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 Office of Management and Budget 72.3 67.0 5.3 
2 National Endowment for the Humanities 71.8 69.7 2.1 
3 Federal Labor Relations Authority 70.0 74.7 -4.7 
4 Overseas Private Investment Corporation 67.8 65.1 2.7 
5 National Endowment for the Arts 67.4 62.7 4.7 
6 Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 66.9 65.7 1.2 
7 Farm Credit Administration 63.6 59.7 3.9 
8 Corporation for National and Community Service 62.3 59.8 2.5 
9 U.S. International Trade Commission 62.0 52.1 9.9 
10 Surface Transportation Board 61.7 68.6 -6.9 
11 Federal Maritime Commission 61.3 43.2 18.1 
12 Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 60.9 54.6 6.3 
13 Federal Housing Finance Agency 57.3 50.2 7.1 
14 Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 55.8 61.2 -5.4 
15 Merit Systems Protection Board 55.7 59.0 -3.3 
16 Commodity Futures Trading Commission 55.2 48.7 6.5 
17 International Boundary and Water Commission 55.1 42.3 12.8 
18 Railroad Retirement Board 55.0 55.7 -0.7 
19 Export-Import Bank of the United States 54.4 51.4 3.0 
19 Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 54.4 46.2 8.2 
21 Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 53.6 51.3 2.3 
22 Office of Special Counsel 52.0 41.5 10.5 
23 Selective Service System 51.7 52.4 -0.7 
24 National Transportation Safety Board 51.3 49.3 2.0 
25 Consumer Product Safety Commission 51.2 46.0 5.2 
26 Millennium Challenge Corporation 50.0 47.1 2.9 
27 National Gallery of Art 48.8 46.3 2.5 
28 Federal Election Commission 36.9 43.0 -6.1 
Congressional Budget Office 0.0 

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

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