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 Mediation and Conciliation Service 74.3 76.1 3.4 
7 Federal Labor Relations Authority 69.9 69.8 -6.6 
5 Office of Management and Budget 69.6 62.4 -4.9 
6 Overseas Private Investment Corporation 68.6 67.5 -4.5 
4 U.S. International Trade Commission 63.8 60.9 4.5 
2 National Endowment for the Humanities 61.3 61.0 7.8 
3 National Endowment for the Arts 60.0 48.0 9.0 
25 Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 59.8 56.6 -16.9 
12 Surface Transportation Board 58.5 67.6 0.7 
14 Federal Maritime Commission 57.2 54.4 1.8 
16 Merit Systems Protection Board 57.1 58.3 -0.6 
19 International Boundary and Water Commission 55.7 41.6 -5.5 
11 Office of Special Counsel 55.6 45.8 4.1 
12 National Transportation Safety Board 54.4 51.6 4.8 
18 Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 53.9 45.1 0.2 
10 Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 52.8 48.7 7.3 
8 Farm Credit Administration 52.4 53.6 9.9 
17 Consumer Product Safety Commission 50.9 45.5 3.3 
15 Corporation for National and Community Service 50.1 49.2 8.5 
27 Selective Service System 48.3 49.3 -14.8 
21 National Gallery of Art 47.2 45.8 1.6 
22 Railroad Retirement Board 46.9 47.5 0.8 
20 Federal Housing Finance Agency 46.8 42.6 3.0 
24 Export-Import Bank of the United States 46.3 48.6 -1.7 
9 Millennium Challenge Corporation 44.9 32.7 16.8 
23 Commodity Futures Trading Commission 43.3 35.0 2.2 
28 Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 42.5 37.5 -10.7 
26 Federal Election Commission 25.9 31.3 9.1 

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

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