Agency Rankings by Demographic

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 is calculated using a proprietary weighted formula that looks at responses to three different questions in the federal survey. 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 2016 2015 Change (2015‑16)
1 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 74.6 73.1 1.5 
2 Intelligence Community 66.8 69.2 -2.4 
3 Department of Agriculture 64.1 62.3 1.8 
4 Department of Labor 60.3 56.7 3.6 
5 Department of Commerce 60.0 59.7 0.3 
6 Department of Health and Human Services 59.8 57.3 2.5 
6 Department of State 59.8 60.6 -0.8 
8 Department of the Navy 59.5 58.3 1.2 
9 Social Security Administration 59.4 58.9 0.5 
10 Department of Justice 58.9 59.5 -0.6 
11 Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and Department of Defense Field Activities 58.5 57.4 1.1 
11 Department of Transportation 58.5 57.2 1.3 
13 Department of the Treasury 57.2 56.8 0.4 
14 Department of the Air Force 57.1 57.5 -0.4 
15 Department of the Army 55.8 54.6 1.2 
16 Department of the Interior 54.8 53.3 1.5 
17 Department of Veterans Affairs 53.0 51.5 1.5 
18 Department of Homeland Security 49.3 46.9 2.4 

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

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