Agency Rankings by Demographic

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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)
1 Johnson Space Center (JSC), NASA 83.7 76.7 7.0 
2 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), Commerce 81.8 77.6 4.2 
3 Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), NASA 79.7 76.9 2.8 
4 Office of the Solicitor (SOL), DOL 79.0 0.0 
5 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT 76.5 87.2 -10.7 
6 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior 76.3 69.6 6.7 
7 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS 75.8 72.0 3.8 
8 Departmental Offices (DO), Treasury 75.7 63.4 12.3 
9 National Enforcement Program, SEC 75.3 0.0 
10 United States Coast Guard (USCG), DHS 74.2 65.0 9.2 
11 Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), GSA 74.1 63.3 10.8 
12 Office of Research and Development (ORD), EPA 73.5 0.0 
13 U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), DOJ 73.4 70.1 3.3 
14 Office of the Inspector General (OIG), HHS 73.0 73.9 -0.9 
15 National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS 72.3 67.3 5.0 
16 Office of the Secretary (OS), Interior 71.5 69.3 2.2 
17 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS 71.4 63.1 8.3 
18 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Interior 71.2 68.7 2.5 
19 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), DOL 71.1 63.8 7.3 
20 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), DOL 69.4 57.5 11.9 
21 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT 69.1 59.9 9.2 
22 Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS 69.0 59.8 9.2 
23 Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Interior 68.8 60.2 8.6 
24 Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury 68.0 77.2 -9.2 
25 Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), DHS 67.8 71.4 -3.6 
26 Food and Drug Administration (FDA), HHS 67.1 67.0 0.1 
27 Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Attorneys' Office (EOUSA), DOJ 66.5 67.4 -0.9 
28 Headquarters, Air Force 66.1 0.0 
29 Under Secretary for Science and Energy, DOE 65.9 58.2 7.7 
30 Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), DOE 65.1 67.5 -2.4 
31 Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP), DOL 64.9 76.0 -11.1 
32 Public Buildings Service (PBS), GSA 64.6 64.2 0.4 
33 Federal Student Aid (FSA), ED 63.4 62.2 1.2 
34 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Interior 62.4 0.0 
35 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce 62.2 60.1 2.1 
36 National Park Service (NPS), Interior 62.1 58.3 3.8 
37 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), DOJ 61.5 56.4 5.1 
38 Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), DOJ 61.1 70.9 -9.8 
39 U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce 59.2 54.8 4.4 
40 Bureau of the Fiscal Service (BFS), Treasury 58.4 67.1 -8.7 
41 Central Office (VACO), VA 57.2 46.1 11.1 
42 Office of the Secretary (OS), DOE 57.1 55.3 1.8 
43 Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), VA 56.8 44.6 12.2 
44 Rural Development (RD), USDA 56.7 0.0 
45 Veterans Health Administration (VHA), VA 56.3 56.2 0.1 
46 Indian Health Service (IHS), HHS 56.1 54.6 1.5 
47 Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), DOD 55.6 60.4 -4.8 
48 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Army 55.5 59.9 -4.4 
48 Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), Interior 55.5 56.9 -1.4 
50 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury 52.0 50.5 1.5 
51 Office of the Secretary (OS), HHS 51.2 46.6 4.6 
52 Office of Housing, HUD 48.3 40.1 8.2 
53 Customs and Border Protection (CBP), DHS 42.6 45.0 -2.4 
54 Management Directorate (MGMT), DHS 42.1 51.8 -9.7 
55 National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), DHS 40.5 0.0 
56 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), DHS 40.1 37.9 2.2 
57 U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), Army 38.7 54.8 -16.1 
58 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), DHS 37.1 41.7 -4.6 
59 Transportation Security Administration (TSA), DHS 35.5 38.6 -3.1 
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 
Air Education and Training Command (ATC), Air Force 0.0 
Headquarters - Air Force Reserve Command (HQ AFRES), Air Force 58.8 0.0 
Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), 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 
Air Combat Command (ACC), Air Force 0.0 
Air Mobility Command (AMC), Air Force 0.0 
Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Air Force 71.1 0.0 
Space Command (AFSPC), 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 
Air Force District of Washington (AFDW), Air Force 0.0 
Global Strike Command (AFGSC), Air Force 0.0 
Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), USDA 0.0 
Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USDA 0.0 
Risk Management Agency (RMA), USDA 0.0 
Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), USDA 0.0 
Forest Service (USFS), USDA 0.0 
Office of the General Counsel (OGC), USDA 0.0 
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), USDA 0.0 
Economic Research Service (ERS), USDA 0.0 
National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), USDA 0.0 
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), USDA 0.0 
Food Nutrition and Consumer Services (FNS), USDA 0.0 
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), USDA 0.0 
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA), USDA 0.0 
Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), USDA 0.0 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), USDA 0.0 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, USDA 0.0 
Departmental Management, USDA 0.0 
Farm Service Agency (FSA), USDA 0.0 
U.S. Army North, Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (ASC), Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), 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 Installation Management Agency (IMA), Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID), Army 0.0 
