Best Places to Work
Scores by Demographic

Black or African-American

The scores by demographic show the Best Places to Work index scores according to a given demographic group. The index scores measure the performance of agencies and agency subcomponents related to employee satisfaction and commitment.

How we calculate the index score
Rank Agency 2013 2012 Change
1 Patent and Trademark Office (Commerce) 87.1 81.1 6.00 Change
2 Field Operating Offices of Office of the Secretary of the Army (Army) 86.6 73.3 13.30 Change
3 Federal Railroad Administration (DOT) 83.1 78.6 4.50 Change
4 George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA) 82.1 76.4 5.70 Change
5 Office of Governmentwide Policy (GSA) 81.7 None 0.00 Change
6 Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OPM) 81.6 None 0.00 Change
7 Region 3 - Philadelphia (EPA) 80.7 80.5 0.20 Change
8 Federal Highway Administration (DOT) 80.3 81.1 -0.80 Change
9 Langley Research Center (NASA) 79.8 79.6 0.20 Change
9 Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (Treasury) 79.8 76.1 3.70 Change
11 U.S. Special Operations Command (Army) 79.5 75.7 3.80 Change
12 John F. Kennedy Space Center (NASA) 78.7 73.6 5.10 Change
13 Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA) 77.9 80.3 -2.40 Change
14 Office of the Inspector General for Tax Administration (Treasury) 77.6 78.4 -0.80 Change
15 Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (NASA) 77.5 73.8 3.70 Change
16 Drug Enforcement Administration (DOJ) 77.1 71.5 5.60 Change
17 John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field (NASA) 75.4 82.8 -7.40 Change
18 U.S. Pacific Fleet - Commander In Chief (Navy) 75.3 77.2 -1.90 Change
19 Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (DHS) 74.9 73.7 1.20 Change
20 Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Attorneys (DOJ) 74.8 72.9 1.90 Change
21 Employee Services (OPM) 74.6 69.9 4.70 Change
22 Bureau of Economic Analysis (Commerce) 73.7 74.8 -1.10 Change
23 Federal Bureau of Investigation (DOJ) 73.4 75.3 -1.90 Change
23 Region 6 - Dallas (EPA) 73.4 78.7 -5.30 Change
23 Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (Navy) 73.4 68.9 4.50 Change
26 Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA) 73.3 68.0 5.30 Change
26 Pretrial Services Agency (CSOSA) 73.3 81.5 -8.20 Change
26 Office of the Inspector General (DOT) 73.3 74.3 -1.00 Change
29 Region 5 - Chicago (EPA) 73.0 65.8 7.20 Change
30 Defense Logistics Agency (DOD) 72.4 73.3 -0.90 Change
30 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (HHS) 72.4 68.7 3.70 Change
32 U.S. Geological Survey (Interior) 72.3 64.4 7.90 Change
33 Federal Acquisition Service (GSA) 71.5 77.2 -5.70 Change
34 Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System (DOJ) 71.3 74.9 -3.60 Change
35 Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA) 71.2 76.2 -5.00 Change
35 Office of Administration and Resources Management (EPA) 71.2 70.9 0.30 Change
35 Office of the Chief Information Officer (OPM) 71.2 None 0.00 Change
38 Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (Treasury) 71.1 74.3 -3.20 Change
39 Naval Supply Systems Command (Navy) 71.0 67.6 3.40 Change
40 Federal Investigative Service (OPM) 70.9 70.6 0.30 Change
40 National Cemetery Administration (VA) 70.9 67.3 3.60 Change
42 Air Combat Command (Air Force) 70.8 70.1 0.70 Change
43 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Interior) 70.7 61.0 9.70 Change
43 U.S. Atlantic Fleet - Commander In Chief (Navy) 70.7 72.2 -1.50 Change
45 Naval Education and Training Command (Navy) 70.0 71.0 -1.00 Change
46 U.S. Marshals Service (DOJ) 69.9 70.2 -0.30 Change
47 Region 4 - Atlanta (EPA) 69.8 66.4 3.40 Change
48 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (DOT) 69.3 62.8 6.50 Change
49 Defense Contract Audit Agency (DOD) 69.0 66.3 2.70 Change
50 Civil Rights Division (DOJ) 68.9 63.5 5.40 Change
51 Environment and Natural Resources Division (DOJ) 68.8 None 0.00 Change
52 Headquarters (NASA) 68.5 68.0 0.50 Change
53 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS) 68.3 69.5 -1.20 Change
54 Bonneville Power Administration (DOE) 68.2 75.8 -7.60 Change
54 Office of Naval Research (Navy) 68.2 72.3 -4.10 Change
54 Federal Aviation Administration (DOT) 68.2 65.3 2.90 Change
57 Office of the Executive Director (FERC) 68.0 None 0.00 Change
