Agency Rankings 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.


Lower Quartile (0–25%) Below Median (25–50%) Above Median (50–75%) Upper Quartile (75–100%)

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Rank Agency 2014 2013 Change
1 Stennis Space Center (SSC), NASA 88.7 0.00 
2 Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), Commerce 87.8 87.1 0.70 
3 Maritime Administration, DOT 81.9 66.0 15.90 
4 Langley Research Center (LARC), NASA 80.9 79.8 1.10 
5 Kennedy Space Center (KSC), NASA 79.7 78.7 1.00 
6 Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO/M), OPM 78.8 81.6 -2.80 
6 National Cemetery Administration (NCA), VA 78.8 70.9 7.90 
8 Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), NASA 78.4 82.1 -3.70 
9 Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury 77.7 79.8 -2.10 
10 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT 77.6 80.3 -2.70 
11 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), DOJ 77.5 77.1 0.40 
12 Johnson Space Center (JSC), NASA 76.4 77.5 -1.10 
13 Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), NASA 76.0 77.9 -1.90 
14 Office of the Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), Treasury 75.7 77.6 -1.90 
15 Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD), DOJ 75.1 68.8 6.30 
15 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, DOT 75.1 69.3 5.80 
17 Headquarters (HQ), NASA 73.6 68.5 5.10 
18 Office of the Secretary, DOT 73.5 62.9 10.60 
19 Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), USDA 73.3 0.00 
19 Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Navy 73.3 64.5 8.80 
21 Global Strike Command, Air Force 72.9 0.00 
22 U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command, Army 72.1 0.00 
23 Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), GSA 71.9 71.5 0.40 
24 Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), USDA 71.6 58.5 13.10 
25 Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System (BOP), DOJ 71.1 71.3 -0.20 
25 Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer, GSA 71.1 57.6 13.50 
25 Federal Investigative Service (FISD), OPM 71.1 70.9 0.20 
28 U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), Army 70.9 61.2 9.70 
28 Bureau of Economic Analysis, Commerce 70.9 73.7 -2.80 
28 U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), DOJ 70.9 69.9 1.00 
31 Office of the Chief Information Officer, GSA 70.8 0.00 
32 Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), USDA 70.5 71.2 -0.70 
33 Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), DOD 69.9 63.8 6.10 
34 Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), DOD 69.8 72.4 -2.60 
35 Field Operating Offices of Office of the Secretary of the Army, Army 69.7 86.6 -16.90 
36 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Army 69.4 66.1 3.30 
36 Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), DOD 69.4 66.7 2.70 
38 Pretrial Services Agency, CSOSA 69.3 73.3 -4.00 
38 U.S. Pacific Fleet, Commander In Chief (COMPACFLT), Navy 69.3 75.3 -6.00 
40 Office of the General Counsel, HUD 69.1 46.2 22.90 
41 Tax Division, DOJ 68.8 65.4 3.40 
42 Air Combat Command (ACC), Air Force 68.2 70.8 -2.60 
42 Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, ED 68.2 56.4 11.80 
42 U.S. Mint (USM), Treasury 68.2 65.5 2.70 
45 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS 68.1 72.4 -4.30 
46 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS 67.7 68.3 -0.60 
47 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), DOJ 67.5 73.4 -5.90 
48 Glenn Research Center (GRC), NASA 67.3 75.4 -8.10 
49 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), DOL 66.9 58.9 8.00 
50 Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), USDA 66.8 59.5 7.30 
50 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Commerce 66.8 52.2 14.60 
50 Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), Navy 66.8 70.0 -3.20 
