Agency Rankings by Demographic

Black or African-American


The Best Places to Work rankings include results based on the index scores of demographic groups tracked in the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

The index score measures overall employee satisfaction and commitment. It is calculated using a proprietary weighted formula that looks at responses to three different questions in the FEVS. The more the question predicts intent to remain, the higher the weighting.

  • I recommend my organization as a good place to work. (Q. 40)
  • Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your job? (Q. 69)
  • Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your organization? (Q. 71)

Click on an agency’s name to view its full report. Use the column headings to sort the table.

Rank Agency 2015 2014 Change (2014‑15)
1 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 77.4 76.3 1.1 
2 Social Security Administration 71.8 67.7 4.1 
3 Department of Justice 71.4 68.4 3.0 
4 Department of Commerce 70.4 71.0 -0.6 
5 Department of Transportation 68.3 64.7 3.6 
6 Department of the Air Force 66.8 63.8 3.0 
7 Department of Health and Human Services 66.3 64.6 1.7 
8 Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and Department of Defense Field Activities 64.2 62.1 2.1 
9 Department of State 64.1 71.2 -7.1 
10 Department of Agriculture 63.3 63.3 0.0 
11 Department of the Navy 63.0 63.0 0.0 
12 Environmental Protection Agency 62.6 59.0 3.6 
13 Department of the Army 61.8 61.1 0.7 
14 Department of the Treasury 61.7 64.0 -2.3 
15 Department of Veterans Affairs 59.5 61.3 -1.8 
16 Department of Labor 56.4 52.6 3.8 
17 Department of the Interior 56.2 54.3 1.9 
18 Department of Homeland Security 48.9 49.9 -1.0 
Intelligence Community 0.0 

Not all agencies have data for demographic groups, due to small sample sizes. Explain this.

Quartile Key
Lower Quartile (0–25%) Below Median (25–50%) Above Median (50–75%) Upper Quartile (75–100%)

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