58 Agricultural Research Service (USDA) 67.5 54.8 12.70 Change
59 Food and Drug Administration (HHS) 67.4 68.3 -0.90 Change
60 United States Coast Guard (DHS) 67.2 68.6 -1.40 Change
61 Bureau of the Census (Commerce) 67.1 62.9 4.20 Change
62 U.S. Army Reserve Command (Army) 67.0 56.9 10.10 Change
63 Department of Defense Education Activity (DOD) 66.7 66.0 0.70 Change
64 Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Treasury) 66.4 61.9 4.50 Change
65 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (Army) 66.1 69.7 -3.60 Change
66 Maritime Administration (DOT) 66.0 63.3 2.70 Change
67 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (DOL) 65.7 65.8 -0.10 Change
68 Justice Management Division (DOJ) 65.6 63.1 2.50 Change
68 Bureau of the Public Debt (Treasury) 65.6 71.2 -5.60 Change
70 Office of the Chief Financial Officer (GSA) 65.5 62.2 3.30 Change
70 Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHS) 65.5 65.0 0.50 Change
70 U.S. Mint (Treasury) 65.5 69.3 -3.80 Change
73 Tax Division (DOJ) 65.4 69.3 -3.90 Change
73 Health Resources and Services Administration (HHS) 65.4 65.5 -0.10 Change
75 Military Sealift Command (Navy) 64.8 76.0 -11.20 Change
75 Internal Revenue Service (Treasury) 64.8 70.0 -5.20 Change
77 Naval Sea Systems Command (Navy) 64.7 68.6 -3.90 Change
78 Departmental Administration (USDA) 64.5 61.7 2.80 Change
78 Naval Air Systems Command (Navy) 64.5 67.3 -2.80 Change
80 National Institutes of Health (HHS) 64.4 66.8 -2.40 Change
80 Marine Corps (Navy) 64.4 64.2 0.20 Change
82 Secret Service (DHS) 64.1 71.1 -7.00 Change
83 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT) 64.0 57.9 6.10 Change
84 Veterans Health Administration (VA) 63.9 63.2 0.70 Change
85 Defense Contract Management Agency (DOD) 63.8 67.2 -3.40 Change
86 Public Buildings Service (GSA) 63.7 65.7 -2.00 Change
87 Immediate Office of the Chief-of-Staff of the Army (Army) 63.5 64.0 -0.50 Change
88 U.S. Army Netcom/9th Army Signal Command (Army) 63.2 59.3 3.90 Change
88 TRICARE Management Activity (DOD) 63.2 60.9 2.30 Change
90 Air Mobility Command (Air Force) 63.1 69.7 -6.60 Change
91 Office of the Chief Financial Officer (ED) 63.0 65.9 -2.90 Change
92 Office of the Secretary (DOT) 62.9 59.7 3.20 Change
93 U.S. Army Medical Command (Army) 62.8 66.1 -3.30 Change
94 Wage and Hour Division (DOL) 62.2 68.0 -5.80 Change
95 HR Solutions (OPM) 61.8 59.9 1.90 Change
96 U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (Army) 61.7 64.3 -2.60 Change
96 Office of Justice Programs (DOJ) 61.7 60.4 1.30 Change
98 U.S. Army Materiel Command (Army) 61.4 66.6 -5.20 Change
99 Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (DOJ) 61.3 62.8 -1.50 Change
99 Office for Civil Rights (ED) 61.3 56.4 4.90 Change
101 U.S. Army Forces Command (Army) 61.2 73.2 -12.00 Change
102 U.S. Army, Europe (Army) 61.1 62.6 -1.50 Change
103 Defense Human Resources Activity (DOD) 61.0 58.8 2.20 Change
104 Air Force Materiel Command (Air Force) 60.9 66.4 -5.50 Change
104 Veterans Benefits Administration (VA) 60.9 59.1 1.80 Change
106 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army) 60.8 66.9 -6.10 Change
106 Field Operating Agencies of the Army Staff Resourced Through OA-22 (Army) 60.8 58.0 2.80 Change
106 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Commerce) 60.8 61.8 -1.00 Change
106 Retirement Services (OPM) 60.8 69.7 -8.90 Change
110 Washington Headquarters Services (DOD) 60.4 None 0.00 Change
111 Administration for Children and Families (HHS) 60.3 61.1 -0.80 Change
112 Voice of America (BBG) 60.1 61.8 -1.70 Change
113 Office of the Secretary (HHS) 60.0 57.6 2.40 Change
113 Naval Medical Command (Navy) 60.0 60.9 -0.90 Change
113 Federal Transit Administration (DOT) 60.0 63.4 -3.40 Change
116 Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA) 59.5 None 0.00 Change
117 U.S. Army Installation Management Agency (Army) 59.4 64.0 -4.60 Change
117 National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE) 59.4 55.5 3.90 Change
119 Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL) 58.9 63.9 -5.00 Change
119 Office of the Chief Information Officer (ED) 58.9 None 0.00 Change
119 Naval Facilities Engineering Command (Navy) 58.9 66.8 -7.90 Change
119 Departmental Offices (Treasury) 58.9 64.7 -5.80 Change
123 Office of the Chief Financial Officer (EPA) 58.7 None 0.00 Change
