Agency Rankings by Demographic

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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 81.4 79.1 2.3 
2 Department of Justice 71.6 70.7 0.9 
3 Department of Health and Human Services 71.3 68.6 2.7 
3 Department of State 71.3 71.7 -0.4 
5 Department of Labor 70.6 67.8 2.8 
6 Department of Commerce 68.9 67.5 1.4 
7 Department of Transportation 66.2 64.8 1.4 
8 Social Security Administration 66.0 68.9 -2.9 
9 Department of Agriculture 65.2 61.2 4.0 
10 Department of the Interior 64.3 62.2 2.1 
11 Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and Department of Defense Field Activities 63.2 60.7 2.5 
12 Department of the Navy 63.1 61.9 1.2 
13 Department of the Air Force 62.8 62.7 0.1 
14 Department of the Treasury 61.7 60.1 1.6 
15 Department of the Army 60.2 59.4 0.8 
16 Department of Veterans Affairs 60.1 58.7 1.4 
17 Department of Homeland Security 47.7 44.7 3.0 
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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