Agency Rankings by Demographic

Black or African-American

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)

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Rank Agency 2016 2015 Change (2015‑16)
1 Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Treasury 90.8 72.6 18.2 
2 Maritime Administration (MARAD), DOT 85.5 70.4 15.1 
3 Office of Financial Management, SEC 85.0 0.0 
4 Region 3 - Mid-Atlantic, EPA 84.4 77.0 7.4 
4 Langley Research Center (LARC), NASA 84.4 82.5 1.9 
6 Johnson Space Center (JSC), NASA 82.5 82.2 0.3 
7 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), Commerce 82.1 81.3 0.8 
8 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT 81.4 82.8 -1.4 
9 Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), NASA 81.3 83.1 -1.8 
10 Region 7 - Midwest, EPA 81.2 0.0 
10 Glenn Research Center (GRC), NASA 81.2 84.2 -3.0 
12 Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), GSA 80.8 74.2 6.6 
12 Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), NASA 80.8 76.4 4.4 
14 Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DOT 80.6 0.0 
15 Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), USDA 79.2 0.0 
15 Field Operating Offices of Office of the Secretary of the Army, Army 79.2 64.5 14.7 
15 National Examination Program, SEC 79.2 0.0 
18 Kennedy Space Center (KSC), NASA 79.1 73.3 5.8 
18 Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Navy 79.1 67.6 11.5 
20 Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), DHS 78.1 67.2 10.9 
21 National Enforcement Program, SEC 78.0 0.0 
22 Region 6 - South Central, EPA 77.7 77.2 0.5 
23 Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), ED 77.5 75.0 2.5 
24 Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), USDA 76.6 0.0 
25 Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), DOE 76.5 64.5 12.0 
25 Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), DOT 76.5 71.9 4.6 
27 Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), DOD 76.4 72.3 4.1 
27 Office of Human Resources, SEC 76.4 0.0 
29 Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), Treasury 76.3 84.1 -7.8 
30 Headquarters (HQ), NASA 76.1 67.0 9.1 
31 Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DOJ 75.7 67.0 8.7 
32 Office of the Inspector General (OIG), HHS 75.4 73.6 1.8 
33 Region 4 - Southeast, EPA 75.1 80.1 -5.0 
34 U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (ASC), Army 75.0 61.4 13.6 
34 Employee Services, OPM 75.0 67.1 7.9 
36 Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Attorneys' Office (EOUSA), DOJ 74.9 73.9 1.0 
37 Office of Support Operations, SEC 74.5 0.0 
38 Office of Inspector General (OIG), ED 74.4 71.8 2.6 
39 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Commerce 74.3 66.4 7.9 
39 Office of the Executive Director (OED), FERC 74.3 69.0 5.3 
41 Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), USDA 74.1 0.0 
42 Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA), USDA 73.5 0.0 
43 United States Coast Guard (USCG), DHS 73.1 70.6 2.5 
43 Office of Information Technology, SEC 73.1 0.0 
45 Veterans Employment and Training Services (VETS), DOL 73.0 0.0 
46 Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), Navy 72.8 70.7 2.1 
47 Office of Justice Programs (OJP), DOJ 72.6 64.0 8.6 
48 Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Commerce 72.5 77.1 -4.6 
49 Missile Defense Agency (MDA), DOD 72.3 71.8 0.5 
50 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), DOJ 72.2 73.4 -1.2 
51 U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), Army 71.5 64.0 7.5 
51 Office of the Secretary (OS), DOT 71.5 61.9 9.6 
53 Food and Drug Administration (FDA), HHS 71.3 67.6 3.7 
53 National Cemetery Administration (NCA), VA 71.3 63.1 8.2 
55 Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), Air Force 71.2 64.7 6.5 
55 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS 71.2 70.2 1.0 
57 Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), DOD 71.1 65.2 5.9 
58 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS 71.0 71.4 -0.4 
59 Defense Security Service, DOD 70.8 0.0 
59 Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM), EPA 70.8 0.0 
61 U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), DOJ 70.7 66.5 4.2 
62 Air Mobility Command (AMC), Air Force 70.4 81.2 -10.8 
62 Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS 70.4 64.9 5.5 
64 Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury 70.1 77.8 -7.7 
65 Forest Service (USFS), USDA 70.0 0.0 
65 Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), DOJ 70.0 72.5 -2.5 
67 Farm Service Agency (FSA), USDA 69.9 0.0 
68 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Army 69.7 73.1 -3.4 
68 Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA), DOD 69.7 64.6 5.1 
68 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), DOL 69.7 67.9 1.8 
71 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), DOJ 69.2 74.5 -5.3 
