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)
135 Department of Justice 81.4 75.5 -26.4 
4 Department of Transportation 73.6 74.2 2.4 
7 Department of the Treasury 72.9 69.9 -0.4 
2 Office of Personnel Management 71.6 61.3 6.1 
9 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 71.0 69.6 1.2 
1 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 70.4 83.5 18.5 
9 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 70.4 69.7 1.8 
11 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 70.3 65.6 1.8 
18 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 70.1 67.1 0.6 
14 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 68.2 60.3 3.2 
20 Department of Transportation 68.2 66.9 2.0 
33 Department of Justice 68.1 64.6 -1.6 
30 Department of the Army 67.6 66.1 -0.5 
13 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 67.6 62.2 4.0 
27 Department of the Treasury 67.5 64.9 0.0 
26 Office of Personnel Management 67.4 54.2 0.2 
75 Department of Justice 66.9 61.7 -6.2 
6 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 66.4 63.6 6.5 
25 Department of the Treasury 66.4 63.4 1.7 
50 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 66.2 57.5 -2.6 
15 Office of Personnel Management 66.2 60.8 5.0 
24 Securities and Exchange Commission 65.4 2.8 
7 Department of Justice 64.6 59.5 7.9 
36 Department of the Interior 64.2 65.0 1.7 
101 Department of Labor 64.1 60.1 -5.9 
92 Department of Agriculture 63.9 51.4 -4.7 
44 General Services Administration 63.2 60.2 1.0 
129 Office of Personnel Management 63.1 57.5 -7.8 
44 Department of Education 62.9 68.8 1.3 
3 Securities and Exchange Commission 62.7 13.6 
59 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 62.0 62.1 1.2 
90 Department of the Air Force 61.9 63.8 -2.2 
55 Department of Health and Human Services 61.7 52.2 1.6 
33 Department of Health and Human Services 61.6 56.3 4.9 
47 Securities and Exchange Commission 61.4 2.7 
107 Department of Homeland Security 61.1 66.1 -3.5 
17 Department of the Air Force 61.0 58.5 9.8 
131 Department of Education 61.0 65.9 -5.9 
69 Department of the Air Force 60.9 63.1 0.2 
334 Department of Education 60.9 60.3 -33.0 
41 Department of Agriculture 60.3 61.2 4.8 
135 Department of Transportation 60.2 53.0 -5.2 
74 General Services Administration 60.1 49.5 0.7 
62 Securities and Exchange Commission 60.0 2.6 
109 Department of the Air Force 59.9 62.2 -2.4 
138 Department of Agriculture 59.8 53.6 -4.9 
35 Department of Defense 59.7 6.5 
170 Department of the Air Force 59.6 48.0 -7.1 
112 Department of Health and Human Services 59.6 56.6 -2.5 
37 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 59.6 54.1 6.1 
72 Securities and Exchange Commission 59.5 1.4 
5 Department of Commerce 59.4 58.0 15.5 
156 Department of Commerce 58.9 57.7 -5.2 
47 General Services Administration 58.8 52.4 5.3 
83 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 58.8 56.2 1.5 
55 Department of Veterans Affairs 58.7 65.5 4.6 
169 Department of Justice 58.6 56.6 -6.0 
71 Department of Labor 58.6 57.4 2.4 
96 Department of Homeland Security 58.6 53.2 0.4 
240 Department of Housing and Urban Development 58.5 51.0 -11.5 
84 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 58.5 59.5 1.7 
