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 Federal Labor Relations Authority 80.2 72.7 7.5 
2 Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 75.6 72.6 3.0 
3 Overseas Private Investment Corporation 72.2 66.3 5.9 
4 Surface Transportation Board 71.5 80.9 -9.4 
5 Office of Management and Budget 69.4 65.3 4.1 
6 National Endowment for the Humanities 68.0 69.0 -1.0 
7 Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 65.3 65.7 -0.4 
8 Merit Systems Protection Board 62.3 48.8 13.5 
8 Farm Credit Administration 62.3 0.0 
10 U.S. International Trade Commission 61.2 59.6 1.6 
11 National Endowment for the Arts 60.6 51.8 8.8 
12 Corporation for National and Community Service 58.6 55.8 2.8 
13 Selective Service System 56.7 52.2 4.5 
14 Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 56.5 51.7 4.8 
15 Export-Import Bank of the United States 56.0 41.5 14.5 
16 Railroad Retirement Board 55.9 55.2 0.7 
17 National Transportation Safety Board 55.0 51.9 3.1 
18 Federal Maritime Commission 54.4 42.0 12.4 
18 Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 54.4 53.8 0.6 
20 Consumer Product Safety Commission 52.8 50.0 2.8 
21 Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 52.0 42.1 9.9 
22 Federal Housing Finance Agency 51.6 49.4 2.2 
23 Office of Special Counsel 50.8 53.9 -3.1 
24 National Gallery of Art 49.3 52.0 -2.7 
25 Commodity Futures Trading Commission 48.7 43.8 4.9 
26 Millennium Challenge Corporation 45.6 54.3 -8.7 
27 International Boundary and Water Commission 44.6 47.5 -2.9 
28 Federal Election Commission 41.3 46.6 -5.3 

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

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