124 Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA) 58.5 None 0.00 Change
125 Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED) 58.3 52.9 5.40 Change
125 Assistant for Administration - Under Secretary of the Navy (Navy) 58.3 65.4 -7.10 Change
127 Headquarters - Air Force Reserve (Air Force) 58.2 60.5 -2.30 Change
128 Air Education and Training Command (Air Force) 58.0 70.0 -12.00 Change
128 Air Force District of Washington (Air Force) 58.0 57.2 0.80 Change
130 Defense Information Systems Agency (DOD) 57.8 67.0 -9.20 Change
130 Criminal Division (DOJ) 57.8 60.8 -3.00 Change
130 Office of Management (ED) 57.8 62.6 -4.80 Change
133 Joint Services and Activities Supported By the Office, Secretary of the Army (Army) 57.7 51.4 6.30 Change
134 Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (GSA) 57.6 57.7 -0.10 Change
134 Indian Health Service (HHS) 57.6 53.6 4.00 Change
136 Community Supervision Program (CSOSA) 57.5 None 0.00 Change
137 Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (DOT) 57.4 52.7 4.70 Change
138 Rural Development (USDA) 57.3 57.6 -0.30 Change
138 Missile Defense Agency (DOD) 57.3 65.0 -7.70 Change
138 Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DOD) 57.3 49.3 8.00 Change
141 Federal Student Aid (ED) 57.2 61.6 -4.40 Change
142 National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA) 56.8 None 0.00 Change
143 Office of the Secretary (Commerce) 56.4 57.2 -0.80 Change
143 Programs - Staff - Field Offices (DOE) 56.4 None 0.00 Change
143 Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED) 56.4 52.4 4.00 Change
146 All Other Components (DOJ) 56.3 None 0.00 Change
146 Office of the Secretary of the Interior (Interior) 56.3 60.2 -3.90 Change
148 Office of the Solicitor (DOL) 55.7 61.5 -5.80 Change
149 U.S. Army Accessions Command (Army) 55.1 67.7 -12.60 Change
150 National Park Service (Interior) 54.8 57.9 -3.10 Change
151 Customs and Border Protection (DHS) 54.7 62.8 -8.10 Change
152 Office of the Chief Financial Officer (HUD) 54.6 63.2 -8.60 Change
153 Defense Commissary Agency (DOD) 54.2 50.6 3.60 Change
153 Office of the Inspector General (DHS) 54.2 66.5 -12.30 Change
155 Office of Field Policy and Management (HUD) 53.6 69.4 -15.80 Change
156 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (DOL) 53.4 48.4 5.00 Change
157 Assistant Secretary for Housing - Federal Housing Commissioner (HUD) 52.9 60.5 -7.60 Change
158 Transportation Security Administration (DHS) 52.6 50.4 2.20 Change
159 National Institute of Standards and Technology (Commerce) 52.2 72.1 -19.90 Change
160 Employee Benefits Security Administration (DOL) 51.8 55.0 -3.20 Change
161 International Trade Administration (Commerce) 51.3 53.3 -2.00 Change
162 Office of the Secretary of the Army (Army) 51.2 55.4 -4.20 Change
162 Bureau of Naval Personnel (Navy) 51.2 58.9 -7.70 Change
164 Forest Service (USDA) 51.1 64.8 -13.70 Change
164 Commander - Navy Installations (Navy) 51.1 58.2 -7.10 Change
166 Central Office (VA) 50.8 61.2 -10.40 Change
167 Office of Community Planning and Development (HUD) 50.3 44.9 5.40 Change
168 Financial Management Service (Treasury) 49.7 52.7 -3.00 Change
169 International Broadcasting Bureau (BBG) 49.6 54.7 -5.10 Change
170 Office of the Secretary (DHS) 49.4 56.8 -7.40 Change
171 Farm Service Agency (USDA) 49.2 48.8 0.40 Change
171 Bureau of Land Management (Interior) 49.2 56.3 -7.10 Change
173 Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (Navy) 49.1 60.9 -11.80 Change
174 Headquarters and Support Elements (Air Force) 48.9 66.7 -17.80 Change
175 Space Command (Air Force) 48.7 62.8 -14.10 Change
176 Intelligence and Analysis (DHS) 48.4 32.1 16.30 Change
177 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DHS) 48.3 49.7 -1.40 Change
178 U.S. Trustees Program (DOJ) 47.3 51.2 -3.90 Change
178 Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS) 47.3 50.6 -3.30 Change
180 U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (Army) 46.7 64.9 -18.20 Change
181 Office of the General Counsel (HUD) 46.2 60.9 -14.70 Change
182 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS) 46.1 56.0 -9.90 Change
183 Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (DOL) 44.7 50.2 -5.50 Change
184 Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (HUD) 44.6 55.6 -11.00 Change
185 Management Directorate (DHS) 44.5 53.0 -8.50 Change
186 Office of Chief Procurement Officer (HUD) 44.1 None 0.00 Change
