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)
18 International Boundary and Water Commission 68.5 54.1 14.4 
2 Office of Special Counsel 82.9 73.4 9.5 
5 National Endowment for the Arts 80.1 72.3 7.8 
12 National Transportation Safety Board 71.4 66.1 5.3 
9 Farm Credit Administration 76.2 71.2 5.0 
25 Commodity Futures Trading Commission 63.5 58.7 4.8 
21 Millennium Challenge Corporation 66.7 62.8 3.9 
6 U.S. International Trade Commission 78.9 76.7 2.2 
3 Office of Management and Budget 82.5 80.4 2.1 
4 Overseas Private Investment Corporation 82.4 80.4 2.0 
16 Federal Maritime Commission 69.4 67.7 1.7 
13 Corporation for National and Community Service 70.7 69.1 1.6 
26 National Gallery of Art 60.5 59.6 0.9 
20 Railroad Retirement Board 67.2 66.6 0.6 
23 Federal Housing Finance Agency 65.7 65.2 0.5 
15 Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 69.7 69.3 0.4 
8 National Endowment for the Humanities 77.8 77.6 0.2 
1 Federal Labor Relations Authority 86.2 86.6 -0.4 
14 Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 70.3 70.8 -0.5 
22 Consumer Product Safety Commission 66.0 66.6 -0.6 
11 Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 71.6 72.9 -1.3 
7 Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 78.8 80.9 -2.1 
24 Export-Import Bank of the United States 65.1 68.0 -2.9 
17 Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 68.9 71.9 -3.0 
28 Federal Election Commission 55.3 58.3 -3.0 
27 Selective Service System 58.8 64.4 -5.6 
10 Surface Transportation Board 74.2 80.9 -6.7 
18 Merit Systems Protection Board 68.5 75.8 -7.3 
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Not all agencies have data for demographic groups, due to small sample sizes. Explain this.

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