Agency Rankings by Demographic

Senior Executive Service (SES)


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 96.0 94.3 1.7 
2 Department of Labor 91.8 92.3 -0.5 
3 Environmental Protection Agency 90.1 85.5 4.6 
4 Department of the Interior 88.8 82.1 6.7 
5 Department of Transportation 87.8 82.3 5.5 
6 Department of State 86.3 89.0 -2.7 
7 Department of the Navy 85.9 79.3 6.6 
8 Department of the Air Force 85.7 77.4 8.3 
9 Department of Justice 85.3 83.1 2.2 
10 Department of Commerce 84.5 83.1 1.4 
11 Department of Health and Human Services 84.2 84.2 0.0 
12 Department of Agriculture 84.0 84.9 -0.9 
13 Department of the Treasury 82.6 81.2 1.4 
14 Department of Homeland Security 81.1 77.4 3.7 
15 Social Security Administration 74.9 76.6 -1.7 
16 Department of the Army 74.0 80.1 -6.1 
17 Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and Department of Defense Field Activities 68.5 69.6 -1.1 
18 Department of Veterans Affairs 64.5 72.1 -7.6 
Intelligence Community 0.0 

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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