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 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 70.4 69.2 1.2 
2 Intelligence Community 61.4 61.6 -0.2 
3 Department of State 57.8 57.8 0.0 
4 Department of the Air Force 56.6 54.1 2.5 
4 Department of Commerce 56.6 58.4 -1.8 
6 Department of Health and Human Services 55.5 53.6 1.9 
7 Department of Labor 55.4 51.7 3.7 
8 Department of Justice 55.2 53.0 2.2 
9 Department of Transportation 54.6 52.2 2.4 
10 Social Security Administration 54.1 52.1 2.0 
11 Department of the Navy 54.0 52.9 1.1 
11 Department of the Treasury 54.0 53.8 0.2 
13 Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and Department of Defense Field Activities 53.6 52.3 1.3 
14 Department of the Army 52.0 50.1 1.9 
15 Department of Agriculture 51.9 50.6 1.3 
16 Environmental Protection Agency 50.8 49.8 1.0 
17 Department of the Interior 50.2 49.6 0.6 
18 Department of Veterans Affairs 46.7 46.2 0.5 
19 Department of Homeland Security 40.5 40.6 -0.1 

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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