50 Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Treasury 66.8 71.1 -4.30 
54 Food and Drug Administration (FDA), HHS 66.6 67.4 -0.80 
54 United States Coast Guard (USCG), DHS 66.6 67.2 -0.60 
56 Federal Student Aid (FSA), ED 66.5 57.2 9.30 
57 Region 4 - Atlanta, EPA 66.4 69.8 -3.40 
57 Retirement Services, OPM 66.4 60.8 5.60 
57 Office of the Chief Information Officer, OPM 66.4 71.2 -4.80 
60 Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), Navy 66.3 71.0 -4.70 
61 Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), Navy 66.2 73.4 -7.20 
61 U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Commander In Chief (COMLANTFLT), Navy 66.2 70.7 -4.50 
63 Air Mobility Command (AMC), Air Force 66.1 63.1 3.00 
63 U.S. Army Accessions Command (USAAC), Army 66.1 55.1 11.00 
65 National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS 65.9 64.4 1.50 
66 Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA), USDA 65.8 0.00 
66 Field, EEOC 65.8 0.00 
68 Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), GSA 65.7 65.5 0.20 
69 Space Command (AFSPC), Air Force 65.3 48.7 16.60 
69 Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), DOJ 65.3 0.00 
69 Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), Treasury 65.3 66.4 -1.10 
72 Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), DOD 65.2 69.0 -3.80 
73 Office of the Inspector General (OIG), ED 65.0 0.00 
74 Air Education and Training Command (ATC), Air Force 64.7 58.0 6.70 
74 Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA), DOJ 64.7 74.8 -10.10 
76 Office of the Executive Director, FERC 64.5 68.0 -3.50 
77 Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Air Force 64.3 60.9 3.40 
77 Forest Service (FS), USDA 64.3 51.1 13.20 
77 Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), USDA 64.3 73.3 -9.00 
77 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury 64.3 64.8 -0.50 
81 Public Buildings Service (PBS), GSA 64.1 63.7 0.40 
81 Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), DHS 64.1 65.5 -1.40 
83 Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Navy 64.0 64.7 -0.70 
84 Food Nutrition and Consumer Services (FNS), USDA 63.8 0.00 
85 Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), DOD 63.7 57.3 6.40 
86 Headquarters, Air Force Reserve (HQ AFRES), Air Force 63.5 58.2 5.30 
87 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), DOI 63.3 72.3 -9.00 
88 Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), Air Force 63.1 0.00 
88 U.S. Army, Europe, Army 63.1 61.1 2.00 
88 Secret Service, DHS 63.1 64.1 -1.00 
91 Office of the Chief Financial Officer, EPA 62.9 58.7 4.20 
92 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT 62.8 68.2 -5.40 
93 Office of the Secretary (OSD), DOD 62.7 0.00 
93 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), DOI 62.7 70.7 -8.00 
95 Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF), DOJ 62.5 61.3 1.20 
96 Power Marketing Administrations, DOE 62.4 0.00 
97 U.S. Army Netcom/9th Army Signal Command (NETCOM), Army 62.3 63.2 -0.90 
97 Employee Services, OPM 62.3 74.6 -12.30 
99 U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), Army 62.2 61.4 0.80 
99 Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), DHS 62.2 74.9 -12.70 
101 Office of Administrative Services, GSA 61.9 0.00 
102 Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS 61.7 65.4 -3.70 
102 Veterans Health Administration (VHA), VA 61.7 63.9 -2.20 
104 Civil Rights Division, DOJ 61.5 68.9 -7.40 
104 Federal Railroad Administration, DOT 61.5 83.1 -21.60 
106 Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Navy 61.4 58.9 2.50 
107 Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), ED 61.3 58.3 3.00 
108 Bureau of the Census (Census), Commerce 61.2 67.1 -5.90 
108 Missile Defense Agency, DOD 61.2 57.3 3.90 
110 Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), DOD 60.9 57.8 3.10 
110 Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), VA 60.9 60.9 0.00 