186 Office of Public and Indian Housing (HUD) 44.1 58.2 -14.10 Change
188 Office of the Inspector General (DOD) 43.9 None 0.00 Change
189 Employment and Training Administration (DOL) 42.3 52.0 -9.70 Change
190 Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (DOL) 41.4 46.9 -5.50 Change
191 Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (HUD) 41.0 45.3 -4.30 Change
192 Office of Postsecondary Education (ED) 40.1 42.8 -2.70 Change
193 Bureau of Reclamation (Interior) 35.8 60.2 -24.40 Change
194 National Protection and Programs Directorate (DHS) 34.7 48.8 -14.10 Change
195 Mine Safety and Health Administration (DOL) 32.4 40.7 -8.30 Change
None Air Force Audit Agency (Air Force) None None 0.00 Change
None Air Force Office of Special Investigations (Air Force) None None 0.00 Change
None Air Force Personnel Center (Air Force) None 54.0 0.00 Change
None U.S. Air Force Academy (Air Force) None None 0.00 Change
None U.S. Air Forces, Europe (Air Force) None 59.0 0.00 Change
None Pacific Air Forces (Air Force) None 62.7 0.00 Change
None Headquarters Air Intelligence Agency (Air Force) None 70.7 0.00 Change
None Air Force Special Operations Command (Air Force) None 75.3 0.00 Change
None Civilian Career Training (Air Force) None 77.9 0.00 Change
None Air National Guard Support Center (Air Force) None 63.8 0.00 Change
None Air National Guard Units (Mobilization) (Title 5) (Air Force) None None 0.00 Change
None Air Force Elements, U.S. Special Operations Command (Air Force) None 80.5 0.00 Change
None Air Force Elements, U.S. Strategic Command (Air Force) None 74.0 0.00 Change
None Air Force Elements, U.S. Transportation Command (Air Force) None None 0.00 Change
None Air Force Elements, U.S. Northern Command (Air Force) None None 0.00 Change
None All Other Components (Air Force) None None 0.00 Change
None Civil Engineering Center (Air Force) None None 0.00 Change
None Global Strike Command (Air Force) None 71.8 0.00 Change
None Risk Management Agency (USDA) None None 0.00 Change
None Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA) None 53.1 0.00 Change
None Office of the General Counsel (USDA) None None 0.00 Change
None Economic Research Service (USDA) None None 0.00 Change
None National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of the Inspector General (USDA) None 66.5 0.00 Change
None Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (USDA) None None 0.00 Change
None U.S. Army Central (Army) None None 0.00 Change
None U.S. Army North (Army) None None 0.00 Change
None U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (Army) None 56.1 0.00 Change
None U.S. Army Audit Agency (Army) None None 0.00 Change
None U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (Army) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of the Chief of the National Guard Bureau (Army) None 65.0 0.00 Change
None Joint Activities (Army) None 65.0 0.00 Change
None U.S. Army Military District of Washington (Army) None 61.8 0.00 Change
None U.S. Army, Pacific (Army) None 63.1 0.00 Change
None U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command (Army) None 63.4 0.00 Change
None U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command (Army) None 59.4 0.00 Change
None Economic Development Administration (Commerce) None None 0.00 Change
None National Telecommunications and Information Administration (Commerce) None 58.9 0.00 Change
None National Technical Information Service (Commerce) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of the Inspector General (Commerce) None None 0.00 Change
None Bureau of Industry and Security (Commerce) None None 0.00 Change
None Defense Security Service (DOD) None 74.7 0.00 Change
None Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DOD) None 59.1 0.00 Change
None Office of the Inspector General (DOJ) None 66.7 0.00 Change
None Executive Office for Immigration Review (DOJ) None 63.2 0.00 Change
None Antitrust Division (DOJ) None 53.6 0.00 Change
None Civil Division (DOJ) None 74.7 0.00 Change
None Administrative Law Judges (DOL) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of the Inspector General (DOL) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of Labor-Management Standards (DOL) None None 0.00 Change
None Veterans Employment and Training Services (DOL) None None 0.00 Change