162 Department of Justice 58.4 65.1 -5.3 
308 Department of Justice 58.4 58.8 -20.1 
75 Department of Health and Human Services 58.4 55.8 2.3 
61 Department of Health and Human Services 58.2 55.5 4.6 
98 Department of the Air Force 58.1 54.3 0.7 
105 Department of the Army 58.0 48.9 -0.1 
63 Department of Commerce 58.0 57.9 4.3 
55 Department of Defense 58.0 54.3 5.3 
272 Department of Education 57.7 54.1 -13.5 
109 Department of Justice 57.5 57.2 0.0 
32 Securities and Exchange Commission 57.4 9.5 
23 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 57.3 59.9 11.7 
52 Department of Health and Human Services 56.9 57.5 6.6 
38 Office of Personnel Management 56.7 54.1 8.9 
94 Department of the Army 56.6 51.6 2.5 
187 Department of the Treasury 56.6 53.1 -5.5 
52 Department of the Army 56.5 53.0 7.0 
254 Department of Education 56.4 54.3 -10.8 
75 Office of Personnel Management 56.3 64.3 4.4 
144 Department of Labor 56.2 47.7 -1.8 
42 Department of the Navy 56.0 52.7 8.9 
19 Office of Personnel Management 56.0 54.1 14.5 
79 Securities and Exchange Commission 56.0 4.6 
140 Department of the Air Force 55.9 56.0 -1.2 
27 General Services Administration 55.8 52.1 11.7 
86 Environmental Protection Agency 55.7 48.8 4.3 
194 Department of Labor 55.6 53.4 -4.9 
123 Department of Justice 55.5 53.2 0.3 
79 Department of the Interior 55.4 47.4 5.2 
193 Department of Transportation 55.4 50.1 -4.6 
162 General Services Administration 55.2 48.5 -2.1 
105 Department of Homeland Security 55.0 49.4 2.9 
168 Department of Labor 54.9 52.9 -2.2 
67 Securities and Exchange Commission 54.9 7.0 
82 Department of Housing and Urban Development 54.8 43.8 5.7 
131 Department of Commerce 54.7 51.8 0.4 
113 Department of Education 54.7 50.2 2.1 
289 Environmental Protection Agency 54.6 47.5 -13.2 
154 Office of Personnel Management 54.6 50.2 -0.8 
142 Department of Energy 54.5 49.5 0.1 
68 Securities and Exchange Commission 54.5 7.3 
146 Department of the Air Force 54.3 52.9 -0.1 
157 Department of Commerce 54.2 48.5 -0.6 
124 Department of Labor 54.0 48.0 1.7 
94 Department of Agriculture 53.9 53.0 5.2 
121 Department of Agriculture 53.8 47.4 2.2 
117 Department of the Army 53.7 51.1 2.6 
96 Department of Transportation 53.6 49.8 5.4 
295 Environmental Protection Agency 53.4 46.3 -12.8 
321 Department of Agriculture 53.3 52.9 -16.7 
189 Environmental Protection Agency 53.3 47.4 -2.3 
175 Department of Health and Human Services 53.1 47.1 -1.3 
88 Department of the Navy 53.1 49.7 6.7 
167 Department of the Air Force 53.0 51.4 -0.2 
166 Environmental Protection Agency 52.9 46.2 0.0 
127 Department of Health and Human Services 52.9 48.9 2.5 
189 Department of Defense 52.8 51.7 -1.8 
104 Department of Defense 52.7 5.3 
49 General Services Administration 52.7 42.4 11.3 
149 Department of the Air Force 52.6 53.0 1.4 
217 Department of Defense 52.5 -3.8 
101 Department of Justice 52.5 49.5 5.7 
59 Department of the Air Force 52.4 59.9 10.8 
88 Department of the Army 52.4 47.2 7.4 
170 Department of Agriculture 52.2 44.4 0.3 
295 Department of Commerce 52.1 34.3 -11.5 
55 General Services Administration 52.1 38.3 11.2 
204 Department of Housing and Urban Development 52.1 44.7 -2.4 
