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 69.6 0.8 
2 Intelligence Community 61.8 63.6 -1.8 
3 Department of the Air Force 58.5 56.2 2.3 
4 Department of Commerce 56.9 57.9 -1.0 
4 Department of Transportation 56.9 55.5 1.4 
6 Department of State 56.4 56.7 -0.3 
7 Department of the Treasury 56.3 57.2 -0.9 
8 Department of the Navy 55.7 55.3 0.4 
9 Social Security Administration 55.6 54.8 0.8 
10 Department of the Army 53.7 52.2 1.5 
11 Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and Department of Defense Field Activities 53.4 52.9 0.5 
11 Department of Justice 53.4 52.3 1.1 
13 Department of Health and Human Services 53.3 51.4 1.9 
14 Department of Agriculture 53.2 52.8 0.4 
15 Department of Labor 53.0 50.9 2.1 
16 Department of the Interior 50.8 51.2 -0.4 
17 Department of Veterans Affairs 49.3 48.7 0.6 
18 Environmental Protection Agency 48.4 49.6 -1.2 
19 Department of Homeland Security 39.6 41.4 -1.8 

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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