' Office (EOUSA), Department of Justice 59.6 61.6 -2.0 
52 U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), Department of the Army 59.5 58.3 1.2 
53 Departmental Management (DA), Department of Agriculture 59.1 59.9 -0.8 
54 Power Marketing Administrations (PMA), Department of Energy 58.9 57.6 1.3 
54 United States Coast Guard (USCG), Department of Homeland Security 58.9 58.4 0.5 
56 Assistant for Administration, Department of the Navy 58.8 57.2 1.6 
57 Missile Defense Agency (MDA), Department of Defense 58.7 60.6 -1.9 
57 Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Energy 58.7 58.4 0.3 
57 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Department of the Army 58.7 56.7 2.0 
60 Office of General Counsel (OGC), Department of Housing and Urban Development 58.4 57.8 0.6 
61 Region 5 (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 58.3 52.8 5.5 
62 Ames Research Center (ARC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration 58.1 56.6 1.5 
62 Deputy Commissioner for Budget Finance Quality Management, Social Security Administration 58.1 0.0 
62 Region 1 - New England (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 58.1 54.7 3.4 
65 Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Department of Labor 57.9 61.1 -3.2 
65 Region 9 - Pacific Southwest (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 57.9 55.2 2.7 
67 Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), Department of Defense 57.6 57.0 0.6 
68 Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS), Department of the Navy 57.5 51.6 5.9 
68 Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), Department of the Navy 57.5 54.3 3.2 
70 Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), Department of the Interior 57.4 54.8 2.6 
71 International Trade Administration (ITA), Department of Commerce 57.3 56.8 0.5 
72 Under Secretary for Science and Energy, Department of Energy 57.2 56.7 0.5 
73 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Justice 57.1 57.7 -0.6 
74 Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Department of Labor 57.0 52.6 4.4 
74 Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Department of Homeland Security 57.0 58.6 -1.6 
74 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Department of the Interior 57.0 55.5 1.5 
74 Under Secretary for Management and Performance, Department of Energy 57.0 56.4 0.6 
78 Office of Housing (FHA), Department of Housing and Urban Development 56.9 52.9 4.0 
78 U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC), Department of the Army 56.9 55.4 1.5 
80 Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), Department of Defense 56.7 55.7 1.0 
81 Region 2 (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 56.5 52.6 3.9 
82 Region 6 - South Central (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency 56.4 57.5 -1.1 
83 Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Department of Justice 56.3 54.9 1.4 
83 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Department of the Interior 56.3 54.8 1.5 
85 Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services 56.2 57.2 -1.0 
85 Air Education and Training Command (ATC), Department of the Air Force 56.2 54.8 1.4 
85 Federal Student Aid (FSA), Department of Education 56.2 56.0 0.2 
85 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce 56.2 52.4 3.8 
89 Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of the Interior 56.1 56.7 -0.6 
90 Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), Department of the Treasury 56.0 54.6 1.4 
90 Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Department of the Navy 56.0 52.9 3.1 
92 Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Department of the Navy 55.9 54.8 1.1 
92 Rural Development (RD), Department of Agriculture 55.9 52.9 3.0 
94 Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Department of the Navy 55.6 54.7 0.9 
95 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation 55.5 54.0 1.5 
95 Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), Department of Housing and Urban Development 55.5 49.8 5.7 
95 U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Department of Justice 55.5 57.0 -1.5 
98 U.S. Pacific Fleet - Commander In Chief (COMPACFLT), Department of the Navy 55.4 0.0 
99 National Background Investigations Bureau (FISD), Office of Personnel Management 55.1 55.6 -0.5 
100 Air Combat Command (ACC), Department of the Air Force 54.8 53.4 1.4 
100 Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), Department of the Air Force 54.8 48.8 6.0 
100 U.S. Atlantic Fleet - Commander In Chief (COMLANTFLT), Department of the Navy 54.8 0.0 
103 Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services 54.7 53.1 1.6 
104 Deputy Commissioner for Operations, Social Security Administration 54.5 0.0 
105 U.S. Census Bureau (Census), Department of Commerce 54.4 49.7 4.7 
106 Marine Corps (USMC), Department of the Navy 54.1 49.2 4.9 
106 Office of Water (OW), Environmental Protection Agency 54.1 51.5 2.6 
106 U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), Department of the Army 54.1 53.2 0.9 
109 Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of Defense 54.0 49.9 4.1 
109 U.S. Mint (USM), Department of the Treasury 54.0 52.9 1.1 
111 Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Department of the Air Force 53.9 53.2 0.7 
111 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security 53.9 48.4 5.5 
113 Air Mobility Command (AMC), Department of the Air Force 53.8 56.5 -2.7 
114 Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), Department of Defense 53.7 51.1 2.6 
115 Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), Environmental Protection Agency 53.6 46.8 6.8 
115 U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMA), Department of the Army 53.6 48.0 5.6 
117 Naval Medical Command (NAVMEDCOM), Department of the Navy 53.4 51.2 2.2 
118 Global Strike Command (AFGSC), Department of the Air Force 53.3 52.3 1.0 
118 Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), Department of Agriculture 53.3 46.8 6.5 
120 Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH), Department of Housing and Urban Development 53.1 51.4 1.7 
121 U.S. Trustees Program (USTP), Department of Justice 53.0 54.1 -1.1 
122 Headquarters - Air Force Reserve Command (HQ AFRES), Department of the Air Force 52.9 52.5 0.4 
122 Indian Health Service (IHS), Department of Health and Human Services 52.9 49.1 3.8 
124 Office of Research and Development (ORD), Environmental Protection Agency 52.8 49.7 3.1 
125 Management Directorate (MGMT), Department of Homeland Security 52.6 48.8 3.8 
126 Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP), Department of Labor 52.5 55.1 -2.6 
127 Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs 52.4 53.1 -0.7 
128 Central Office (VACO), Department of Veterans Affairs 52.3 50.2 2.1 
128 Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Department of Education 52.3 53.7 -1.4 
130 Commander - Navy Installations (CNI), Department of the Navy 51.6 49.3 2.3 
130 Deputy Commissioner for Disability Adjudication and Review, Social Security Administration 51.6 0.0 
130 Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs 51.6 54.6 -3.0 
133 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of the Treasury 51.3 49.9 1.4 
134 Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Department of Defense 51.1 50.2 0.9 
135 U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), Department of the Army 50.5 47.3 3.2 
136 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Department of the Interior 49.5 50.6 -1.1 
137 Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Department of the Interior 49.4 46.7 2.7 
138 National Park Service (NPS), Department of the Interior 48.6 45.3 3.3 
139 Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA), Environmental Protection Agency 48.5 47.8 0.7 
140 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Department of Homeland Security 48.3 42.0 6.3 
140 National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Department of Homeland Security 48.3 44.6 3.7 
142 Defense Health Agency (DHA), Department of Defense 48.1 51.1 -3.0 
143 Defense Commissary Agency (DECA), Department of Defense 47.2 46.7 0.5 
143 Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), Department of Justice 47.2 50.8 -3.6 
145 U.S. Army Cyber Command/2nd Army, Department of the Army 47.1 0.0 
146 Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security 44.4 40.6 3.8 
147 Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security 44.0 40.8 3.2 
148 United States Secret Service (USSS), Department of Homeland Security 35.8 35.5 0.3 

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