129 Department of the Army 52.0 53.6 3.3 
173 Department of Labor 52.0 47.6 -0.1 
173 Department of Education 51.9 51.5 0.0 
222 Department of Transportation 51.9 50.9 -3.4 
151 Department of Defense 51.8 49.3 2.1 
92 General Services Administration 51.8 46.7 7.4 
205 Department of Justice 51.7 51.9 -2.1 
69 Department of the Army 51.5 53.9 9.6 
160 Department of Labor 51.5 46.8 1.7 
175 Environmental Protection Agency 51.5 44.6 0.3 
205 Department of Housing and Urban Development 51.5 46.0 -1.9 
122 Department of the Air Force 51.4 46.8 4.5 
151 Department of the Air Force 51.3 50.9 2.6 
164 Department of Defense 51.1 46.6 1.9 
146 Department of the Army 51.0 3.2 
131 Department of Justice 51.0 47.7 4.1 
149 Department of the Navy 50.9 48.5 3.1 
135 Department of the Army 50.8 47.3 4.2 
101 Department of Defense 50.6 7.6 
301 Department of Housing and Urban Development 50.6 42.2 -10.9 
140 Department of Energy 50.5 37.5 4.2 
185 Department of the Navy 50.4 44.6 0.8 
208 Department of the Air Force 50.2 56.8 -0.8 
164 Department of the Air Force 50.1 53.4 2.9 
202 Department of Agriculture 50.1 44.6 -0.3 
268 Department of Labor 49.9 49.0 -5.5 
154 Department of the Navy 49.9 47.4 3.9 
116 Department of the Treasury 49.9 46.2 6.5 
131 Department of Defense 49.6 51.5 5.5 
175 Department of Justice 49.6 50.9 2.2 
227 Department of Homeland Security 49.6 46.6 -1.3 
184 Department of the Navy 49.6 48.0 1.7 
75 Department of the Army 49.5 48.8 11.2 
246 Department of Health and Human Services 49.5 47.2 -2.7 
79 Department of Transportation 49.3 49.0 11.3 
172 Department of the Army 49.2 46.7 3.1 
199 Department of Justice 49.2 47.4 1.1 
215 Department of the Navy 49.2 51.4 -0.3 
208 Department of the Treasury 49.2 46.5 0.2 
185 Department of Commerce 49.0 45.7 2.2 
266 Department of Housing and Urban Development 49.0 44.6 -4.5 
119 Securities and Exchange Commission 48.9 7.3 
175 Department of Defense 48.8 48.1 3.0 
290 Department of Education 48.7 56.0 -7.4 
144 Department of the Air Force 48.6 48.3 5.8 
235 Department of the Army 48.4 35.1 -1.1 
201 Department of Energy 48.3 47.5 1.6 
250 Department of Agriculture 48.1 45.7 -1.6 
187 Department of Homeland Security 48.1 40.0 3.0 
189 Department of Labor 48.0 46.1 3.0 
237 Department of Homeland Security 47.9 46.2 -0.7 
197 Department of Housing and Urban Development 47.7 39.7 2.7 
117 Department of Agriculture 47.6 44.1 8.7 
266 Department of Veterans Affairs 47.6 46.8 -3.1 
218 Department of Energy 47.5 43.9 1.1 
213 Department of the Air Force 47.4 48.5 1.6 
158 Department of the Navy 47.3 47.6 6.2 
304 Department of Homeland Security 47.1 43.0 -8.2 
222 Department of the Interior 46.9 46.9 1.6 
125 Social Security Administration 46.8 8.8 
213 Department of the Air Force 46.6 49.0 2.4 
234 Department of Defense 46.5 46.1 0.9 
315 Department of Education 46.5 43.3 -8.9 
194 Department of the Air Force 46.1 48.0 4.6 
210 Environmental Protection Agency 46.1 34.3 3.2 
278 Department of Labor 46.0 45.2 -2.3 
179 Department of the Navy 46.0 47.6 5.7 
182 Department of the Interior 45.9 43.7 5.6 
115 Department of the Navy 45.9 53.7 10.6 
228 Department of Defense 45.8 44.4 2.4 
275 Environmental Protection Agency 45.6 38.9 -1.6 