72 Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO), GSA 69.1 64.3 4.8 
73 National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS 69.0 65.5 3.5 
74 Headquarters, Air Force 68.8 71.6 -2.8 
74 Joint Chiefs of Staff, DOD 68.8 0.0 
76 U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command (MEPCOM), Army 68.7 44.7 24.0 
77 Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), OPM 68.5 69.4 -0.9 
78 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Army 68.2 65.3 2.9 
78 Office of Administration, HUD 68.2 58.1 10.1 
80 Air Education and Training Command (ATC), Air Force 68.1 66.4 1.7 
81 Office of the Solicitor (SOL), DOL 67.9 61.5 6.4 
82 Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), DHS 67.8 65.2 2.6 
83 Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), DOD 67.7 64.6 3.1 
84 Office of Enforcement Compliance Assurance (OECA), EPA 67.6 55.8 11.8 
85 Air Combat Command (ACC), Air Force 67.5 67.8 -0.3 
86 GSA IT, GSA 67.2 67.3 -0.1 
87 Office of the Secretary, DOL 66.9 0.0 
88 U.S. Mint (USM), Treasury 66.6 70.0 -3.4 
89 Assistant for Administration, Navy 66.2 64.4 1.8 
90 Public Buildings Service (PBS), GSA 66.1 60.7 5.4 
91 Departmental Management, USDA 66.0 65.9 0.1 
92 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Interior 65.8 64.3 1.5 
93 Civil Division, DOJ 65.3 63.9 1.4 
94 Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Navy 65.0 63.9 1.1 
95 Food Nutrition and Consumer Services (FNS), USDA 64.9 62.8 2.1 
95 Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), ED 64.9 68.6 -3.7 
97 Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), HUD 64.8 55.1 9.7 
98 Federal Investigative Service (FISD), OPM 64.7 69.1 -4.4 
98 Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), OPM 64.7 69.4 -4.7 
98 HR Solutions, OPM 64.7 52.6 12.1 
101 Office of the Secretary of the Army (OS), Army 64.6 57.8 6.8 
102 Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Air Force 64.5 66.4 -1.9 
103 Tax Division, DOJ 64.4 52.8 11.6 
104 Chief of Staff of the Army, Army 64.3 58.6 5.7 
104 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce 64.3 57.5 6.8 
106 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT 64.2 68.3 -4.1 
107 HQDA Field Operating Agencies and Staff Support Agencies, Army 64.1 60.3 3.8 
107 Region 2, EPA 64.1 0.0 
107 Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), HUD 64.1 57.5 6.6 
110 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), DOL 64.0 59.8 4.2 
111 Justice Management Division (JMD), DOJ 63.9 58.9 5.0 
112 Federal Student Aid (FSA), ED 63.6 65.5 -1.9 
113 Office of the Secretary (OS), DHS 63.2 55.3 7.9 
113 Voice of America (VOA), BBG 63.2 60.4 2.8 
113 Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), Navy 63.2 63.7 -0.5 
113 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury 63.2 61.2 2.0 
117 U.S. Army Installation Management Agency (IMA), Army 63.1 63.3 -0.2 
118 Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), VA 63.0 59.8 3.2 
119 Healthcare and Insurance, OPM 62.8 64.7 -1.9 
119 Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), Treasury 62.8 65.4 -2.6 
121 Community Supervision Program (CSP), CSOSA 62.6 59.7 2.9 
122 Office of Air and Radiation (OAR), EPA 62.5 0.0 
122 Office of Research and Development (ORD), EPA 62.5 0.0 
124 Region 5, EPA 62.3 80.7 -18.4 
125 Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), GSA 62.1 61.8 0.3 
125 Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH), HUD 62.1 55.5 6.6 
127 Office of the Secretary (OS), DOE 61.9 55.1 6.8 
127 Office of the General Counsel (OGC), HUD 61.9 62.3 -0.4 
129 Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT 61.8 58.2 3.6 
130 Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), DOD 61.7 61.9 -0.2 
130 Criminal Division, DOJ 61.7 67.7 -6.0 
132 Office of the Secretary (OS), Interior 61.5 62.8 -1.3 
133 Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), USDA 61.4 0.0 
134 U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce 61.3 65.4 -4.1 
134 Naval Medical Command (NAVMEDCOM), Navy 61.3 60.3 1.0 
136 Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF), DOJ 61.1 67.6 -6.5 
136 Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), ED 61.1 50.2 10.9 
136 Marine Corps (USMC), Navy 61.1 60.1 1.0 
136 Office of the Inspector General, SSA 61.1 0.0 
140 Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), DOD 61.0 59.6 1.4 
140 Employment and Training Administration (ETA), DOL 61.0 53.2 7.8 
140 Veterans Health Administration (VHA), VA 61.0 59.8 1.2 
143 U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), Army 60.8 63.8 -3.0 
143 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior 60.8 66.6 -5.8 
145 Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Navy 60.7 62.1 -1.4 
146 U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC), Army 60.5 57.8 2.7 
147 Office of Management (OM), ED 60.4 66.8 -6.4 
