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 67.5 66.2 1.3 
2 Intelligence Community 66.9 66.5 0.4 
3 Social Security Administration 61.7 60.5 1.2 
4 Environmental Protection Agency 61.0 60.5 0.5 
5 Department of Commerce 60.9 63.0 -2.1 
6 Department of State 60.6 62.9 -2.3 
7 Department of Labor 60.3 57.8 2.5 
8 Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and Department of Defense Field Activities 58.6 55.8 2.8 
9 Department of Health and Human Services 58.3 56.4 1.9 
10 Department of Justice 58.2 56.7 1.5 
11 Department of Transportation 57.6 56.8 0.8 
12 Department of the Interior 57.1 56.0 1.1 
13 Department of Agriculture 56.7 55.4 1.3 
14 Department of the Air Force 56.2 52.1 4.1 
15 Department of the Navy 55.0 52.8 2.2 
16 Department of the Army 54.6 50.4 4.2 
17 Department of the Treasury 52.5 53.1 -0.6 
18 Department of Homeland Security 47.0 47.1 -0.1 
19 Department of Veterans Affairs 46.2 44.9 1.3 

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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