112 Marine Corps (USMC), Navy 60.8 64.4 -3.60 
113 U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC), Army 60.6 67.0 -6.40 
114 Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USDA 60.5 67.5 -7.00 
115 U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), Army 60.2 62.8 -2.60 
116 U.S. Army Installation Management Agency (IMA), Army 60.1 59.4 0.70 
116 HR Solutions, OPM 60.1 61.8 -1.70 
118 Immediate Office of the Chief-of-Staff of the Army, Army 59.8 63.5 -3.70 
119 Field Operating Agencies of the Army Staff Resourced Through OA-22, Army 59.6 60.8 -1.20 
120 Office of the Solicitor, DOL 59.5 55.7 3.80 
120 Region 3 - Philadelphia, EPA 59.5 80.7 -21.20 
122 Office of Justice Programs (OJP), DOJ 59.2 61.7 -2.50 
123 Community Supervision Program, CSOSA 58.1 57.5 0.60 
123 Naval Medical Command (NAVMEDCOM), Navy 58.1 60.0 -1.90 
125 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce 57.8 60.8 -3.00 
125 Office of the Inspector General, DOL 57.8 0.00 
127 Employee Benefits Security Administration (PWBA), DOL 57.7 51.8 5.90 
128 Assistant for Administration, Under Secretary of the Navy, Navy 57.5 58.3 -0.80 
129 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), DOL 57.4 65.7 -8.30 
129 Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Navy 57.4 49.1 8.30 
131 National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA 57.3 56.8 0.50 
131 Headquarters, EEOC 57.3 0.00 
133 Farm Service Agency (FSA), USDA 57.1 49.2 7.90 
134 U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (ASC), Army 57.0 46.7 10.30 
134 Justice Management Division, DOJ 57.0 65.6 -8.60 
134 Criminal Division, DOJ 57.0 57.8 -0.80 
137 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Army 56.8 60.8 -4.00 
138 Defense Threat Reduction Agency, DOD 56.4 0.00 
138 Region 5 - Chicago, EPA 56.4 73.0 -16.60 
138 Bureau of Naval Personnel, Navy 56.4 51.2 5.20 
141 Defense Human Resources Activity, DOD 56.3 61.0 -4.70 
141 Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DHS 56.3 54.2 2.10 
141 Commander, Navy Installations (CNI), Navy 56.3 51.1 5.20 
144 Military Sealift Command (MSC), Navy 56.1 64.8 -8.70 
145 Air Force District of Washington, Air Force 55.9 58.0 -2.10 
145 Office of the Secretary, Commerce 55.9 56.4 -0.50 
147 U.S. Army, Pacific, Army 55.8 0.00 
148 Wage and Hour Division, DOL 55.7 62.2 -6.50 
149 Voice of America, BBG 55.6 60.1 -4.50 
149 Federal Transit Administration, DOT 55.6 60.0 -4.40 
151 Administration for Children and Families (ACF), HHS 55.4 60.3 -4.90 
152 Rural Development, USDA 54.4 57.3 -2.90 
153 TRICARE Management Activity, DOD 54.3 63.2 -8.90 
154 Office of the Inspector General, DOD 54.1 43.9 10.20 
154 Defense Commissary Agency (DECA), DOD 54.1 54.2 -0.10 
156 Office of Mission Assurance, GSA 53.9 0.00 
157 Office of the Secretary (HHS/OS), HHS 53.6 60.0 -6.40 
158 Director of Administration, HUD 53.5 0.00 
159 Office of Administration and Resources Management (OARM), EPA 53.3 71.2 -17.90 
159 Indian Health Service (HIS), HHS 53.3 57.6 -4.30 
161 Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), USDA 53.0 0.00 
161 Office of Management, ED 53.0 57.8 -4.80 
163 U.S. Trustee Program (USTP), DOJ 52.9 47.3 5.60 
163 Office of Field Policy and Management, HUD 52.9 53.6 -0.70 
163 National Park Service (NPS), DOI 52.9 54.8 -1.90 
166 Departmental Administration (DA), USDA 52.5 64.5 -12.00 
167 Under Secretary for Science and Energy, DOE 52.4 0.00 
167 Office of the Secretary, DOI 52.4 56.3 -3.90 
169 Office of the Chief Financial Officer, HUD 51.6 54.6 -3.00 
170 Washington Headquarters Services, Director of Administration and Management, Pentagon Force Protection Agency, DOD 51.3 0.00 
171 Central Office, VA 51.2 50.8 0.40 
172 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), DHS 51.1 47.3 3.80 
173 National Nuclear Security Administration, DOE 50.9 59.4 -8.50 
174 Office of the Secretary of the Army, Army 50.6 51.2 -0.60 