148 National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), DOE 60.3 55.0 5.3 
149 Central Office (VACO), VA 60.2 52.9 7.3 
150 Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), ED 59.9 57.0 2.9 
150 Office of Water (OW), EPA 59.9 0.0 
152 Office of Housing, HUD 59.8 52.2 7.6 
152 Retirement Services, OPM 59.8 63.0 -3.2 
152 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT 59.8 74.5 -14.7 
155 Under Secretary for Science and Energy, DOE 59.7 55.2 4.5 
155 Indian Health Service (IHS), HHS 59.7 57.4 2.3 
157 Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), DOL 59.4 49.8 9.6 
158 Space Command (AFSPC), Air Force 59.3 64.6 -5.3 
159 Under Secretary for Management and Performance, DOE 59.2 48.8 10.4 
160 Civil Rights Division, DOJ 59.1 61.8 -2.7 
161 Wage and Hour Division (WHD), DOL 59.0 57.8 1.2 
161 Departmental Offices (DO), Treasury 59.0 56.4 2.6 
163 Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), USDA 58.8 0.0 
163 Network Technology Enterprise Command - 9th Army Signal Command (NETCOM), Army 58.8 56.2 2.6 
163 Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), DOL 58.8 50.6 8.2 
166 Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USDA 58.7 0.0 
167 National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), USDA 58.6 0.0 
168 U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), Army 58.5 58.0 0.5 
168 Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), EPA 58.5 0.0 
170 Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), DOD 58.4 60.8 -2.4 
171 Commander, Navy Installations (CNI), Navy 58.2 47.4 10.8 
172 Headquarters - Air Force Reserve Command (HQ AFRES), Air Force 58.1 59.9 -1.8 
173 Administration for Children and Families (ACF), HHS 57.8 56.4 1.4 
173 Military Sealift Command (MSC), Navy 57.8 77.2 -19.4 
175 Office of the Secretary (OS ), Commerce 57.6 62.2 -4.6 
176 Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), DOD 57.2 59.7 -2.5 
176 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM), DOL 57.2 54.2 3.0 
178 Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS), Navy 57.1 52.7 4.4 
179 Science and Technology Directorate, DHS 56.6 0.0 
179 Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO), HUD 56.6 50.8 5.8 
179 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT 56.6 37.4 19.2 
182 Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP), DOL 56.2 51.4 4.8 
182 Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO), HUD 56.2 49.2 7.0 
184 Global Strike Command (AFGSC), Air Force 56.1 72.9 -16.8 
184 Customs and Border Protection (CBP), DHS 56.1 48.5 7.6 
186 Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DOL 56.0 61.5 -5.5 
187 Rural Development (RD), USDA 55.7 62.9 -7.2 
187 U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), Army 55.7 31.9 23.8 
189 Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), USDA 55.5 54.0 1.5 
189 Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), Interior 55.5 53.6 1.9 
191 Office of Field Policy and Management (FPM), HUD 54.9 56.9 -2.0 
192 Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), Interior 54.8 61.6 -6.8 
193 U.S. Army, Europe (USAREUR), Army 54.7 65.1 -10.4 
194 Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), DOL 54.4 52.5 1.9 
195 Defense Commissary Agency (DECA), DOD 54.3 60.2 -5.9 
196 Division of Corporation Finance, SEC 54.2 0.0 
197 Region 9 - Pacific Southwest, EPA 54.1 0.0 
197 National Park Service (NPS), Interior 54.1 51.6 2.5 
199 Office of the Secretary (OS), HHS 53.8 52.9 0.9 
200 Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DOD 52.6 51.1 1.5 
201 Air Force District of Washington (AFDW), Air Force 52.5 51.0 1.5 
202 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), DHS 52.1 39.2 12.9 
203 Defense Media Activity (DMA), DOD 52.0 62.1 -10.1 
204 Office of Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO), HUD 51.5 41.8 9.7 
205 Office of Intelligence and Analysis (IA), DHS 51.4 0.0 
206 International Trade Administration (ITA), Commerce 50.7 58.5 -7.8 
206 Management Directorate (MGMT), DHS 50.7 45.1 5.6 
208 Office of Administration and Resources Management (OARM), EPA 49.7 59.9 -10.2 
209 National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA 48.3 0.0 
210 National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), DHS 47.9 46.7 1.2 
211 Defense Health Agency (DHA), DOD 47.8 54.2 -6.4 
212 Bureau of the Fiscal Service (BFS), Treasury 47.7 48.1 -0.4 
213 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), DHS 47.5 49.0 -1.5 
214 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, USDA 46.5 0.0 
215 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), HHS 45.1 44.0 1.1 
216 Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Interior 44.6 49.1 -4.5 
217 U.S. Trustee Program (USTP), DOJ 44.1 45.5 -1.4 
218 Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), DOD 43.7 56.8 -13.1 