240 Department of the Interior 45.6 42.2 1.4 
202 Department of the Army 45.5 45.3 4.3 
247 Department of Agriculture 45.4 29.7 1.3 
225 Department of Agriculture 45.4 45.5 3.0 
265 Department of Housing and Urban Development 45.4 42.3 -0.8 
286 Department of Justice 44.9 46.2 -3.0 
244 Department of Health and Human Services 44.9 41.6 2.0 
158 Department of Labor 44.8 41.9 8.7 
288 Office of Personnel Management 44.8 48.0 -3.1 
215 Department of Agriculture 44.7 41.9 4.2 
189 Environmental Protection Agency 44.7 35.4 6.3 
196 Department of the Navy 44.7 44.8 5.9 
179 Department of the Navy 44.7 46.2 7.0 
259 Department of the Treasury 44.6 42.8 0.8 
139 Department of the Treasury 44.6 62.0 10.2 
303 Department of Defense 44.5 41.3 -5.3 
253 Department of Defense 44.5 39.3 1.4 
273 Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency 44.4 46.1 -0.3 
260 Department of Housing and Urban Development 44.4 38.1 0.9 
254 Department of the Army 44.1 51.3 1.5 
179 Department of Defense 44.1 46.7 7.6 
256 Department of Transportation 44.0 42.5 1.5 
251 Department of Defense 43.7 50.1 2.4 
100 Department of the Army 43.6 40.1 14.8 
248 Department of the Navy 43.6 43.9 3.0 
200 Department of Energy 43.5 45.3 6.7 
260 Department of Agriculture 43.0 39.3 2.3 
287 Department of Labor 43.0 41.5 -1.2 
182 Department of the Army 42.9 42.7 8.6 
111 Department of Defense 42.9 33.3 14.5 
222 Department of Housing and Urban Development 42.9 35.5 5.6 
238 Department of Homeland Security 42.8 35.8 4.3 
282 Department of the Army 42.7 40.8 0.0 
231 Department of the Interior 42.7 46.4 4.9 
235 Department of the Navy 42.6 39.2 4.7 
238 Department of the Interior 42.5 39.7 4.6 
268 Environmental Protection Agency 42.2 37.0 2.2 
218 General Services Administration 42.2 43.8 6.4 
300 Environmental Protection Agency 42.1 42.0 -2.2 
281 Department of Commerce 42.0 42.6 1.1 
284 Department of the Interior 41.9 36.9 0.5 
256 Department of Commerce 41.8 40.1 3.7 
306 Department of Veterans Affairs 41.8 38.9 -3.2 
324 Department of Transportation 41.6 41.6 -5.5 
160 Department of Commerce 41.5 29.4 11.7 
248 Department of the Treasury 41.4 46.5 5.2 
264 Department of the Army 41.3 39.4 3.5 
280 Department of Defense 41.2 45.1 2.1 
323 Department of Commerce 41.1 39.8 -4.9 
218 Department of Housing and Urban Development 41.1 42.7 7.5 
263 Department of Agriculture 40.7 40.6 4.3 
324 Office of Personnel Management 40.7 43.4 -4.6 
316 Department of Defense 40.6 43.2 -3.1 
292 Department of Agriculture 40.4 38.0 0.5 
273 Environmental Protection Agency 40.4 37.4 3.7 
231 Department of Commerce 40.3 41.3 7.3 
326 Department of Justice 40.3 39.0 -5.3 
299 Department of Veterans Affairs 40.2 38.5 0.1 
317 Environmental Protection Agency 40.0 40.9 -2.7 
295 Department of Labor 39.4 47.9 1.2 
251 Environmental Protection Agency 39.2 25.2 6.9 
218 Securities and Exchange Commission 39.2 9.4 
146 Department of Agriculture 39.0 37.4 15.2 
291 Department of Justice 39.0 36.7 2.1 
268 Department of Health and Human Services 38.9 38.2 5.5 
87 Department of Education 38.8 47.9 21.1 
240 Department of the Interior 38.6 35.3 8.4 
322 General Services Administration 38.4 38.8 -1.9 