174 Under Secretary for Management and Performance, DOE 50.6 0.00 
174 Office of Public and Indian Housing, HUD 50.6 44.1 6.50 
177 Bureau of Land Management (BLM), DOI 50.3 49.2 1.10 
178 Customs and Border Protection (CBP), DHS 50.0 54.7 -4.70 
179 Joint Services and Activities Supported By the Office of the Secretary of the Army, Army 49.6 57.7 -8.10 
179 Departmental Offices, Treasury 49.6 58.9 -9.30 
181 International Trade Administration (ITA), Commerce 48.8 51.3 -2.50 
182 Assistant Secretary for Housing, Federal Housing Commissioner (FHA), HUD 48.7 52.9 -4.20 
183 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM), DOL 48.5 53.4 -4.90 
184 Transportation Security Administration (TSA), DHS 47.8 52.6 -4.80 
185 U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), Army 47.7 61.7 -14.00 
186 Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, DOL 47.2 44.7 2.50 
187 Office of Community Planning and Development, HUD 47.1 50.3 -3.20 
188 Employment and Training Administration (ETA), DOL 46.6 42.3 4.30 
188 Office of the Secretary, DHS 46.6 49.4 -2.80 
190 Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), DOI 46.5 35.8 10.70 
191 All Other Components, DOJ 46.3 56.3 -10.00 
192 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), HHS 45.4 46.1 -0.70 
193 Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), DOL 43.6 32.4 11.20 
194 Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Treasury 43.4 0.00 
195 Office of the Secretary, DOE 43.2 0.00 
195 National Protection and Programs Directorate, DHS 43.2 34.7 8.50 
197 Office for Civil Rights (OCR), ED 43.0 61.3 -18.30 
198 Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, DOL 42.9 41.4 1.50 
199 Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, DOD 42.5 0.00 
200 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT 42.4 64.0 -21.60 
201 International Broadcasting Bureau, BBG 41.9 49.6 -7.70 
202 Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), ED 41.4 40.1 1.30 
203 Office of Chief Procurement Officer, HUD 40.0 44.1 -4.10 
204 Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer, HUD 38.9 41.0 -2.10 
205 Intelligence and Analysis, DHS 38.3 48.4 -10.10 
206 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), DHS 37.8 48.3 -10.50 
207 Management Directorate, DHS 35.8 44.5 -8.70 
208 Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, HUD 35.6 44.6 -9.00 
209 Office of the Under Secretary for Science and Technology, DHS 34.9 0.00 
Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Air Force 0.00 
Air Force Personnel Center, Air Force 0.00 
U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Air Force 0.00 
U.S. Air Forces, Europe (USAFE), Air Force 0.00 
Headquarters Air Intelligence Agency (AIA), Air Force 0.00 
Air Force Special Operations Command, Air Force 0.00 
Headquarters and Support Elements, Air Force 48.9 0.00 
Installation Contracting Agency, Air Force 0.00 
Civilian Career Training, Air Force 0.00 
Air Weather Service, Air Force 0.00 
Air Force Elements, U.S. Central Command, Air Force 0.00 
Air Force Elements, U.S. Special Operations Command, Air Force 0.00 
Air Force Elements, U.S. Strategic Command, Air Force 0.00 
Air Force Elements, U.S. Transportation Command, Air Force 0.00 
Air Force Elements, Other Than Europe, Air Force 0.00 
Air Force Elements, U.S. Northern Command, Air Force 0.00 
Civil Engineering Center, Air Force 0.00 
Risk Management Agency (RMA), USDA 0.00 
Office of the General Counsel, USDA 0.00 
Economic Research Service, USDA 0.00 
National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), USDA 0.00 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), USDA 0.00 
U.S. Army Central, Army 0.00 
U.S. Army North, Army 0.00 
U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC), Army 0.00 
U.S. Army Audit Agency, Army 0.00 
U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, Army 0.00 
Office of the Chief of the National Guard Bureau, Army 0.00 
