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 70.5 69.7 0.8 
2 Intelligence Community 69.9 70.1 -0.2 
3 Department of Justice 64.3 62.0 2.3 
4 Department of Transportation 63.2 61.0 2.2 
5 Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and Department of Defense Field Activities 63.0 61.3 1.7 
6 Department of Health and Human Services 62.8 61.5 1.3 
7 Department of Commerce 61.7 64.6 -2.9 
8 Department of the Air Force 61.4 59.7 1.7 
9 Social Security Administration 61.2 59.3 1.9 
10 Department of Labor 61.1 58.3 2.8 
11 Department of the Navy 60.2 59.0 1.2 
12 Department of State 60.1 60.5 -0.4 
13 Department of the Army 60.0 58.9 1.1 
14 Department of the Treasury 58.7 60.1 -1.4 
15 Department of Agriculture 57.5 55.9 1.6 
16 Environmental Protection Agency 56.7 55.0 1.7 
17 Department of Veterans Affairs 55.1 54.9 0.2 
18 Department of the Interior 54.7 53.4 1.3 
19 Department of Homeland Security 51.8 51.8 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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