219 Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), HUD 43.6 52.2 -8.6 
220 U.S. Secret Service (USSS), DHS 41.7 46.1 -4.4 
221 Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DHS 41.6 52.1 -10.5 
222 Transportation Security Administration (TSA), DHS 40.3 46.2 -5.9 
223 Office for Civil Rights (OCR), ED 40.0 46.7 -6.7 
224 Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), DOJ 39.6 60.5 -20.9 
225 Ginnie Mae (GNMA), HUD 38.2 38.5 -0.3 
Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC), Air Force 0.0 
U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Air Force 0.0 
U.S. Air Forces, Europe (USAFE), Air Force 0.0 
25th Air Force, Air Force 0.0 
Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), Air Force 0.0 
Installation and Mission Support (AFIMSC), Air Force 0.0 
NORAD/U.S. Northern Command (NORAD), Air Force 0.0 
Air National Guard, Air Force 0.0 
Air Force Elements, U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Air Force 0.0 
Air Force Elements, U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), Air Force 0.0 
Risk Management Agency (RMA), USDA 0.0 
Office of the General Counsel (OGC), USDA 0.0 
Economic Research Service (ERS), USDA 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), USDA 0.0 
U.S. Army North, Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC), Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Audit Agency (USAAA), Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID), Army 0.0 
Office of the Chief of the National Guard Bureau (CNGB), Army 0.0 
Joint Activities, Army 0.0 
U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC), Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT), Army 0.0 
Joint Services and DOD Activities Supported the HQDA, Army 66.6 0.0 
U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Army 0.0 
Economic Development Administration (EDA), Commerce 0.0 
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Commerce 0.0 
National Technical Information Service (NTIS), Commerce 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Commerce 0.0 
Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Commerce 0.0 
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), DOD 0.0 
National Defense University (NDU), DOD 0.0 
Defense Microelectronics Activity, DOD 0.0 
Defense Technical Information Center, DOD 0.0 
Antitrust Division (ATR), DOJ 0.0 
Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD), DOJ 75.4 0.0 
Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), DOL 0.0 
Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS), DOL 45.2 0.0 
Power Marketing Administrations (PMA), DOE 0.0 
Office of the General Counsel (OGC), FERC 0.0 
Office of Energy Projects (OEP), FERC 0.0 
Office of Enforcement, FERC 0.0 
Office of Energy Market Regulation (OEMR), FERC 0.0 
Office of the General Counsel (OGC), ED 0.0 
Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), ED 59.1 0.0 
Institute of Education Sciences (IES), ED 0.0 
Region 1 - New England, EPA 0.0 
Region 8 - Mountains and Plains, EPA 0.0 
Region 10 - Pacific Northwest, EPA 0.0 
Office of Administrative Services (OAS), GSA 0.0 
Office of the General Counsel (OGC), GSA 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), GSA 0.0 
Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP), GSA 0.0 
Office of Mission Assurance (OMA), GSA 0.0 
Administration for Community Living (ACL), HHS 0.0 
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS 55.5 0.0 
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO), DHS 0.0 
Office of Policy Development and Research (PDR), HUD 0.0 
Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB), BBG 0.0 
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Interior 0.0 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Interior 0.0 
Office of the Solicitor (SOL), Interior 0.0 
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), Interior 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Interior 0.0 
Ames Research Center (ARC), NASA 0.0 
Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC), NASA 0.0 
Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Navy 0.0 
Office of Naval Research (ONR), Navy 0.0 
Strategic Systems Programs Office (SSP), Navy 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), OPM 0.0 
Facilities, Security and Emergency Management, OPM 0.0 
Merit System Audit and Compliance (MSAC), OPM 0.0 
Division of Investment Management, SEC 0.0 
Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, SEC 0.0 
Division of Trading and Markets, SEC 0.0 
Office of General Counsel, SEC 0.0 
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT 0.0 
Office of Inspector General (OIG), Treasury 0.0 
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Treasury 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), TVA 0.0 
Office of Inspector General (OIG), VA 0.0 

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