Joint Activities, Army 0.00 
U.S. Army Military District of Washington, Army 0.00 
U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command, Army 0.00 
U.S. Special Operations Command, Army 79.5 0.00 
Economic Development Administration, Commerce 0.00 
National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Commerce 0.00 
National Technical Information Service, Commerce 0.00 
Office of the Inspector General, Commerce 0.00 
Defense Media Activity, DOD 0.00 
Washington Headquarters Services, Serviced, DOD 0.00 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DOJ 0.00 
Antitrust Division, DOJ 0.00 
Civil Division, DOJ 0.00 
Administrative Law Judges, DOL 0.00 
Bureau of International Labor Affairs, DOL 0.00 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer, DOL 0.00 
Office of Labor-Management Standards, DOL 0.00 
Veterans Employment and Training Services, DOL 0.00 
Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), DOE 68.2 0.00 
Office of the General Counsel, FERC 0.00 
Office of Energy Projects, FERC 0.00 
Office of Enforcement, FERC 0.00 
Office of Energy Market Regulation, FERC 0.00 
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, ED 0.00 
Office of the General Counsel, ED 0.00 
Office of the Chief Information Officer, ED 58.9 0.00 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), ED 63.0 0.00 
Institute of Education Sciences, ED 0.00 
Office of the Administrator (AO), EPA 0.00 
Office of Enforcement Compliance Assurance (OECA), EPA 0.00 
Office of Water (OW), EPA 0.00 
Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER), EPA 0.00 
Office of Air and Radiation (OAR), EPA 0.00 
Office of Research and Development (ORD), EPA 0.00 
Region 1 - Boston, EPA 0.00 
Region 2 - New York, EPA 0.00 
Region 6 - Dallas, EPA 73.4 0.00 
Region 7 - Kansas City, EPA 0.00 
Region 8 - Denver, EPA 0.00 
Region 9 - San Francisco, EPA 0.00 
Region 10 - Seattle, EPA 0.00 
Office of the Inspector General, EPA 0.00 
Office of the General Counsel, EPA 0.00 
Office of Environmental Information, EPA 0.00 
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, EPA 0.00 
Office of the General Counsel, GSA 0.00 
Office of the Inspector General, GSA 0.00 
Office of Government-wide Policy, GSA 81.7 0.00 
Administration for Community Living, HHS 0.00 
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS 0.00 
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO), DHS 0.00 
Office of Chief Information Officer, HUD 0.00 
Office of Policy Development and Research, HUD 0.00 
Office of Cuba Broadcasting, BBG 0.00 
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), DOI 0.00 
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, DOI 0.00 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, DOI 0.00 
Office of the Solicitor, DOI 0.00 
Office of Surface Mining (OSMRE), DOI 0.00 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DOI 0.00 
Ames Research Center (ARC), NASA 0.00 
Armstrong Flight Research Center, NASA 0.00 
Office of Naval Research (ONR), Navy 68.2 0.00 
Naval Intelligence Command, Navy 0.00 
Strategic Systems Programs Office, Navy 0.00 
Naval Reserve Force, Navy 0.00 
Naval Special Warfare Command, Navy 0.00 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), OPM 0.00 
Facilities, Security, Contracting, OPM 0.00 
Healthcare and Insurance, OPM 0.00 
Merit System Audit and Compliance, OPM 0.00 
Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, DOT 0.00 
Research and Innovative Technology Administration, DOT 0.00 
Office of the Inspector General, DOT 73.3 0.00 
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, DOT 57.4 0.00 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Treasury 0.00 
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCen), Treasury 0.00 
Office of the Inspector General, VA 0.00 
Not all agencies have data for demographic groups, due to small sample sizes.

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