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 Federal Labor Relations Authority 76.5 80.2 -3.7 
2 Overseas Private Investment Corporation 75.5 72.2 3.3 
3 Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 74.5 75.6 -1.1 
4 Office of Management and Budget 72.6 69.4 3.2 
5 National Endowment for the Arts 69.9 60.6 9.3 
6 National Endowment for the Humanities 67.5 68.0 -0.5 
7 U.S. International Trade Commission 66.9 61.2 5.7 
8 Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 65.5 65.3 0.2 
9 Farm Credit Administration 63.5 62.3 1.2 
10 Surface Transportation Board 63.0 71.5 -8.5 
11 Office of Special Counsel 62.9 50.8 12.1 
12 Corporation for National and Community Service 61.3 58.6 2.7 
13 Federal Maritime Commission 61.2 54.4 6.8 
14 Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 59.0 56.5 2.5 
15 International Boundary and Water Commission 58.9 44.6 14.3 
16 Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 58.7 54.4 4.3 
17 National Transportation Safety Board 57.7 55.0 2.7 
18 Merit Systems Protection Board 57.6 62.3 -4.7 
19 Consumer Product Safety Commission 57.3 52.8 4.5 
20 Selective Service System 56.0 56.7 -0.7 
21 Federal Housing Finance Agency 55.5 51.6 3.9 
22 Railroad Retirement Board 54.3 55.9 -1.6 
23 Commodity Futures Trading Commission 54.0 48.7 5.3 
24 Export-Import Bank of the United States 53.3 56.0 -2.7 
25 Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 52.8 52.0 0.8 
26 Millennium Challenge Corporation 51.7 45.6 6.1 
27 National Gallery of Art 51.3 49.3 2.0 
28 Federal Election Commission 36.2 41.3 -5.1 
Congressional Budget Office 0.0 

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

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