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 66.6 64.1 2.5 
2 Intelligence Community 54.9 56.0 -1.1 
3 Department of Health and Human Services 52.5 49.8 2.7 
4 Department of Labor 52.4 49.9 2.5 
5 Department of State 52.1 51.3 0.8 
6 Department of the Air Force 50.0 50.4 -0.4 
7 Department of Justice 49.7 49.6 0.1 
8 Department of Commerce 48.7 47.6 1.1 
9 Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and Department of Defense Field Activities 48.4 47.0 1.4 
10 Social Security Administration 47.7 49.4 -1.7 
11 Department of the Navy 47.6 46.0 1.6 
12 Department of the Army 46.4 44.9 1.5 
13 Department of Transportation 46.2 44.7 1.5 
14 Department of the Treasury 45.4 44.4 1.0 
15 Department of Agriculture 43.7 39.5 4.2 
16 Department of the Interior 41.1 39.4 1.7 
17 Department of Veterans Affairs 40.3 38.5 1.8 
18 Department of Homeland Security 33.9 31.4 2.5 

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

Quartile Key
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