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)
Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC), Air Force 61.3 0.0 
U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Air Force 63.6 0.0 
U.S. Air Forces, Europe (USAFE), Air Force 66.7 0.0 
Air Education and Training Command (ATC), Air Force 62.2 0.0 
Headquarters - Air Force Reserve Command (HQ AFRES), Air Force 60.2 0.0 
Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), Air Force 63.0 0.0 
25th Air Force, Air Force 59.8 0.0 
Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), Air Force 69.0 0.0 
Installation and Mission Support (AFIMSC), Air Force 52.8 0.0 
Air Combat Command (ACC), Air Force 64.2 0.0 
Air Mobility Command (AMC), Air Force 66.8 0.0 
Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Air Force 58.0 0.0 
Space Command (AFSPC), Air Force 56.2 0.0 
NORAD/U.S. Northern Command (NORAD), Air Force 63.3 0.0 
Air National Guard, Air Force 63.4 0.0 
Air Force Elements, U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Air Force 74.5 0.0 
Air Force Elements, U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), Air Force 62.2 0.0 
Air Force District of Washington (AFDW), Air Force 59.4 0.0 
Global Strike Command (AFGSC), Air Force 62.4 0.0 
Headquarters, Air Force 66.1 0.0 
Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), USDA 66.5 0.0 
Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USDA 58.6 0.0 
Risk Management Agency (RMA), USDA 67.5 0.0 
Rural Development (RD), USDA 60.5 0.0 
Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), USDA 50.9 0.0 
Forest Service (USFS), USDA 53.7 0.0 
Office of the General Counsel (OGC), USDA 63.0 0.0 
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), USDA 61.5 0.0 
Economic Research Service (ERS), USDA 71.4 0.0 
National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), USDA 47.8 0.0 
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA 55.6 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), USDA 69.9 0.0 
Food Nutrition and Consumer Services (FNS), USDA 58.6 0.0 
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), USDA 59.4 0.0 
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA), USDA 61.7 0.0 
Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), USDA 65.0 0.0 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), USDA 59.6 0.0 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, USDA 0.0 
Departmental Management, USDA 61.4 0.0 
Farm Service Agency (FSA), USDA 63.4 0.0 
U.S. Army North, Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (ASC), Army 61.6 0.0 
U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), Army 51.0 0.0 
U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC), Army 51.5 0.0 
U.S. Army Audit Agency (USAAA), Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Installation Management Agency (IMA), Army 56.1 0.0 
U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID), Army 55.3 0.0 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Army 63.5 0.0 
Chief of Staff of the Army, Army 59.5 0.0 
U.S. Army, Europe (USAREUR), Army 60.1 0.0 
U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), Army 60.7 0.0 
Network Technology Enterprise Command - 9th Army Signal Command (NETCOM), Army 47.3 0.0 
Office of the Chief of the National Guard Bureau (CNGB), Army 54.8 0.0 
U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC), Army 57.7 0.0 
Joint Activities, Army 59.2 0.0 
U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), Army 59.4 0.0 
U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), Army 54.8 0.0 
U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC), Army 60.8 0.0 
Office of the Secretary of the Army (OS), Army 52.4 0.0 
Field Operating Offices of Office of the Secretary of the Army, Army 67.2 0.0 
U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT), Army 52.0 0.0 
HQDA Field Operating Agencies and Staff Support Agencies, Army 58.4 0.0 
Joint Services and DOD Activities Supported the HQDA, Army 55.3 0.0 
U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Army 75.9 0.0 
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Army 63.3 0.0 
U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command (MEPCOM), Army 54.3 0.0 
Office of the Secretary (OS ), Commerce 56.6 0.0 
Economic Development Administration (EDA), Commerce 46.2 0.0 
Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Commerce 66.0 0.0 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce 62.0 0.0 
International Trade Administration (ITA), Commerce 56.0 0.0 
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), Commerce 77.2 0.0 
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Commerce 66.9 0.0 
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Commerce 47.2 0.0 
National Technical Information Service (NTIS), Commerce 50.0 0.0 
U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce 56.0 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Commerce 49.3 0.0 
Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Commerce 71.6 0.0 
Joint Chiefs of Staff, DOD 0.0 
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), DOD 56.5 0.0 
Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), DOD 63.5 0.0 
Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), DOD 63.2 0.0 
Defense Security Service, DOD 0.0 
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), DOD 60.9 0.0 
Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), DOD 53.0 0.0 
Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), DOD 52.4 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DOD 49.4 0.0 
Missile Defense Agency (MDA), DOD 54.9 0.0 
Defense Commissary Agency (DECA), DOD 58.1 0.0 
Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), DOD 60.0 0.0 
Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA), DOD 57.1 0.0 
Defense Health Agency (DHA), DOD 46.9 0.0 
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), DOD 49.6 0.0 
Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), DOD 58.5 0.0 
National Defense University (NDU), DOD 61.1 0.0 
Defense Microelectronics Activity, DOD 0.0 
Defense Technical Information Center, DOD 0.0 
Defense Media Activity (DMA), DOD 54.9 0.0 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), DOJ 70.6 0.0 
Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), DOJ 62.5 0.0 
Office of Justice Programs (OJP), DOJ 58.9 0.0 
U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), DOJ 67.7 0.0 
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Attorneys' Office (EOUSA), DOJ 70.4 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DOJ 58.1 0.0 
U.S. Trustee Program (USTP), DOJ 59.7 0.0 
Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), DOJ 55.5 0.0 
Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF), DOJ 63.3 0.0 
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), DOJ 68.9 0.0 
Justice Management Division (JMD), DOJ 58.7 0.0 
Antitrust Division (ATR), DOJ 73.0 0.0 
Civil Division, DOJ 77.9 0.0 
Civil Rights Division, DOJ 67.1 0.0 
Criminal Division, DOJ 67.4 0.0 
Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD), DOJ 84.8 0.0 
Tax Division, DOJ 70.6 0.0 
Office of the Secretary, DOL 0.0 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM), DOL 58.8 0.0 
Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), DOL 60.1 0.0 
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), DOL 47.6 0.0 
Employment and Training Administration (ETA), DOL 56.1 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DOL 52.7 0.0 
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), DOL 71.5 0.0 
Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS), DOL 52.7 0.0 
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), DOL 67.9 0.0 
Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), DOL 63.1 0.0 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), DOL 63.2 0.0 
Office of the Solicitor (SOL), DOL 68.0 0.0 
Veterans Employment and Training Services (VETS), DOL 64.2 0.0 
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP), DOL 57.6 0.0 
Wage and Hour Division (WHD), DOL 63.2 0.0 
Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), DOE 59.2 0.0 
Power Marketing Administrations (PMA), DOE 65.8 0.0 
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), DOE 52.1 0.0 
Office of the Secretary (OS), DOE 56.0 0.0 
Under Secretary for Management and Performance, DOE 54.9 0.0 
Under Secretary for Science and Energy, DOE 57.1 0.0 
Office of the General Counsel (OGC), FERC 91.7 0.0 
Office of Energy Projects (OEP), FERC 70.1 0.0 
Office of the Executive Director (OED), FERC 66.5 0.0 
Office of Enforcement, FERC 64.8 0.0 
Office of Energy Market Regulation (OEMR), FERC 77.9 0.0 
Office for Civil Rights (OCR), ED 46.7 0.0 
Office of Inspector General (OIG), ED 74.6 0.0 
Office of the General Counsel (OGC), ED 73.9 0.0 
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), ED 67.8 0.0 
Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), ED 48.6 0.0 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), ED 65.4 0.0 
Office of Management (OM), ED 64.3 0.0 
Federal Student Aid (FSA), ED 62.7 0.0 
Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), ED 51.6 0.0 
Institute of Education Sciences (IES), ED 73.6 0.0 
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), ED 58.6 0.0 
Office of Enforcement Compliance Assurance (OECA), EPA 49.2 0.0 
Office of Administration and Resources Management (OARM), EPA 54.7 0.0 
Office of Water (OW), EPA 58.9 0.0 
Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM), EPA 57.4 0.0 
Office of Air and Radiation (OAR), EPA 59.9 0.0 
Office of Research and Development (ORD), EPA 48.6 0.0 
Region 1 - New England, EPA 70.3 0.0 
Region 2, EPA 54.9 0.0 
Region 3 - Mid-Atlantic, EPA 70.8 0.0 
Region 4 - Southeast, EPA 63.0 0.0 
Region 5, EPA 64.5 0.0 
Region 6 - South Central, EPA 64.9 0.0 
Region 7 - Midwest, EPA 73.2 0.0 
Region 8 - Mountains and Plains, EPA 58.8 0.0 
Region 9 - Pacific Southwest, EPA 53.1 0.0 
Region 10 - Pacific Northwest, EPA 42.6 0.0 
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), EPA 47.6 0.0 
Community Supervision Program (CSP), CSOSA 59.1 0.0 
Office of Administrative Services (OAS), GSA 44.4 0.0 
Public Buildings Service (PBS), GSA 60.1 0.0 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), GSA 61.0 0.0 
Office of the General Counsel (OGC), GSA 64.0 0.0 
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO), GSA 57.9 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), GSA 71.6 0.0 
Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), GSA 68.8 0.0 
Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP), GSA 62.9 0.0 
GSA IT, GSA 65.5 0.0 
Office of Mission Assurance (OMA), GSA 60.5 0.0 
Administration for Community Living (ACL), HHS 67.1 0.0 
Office of the Secretary (OS), HHS 49.1 0.0 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), HHS 38.1 0.0 
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS 65.5 0.0 
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS 61.2 0.0 
Food and Drug Administration (FDA), HHS 65.0 0.0 
Indian Health Service (IHS), HHS 55.2 0.0 
National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS 66.4 0.0 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS 69.9 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), HHS 71.7 0.0 
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS 68.0 0.0 
Administration for Children and Families (ACF), HHS 61.4 0.0 
Customs and Border Protection (CBP), DHS 44.3 0.0 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), DHS 35.7 0.0 
Office of Intelligence and Analysis (IA), DHS 34.4 0.0 
Management Directorate (MGMT), DHS 46.1 0.0 
Transportation Security Administration (TSA), DHS 44.0 0.0 
United States Coast Guard (USCG), DHS 67.9 0.0 
U.S. Secret Service (USSS), DHS 34.2 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DHS 49.5 0.0 
Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), DHS 65.9 0.0 
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), DHS 44.2 0.0 
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), DHS 61.7 0.0 
National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), DHS 41.7 0.0 
Office of the Secretary (OS), DHS 53.2 0.0 
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO), DHS 66.4 0.0 
Science and Technology Directorate, DHS 38.4 0.0 
Office of Administration, HUD 57.5 0.0 
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO), HUD 48.3 0.0 
Office of the General Counsel (OGC), HUD 57.4 0.0 
Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), HUD 55.4 0.0 
Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO), HUD 47.7 0.0 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), HUD 52.8 0.0 
Office of Field Policy and Management (FPM), HUD 55.1 0.0 
Office of Housing, HUD 52.2 0.0 
Office of Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO), HUD 40.8 0.0 
Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH), HUD 53.5 0.0 
Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), HUD 55.4 0.0 
Office of Policy Development and Research (PDR), HUD 60.2 0.0 
Ginnie Mae (GNMA), HUD 50.0 0.0 
Voice of America (VOA), BBG 49.4 0.0 
Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB), BBG 50.2 0.0 
Office of the Secretary (OS), Interior 61.7 0.0 
Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Interior 54.7 0.0 
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Interior 55.5 0.0 
Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), Interior 59.0 0.0 
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior 66.0 0.0 
National Park Service (NPS), Interior 53.2 0.0 
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), Interior 60.2 0.0 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Interior 63.2 0.0 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Interior 64.3 0.0 
Office of the Solicitor (SOL), Interior 52.2 0.0 
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), Interior 49.4 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Interior 78.3 0.0 
Headquarters (HQ), NASA 71.4 0.0 
Ames Research Center (ARC), NASA 73.3 0.0 
Glenn Research Center (GRC), NASA 75.2 0.0 
Langley Research Center (LARC), NASA 76.5 0.0 
Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC), NASA 72.9 0.0 
Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), NASA 78.1 0.0 
Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), NASA 79.2 0.0 
Johnson Space Center (JSC), NASA 75.6 0.0 
Kennedy Space Center (KSC), NASA 73.0 0.0 
Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Navy 60.3 0.0 
Assistant for Administration, Navy 62.1 0.0 
Office of Naval Research (ONR), Navy 61.7 0.0 
Naval Medical Command (NAVMEDCOM), Navy 59.2 0.0 
Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Navy 63.8 0.0 
Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS), Navy 60.1 0.0 
Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), Navy 61.5 0.0 
Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Navy 59.8 0.0 
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Navy 56.9 0.0 
Marine Corps (USMC), Navy 58.6 0.0 
Strategic Systems Programs Office (SSP), Navy 61.6 0.0 
Military Sealift Command (MSC), Navy 63.9 0.0 
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), Navy 63.8 0.0 
Commander, Navy Installations (CNI), Navy 53.2 0.0 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), OPM 58.2 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), OPM 74.9 0.0 
Federal Investigative Service (FISD), OPM 67.0 0.0 
Facilities, Security and Emergency Management, OPM 72.9 0.0 
Retirement Services, OPM 68.7 0.0 
Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), OPM 61.4 0.0 
Healthcare and Insurance, OPM 70.0 0.0 
Employee Services, OPM 67.2 0.0 
HR Solutions, OPM 61.2 0.0 
Merit System Audit and Compliance (MSAC), OPM 60.7 0.0 
Division of Corporation Finance, SEC 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 Financial Management, SEC 0.0 
Office of Support Operations, SEC 0.0 
Office of General Counsel, SEC 0.0 
Office of Human Resources, SEC 0.0 
Office of Information Technology, SEC 0.0 
National Enforcement Program, SEC 0.0 
National Examination Program, SEC 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General, SSA 0.0 
Office of the Secretary (OS), DOT 61.8 0.0 
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT 61.0 0.0 
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT 77.5 0.0 
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), DOT 65.9 0.0 
Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT 56.0 0.0 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT 46.0 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DOT 70.8 0.0 
Maritime Administration (MARAD), DOT 64.7 0.0 
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT 61.3 0.0 
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT 66.3 0.0 
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Treasury 79.7 0.0 
Departmental Offices (DO), Treasury 62.4 0.0 
Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury 56.0 0.0 
Office of Inspector General (OIG), Treasury 74.5 0.0 
U.S. Mint (USM), Treasury 64.1 0.0 
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Treasury 43.1 0.0 
Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), Treasury 68.5 0.0 
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury 75.9 0.0 
Bureau of the Fiscal Service (BFS), Treasury 57.0 0.0 
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), Treasury 78.3 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), TVA 0.0 
Central Office (VACO), VA 51.8 0.0 
Office of Inspector General (OIG), VA 73.6 0.0 
Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), VA 55.5 0.0 
National Cemetery Administration (NCA), VA 63.6 0.0 
Veterans Health Administration (VHA), VA 55.7 0.0 

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