None Power Marketing Administrations (DOE) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of the General Counsel (FERC) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of Energy Projects (FERC) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of Enforcement (FERC) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of Energy Market Regulation (FERC) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development (ED) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of the Inspector General (ED) None 76.2 0.00 Change
None Institute of Education Sciences (ED) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of the Administrator (EPA) None 64.8 0.00 Change
None Office of Enforcement Compliance Assurance (EPA) None 55.6 0.00 Change
None Office of Water (EPA) None 63.5 0.00 Change
None Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (EPA) None 69.7 0.00 Change
None Office of Air and Radiation (EPA) None 68.1 0.00 Change
None Office of Research and Development (EPA) None 57.8 0.00 Change
None Region 1 - Boston (EPA) None None 0.00 Change
None Region 2 - New York (EPA) None 76.9 0.00 Change
None Region 7 - Kansas City (EPA) None None 0.00 Change
None Region 8 - Denver (EPA) None None 0.00 Change
None Region 9 - San Francisco (EPA) None None 0.00 Change
None Region 10 - Seattle (EPA) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of the Inspector General (EPA) None 72.3 0.00 Change
None Office of Environmental Information (EPA) None 56.6 0.00 Change
None Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (EPA) None 62.1 0.00 Change
None Office of the General Counsel (GSA) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of the Inspector General (GSA) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of the Chief Information Officer (GSA) None None 0.00 Change
None Administration for Community Living (HHS) None None 0.00 Change
None Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (HHS) None None 0.00 Change
None Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DHS) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of the Under Secretary for Science and Technology (DHS) None 42.2 0.00 Change
None Office of Chief Information Officer (HUD) None 42.4 0.00 Change
None Office of Policy Development and Research (HUD) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of Cuba Broadcasting (BBG) None None 0.00 Change
None Bureau of Indian Affairs (Interior) None None 0.00 Change
None Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (Interior) None 49.5 0.00 Change
None Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (Interior) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of the Solicitor (Interior) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of Surface Mining (Interior) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of the Inspector General (Interior) None None 0.00 Change
None Ames Research Center (NASA) None 61.4 0.00 Change
None Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA) None None 0.00 Change
None John C. Stennis Space Center (NASA) None None 0.00 Change
None Naval Intelligence Command (Navy) None 52.3 0.00 Change
None Strategic Systems Programs Office (Navy) None 76.0 0.00 Change
None Naval Reserve Force (Navy) None 76.2 0.00 Change
None Naval Special Warfare Command (Navy) None 74.9 0.00 Change
None Office of the Inspector General (OPM) None None 0.00 Change
None Facilities - Security - Contracting (OPM) None None 0.00 Change
None Healthcare and Insurance (OPM) None None 0.00 Change
None Merit System Audit and Compliance (OPM) None None 0.00 Change
None Research and Innovative Technology Administration (DOT) None 56.1 0.00 Change
None Office of the Inspector General (Treasury) None None 0.00 Change
None Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (Treasury) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of the Inspector General (VA) None 53.7 0.00 Change
None Food Nutrition and Consumer Services (USDA) None 65.0 0.00 Change

No Data No Data No Data No Change


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

Due to a data issue at the time of the 2013 release, Food Nutrition and Consumer Services was not ranked. Although the issue has been resolved, the wide distribution of the Best Places to Work data prevents us from amending the subcomponent rankings. However, we have included FNCS’s scores in the list.