225 Department of Agriculture 38.1 32.4 10.3 
283 Department of Homeland Security 38.0 34.6 4.5 
260 Environmental Protection Agency 37.9 35.5 7.4 
293 Department of Veterans Affairs 37.9 36.2 2.9 
113 Department of Housing and Urban Development 37.7 39.6 19.1 
312 Department of Defense 37.0 42.6 1.2 
308 Department of the Interior 36.9 37.3 1.4 
318 Broadcasting Board of Governors 36.8 37.2 0.3 
271 Department of Housing and Urban Development 36.6 35.3 7.7 
308 Department of Homeland Security 36.5 31.8 1.8 
329 Department of Agriculture 36.4 -2.6 
327 Environmental Protection Agency 36.4 36.9 -1.6 
307 Environmental Protection Agency 36.2 26.3 2.2 
305 Department of Agriculture 36.1 33.8 2.7 
308 Department of Transportation 35.8 39.9 2.5 
302 Department of the Treasury 34.9 31.2 4.4 
285 Department of Health and Human Services 34.6 29.6 7.7 
312 Department of the Interior 34.5 33.1 3.7 
332 Department of the Interior 32.7 33.2 -2.8 
318 Department of Homeland Security 32.4 35.1 4.7 
293 Department of Homeland Security 31.4 23.9 9.4 
328 Department of Homeland Security 31.2 26.4 3.5 
332 Broadcasting Board of Governors 29.7 31.0 0.2 
330 Department of Homeland Security 28.2 32.0 4.3 
335 Department of Education 27.4 29.5 -4.2 
336 Department of Homeland Security 25.1 20.8 -2.0 
Department of the Army 0.0 
Tennessee Valley Authority 0.0 
United States Postal Service 0.0 
298 Department of the Army 0.0 
212 Department of the Army 0.0 
210 Department of the Navy 45.7 0.0 
229 Department of the Navy 42.6 0.0 
44 Department of the Navy 59.4 0.0 
151 Social Security Administration 0.0 
244 Social Security Administration 0.0 
120 Social Security Administration 0.0 
318 Social Security Administration 0.0 
16 Department of the Air Force 0.0 
50 Department of the Air Force 65.8 0.0 
107 Department of the Air Force 0.0 
278 Department of the Air Force 35.0 0.0 
277 Department of the Air Force 37.1 0.0 
39 Department of the Air Force 58.8 0.0 
197 Department of the Air Force 0.0 
142 Department of the Army 0.0 
64 Department of the Army 56.0 0.0 
72 Department of the Army 0.0 
20 Department of Labor 56.0 0.0 
331 Environmental Protection Agency 39.2 0.0 
256 Environmental Protection Agency 45.4 0.0 
205 Environmental Protection Agency 37.6 0.0 
314 Environmental Protection Agency 62.3 0.0 
240 Environmental Protection Agency 39.9 0.0 
230 Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency 52.5 0.0 
233 National Science Foundation 50.6 0.0 
30 National Science Foundation 61.1 0.0 
98 National Science Foundation 42.8 0.0 
43 National Science Foundation 55.0 0.0 
275 National Science Foundation 48.1 0.0 
127 National Science Foundation 51.1 0.0 
91 National Science Foundation 50.4 0.0 
64 National Science Foundation 63.8 0.0 
54 National Science Foundation 50.9 0.0 
11 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 70.3 0.0 
22 Department of the Navy 66.7 0.0 
40 Department of the Navy 68.8 0.0 
126 Social Security Administration 0.0 
29 Social Security Administration 0.0 
66 Social Security Administration 0.0 
85 Social Security Administration 0.0 

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Quartile Key
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