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 65.6 64.0 1.6 
2 Intelligence Community 52.2 52.2 0.0 
3 Department of State 51.6 51.2 0.4 
4 Department of the Air Force 50.1 47.4 2.7 
5 Department of Health and Human Services 49.1 47.2 1.9 
6 Department of Commerce 49.0 51.9 -2.9 
7 Department of Transportation 48.9 46.2 2.7 
8 Department of Justice 48.8 45.9 2.9 
9 Department of Labor 47.9 43.6 4.3 
10 Department of the Navy 46.9 45.2 1.7 
11 Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and Department of Defense Field Activities 46.2 44.2 2.0 
12 Department of the Army 45.7 44.0 1.7 
13 Department of the Interior 44.9 43.7 1.2 
14 Department of Agriculture 44.7 41.7 3.0 
15 Social Security Administration 44.4 42.2 2.2 
16 Environmental Protection Agency 43.7 41.3 2.4 
17 Department of the Treasury 41.4 41.5 -0.1 
18 Department of Veterans Affairs 39.1 39.2 -0.1 
19 Department of Homeland Security 31.2 31.7 -0.5 

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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