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 74.7 65.6 9.1 
2 National Endowment for the Humanities 69.7 63.9 5.8 
3 Surface Transportation Board 68.6 77.3 -8.7 
4 Office of Management and Budget 67.0 68.1 -1.1 
5 Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 65.7 64.2 1.5 
6 Overseas Private Investment Corporation 65.1 60.7 4.4 
7 National Endowment for the Arts 62.7 55.4 7.3 
8 Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 61.2 56.8 4.4 
9 Corporation for National and Community Service 59.8 56.5 3.3 
10 Farm Credit Administration 59.7 0.0 
11 Merit Systems Protection Board 59.0 46.1 12.9 
12 Railroad Retirement Board 55.7 52.4 3.3 
13 Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 54.6 51.1 3.5 
14 Selective Service System 52.4 47.7 4.7 
15 U.S. International Trade Commission 52.1 51.6 0.5 
16 Export-Import Bank of the United States 51.4 40.8 10.6 
17 Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 51.3 50.4 0.9 
18 Federal Housing Finance Agency 50.2 46.2 4.0 
19 National Transportation Safety Board 49.3 50.0 -0.7 
20 Commodity Futures Trading Commission 48.7 41.7 7.0 
21 Millennium Challenge Corporation 47.1 56.8 -9.7 
22 National Gallery of Art 46.3 49.6 -3.3 
23 Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 46.2 44.6 1.6 
24 Consumer Product Safety Commission 46.0 42.2 3.8 
25 Federal Maritime Commission 43.2 33.5 9.7 
26 Federal Election Commission 43.0 46.6 -3.6 
27 International Boundary and Water Commission 42.3 44.3 -2.0 
28 Office of Special Counsel 41.5 47.7 -6.2 

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

Quartile Key
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