Chief of Staff of the Army, Army 0.0 
U.S. Army, Europe (USAREUR), Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), Army 0.0 
Network Technology Enterprise Command - 9th Army Signal Command (NETCOM), Army 0.0 
Office of the Chief of the National Guard Bureau (CNGB), Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC), Army 0.0 
Joint Activities, Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), Army 53.4 0.0 
U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC), Army 0.0 
Office of the Secretary of the Army (OS), Army 0.0 
Field Operating Offices of Office of the Secretary of the Army, Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT), Army 0.0 
HQDA Field Operating Agencies and Staff Support Agencies, Army 0.0 
Joint Services and DOD Activities Supported the HQDA, Army 0.0 
U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Army 0.0 
U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command (MEPCOM), Army 0.0 
Office of the Secretary (OS ), Commerce 0.0 
Economic Development Administration (EDA), Commerce 0.0 
Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Commerce 0.0 
International Trade Administration (ITA), Commerce 0.0 
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 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 
Joint Chiefs of Staff, DOD 0.0 
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), DOD 52.7 0.0 
Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), DOD 54.1 0.0 
Defense Security Service, DOD 0.0 
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), DOD 0.0 
Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), DOD 0.0 
Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), DOD 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DOD 0.0 
Missile Defense Agency (MDA), DOD 0.0 
Defense Commissary Agency (DECA), DOD 0.0 
Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), DOD 0.0 
Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA), DOD 0.0 
Defense Health Agency (DHA), DOD 0.0 
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), DOD 0.0 
Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), DOD 0.0 
National Defense University (NDU), DOD 0.0 
Defense Microelectronics Activity, DOD 0.0 
Defense Technical Information Center, DOD 0.0 
Defense Media Activity (DMA), DOD 0.0 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), DOJ 81.7 0.0 
Office of Justice Programs (OJP), DOJ 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DOJ 0.0 
U.S. Trustee Program (USTP), DOJ 0.0 
Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), DOJ 0.0 
Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF), DOJ 0.0 
Justice Management Division (JMD), DOJ 0.0 
Antitrust Division (ATR), DOJ 0.0 
Civil Division, DOJ 0.0 
Civil Rights Division, DOJ 0.0 
Criminal Division, DOJ 0.0 
Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD), DOJ 0.0 
Tax Division, DOJ 0.0 
Office of the Secretary, DOL 0.0 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM), DOL 0.0 
Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), DOL 0.0 
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), DOL 0.0 
Employment and Training Administration (ETA), DOL 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DOL 0.0 
Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS), DOL 0.0 
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), DOL 0.0 
Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), DOL 0.0 
Veterans Employment and Training Services (VETS), DOL 0.0 
Wage and Hour Division (WHD), DOL 59.6 0.0 
Power Marketing Administrations (PMA), DOE 0.0 
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), DOE 0.0 
Under Secretary for Management and Performance, DOE 0.0 
Office of the General Counsel (OGC), FERC 0.0 
Office of Energy Projects (OEP), FERC 0.0 
Office of the Executive Director (OED), FERC 0.0 
Office of Enforcement, FERC 0.0 
Office of Energy Market Regulation (OEMR), FERC 0.0 
Office for Civil Rights (OCR), ED 0.0 
Office of Inspector General (OIG), ED 0.0 
Office of the General Counsel (OGC), ED 0.0 
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), ED 0.0 
Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), ED 0.0 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), ED 0.0 
Office of Management (OM), ED 0.0 
Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), ED 0.0 
Institute of Education Sciences (IES), ED 0.0 
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), ED 0.0 
Office of Enforcement Compliance Assurance (OECA), EPA 0.0 
Office of Administration and Resources Management (OARM), EPA 0.0 
Office of Water (OW), EPA 0.0 
Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM), EPA 0.0 
Office of Air and Radiation (OAR), EPA 0.0 
Region 1 - New England, EPA 0.0 
Region 2, EPA 0.0 
Region 3 - Mid-Atlantic, EPA 0.0 
Region 4 - Southeast, EPA 0.0 
Region 5, EPA 0.0 
Region 6 - South Central, EPA 0.0 
Region 7 - Midwest, EPA 0.0 
Region 8 - Mountains and Plains, EPA 0.0 
Region 9 - Pacific Southwest, EPA 0.0 
Region 10 - Pacific Northwest, EPA 0.0 
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), EPA 0.0 
Community Supervision Program (CSP), CSOSA 0.0 
Office of Administrative Services (OAS), GSA 0.0 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), GSA 0.0 
Office of the General Counsel (OGC), GSA 0.0 
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO), GSA 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), GSA 0.0 
Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP), GSA 0.0 
GSA IT, GSA 0.0 
Office of Mission Assurance (OMA), GSA 0.0 
Administration for Community Living (ACL), HHS 0.0 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), HHS 0.0 
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS 0.0 
Administration for Children and Families (ACF), HHS 50.0 0.0 
Office of Intelligence and Analysis (IA), DHS 0.0 
U.S. Secret Service (USSS), DHS 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DHS 0.0 
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), DHS 0.0 
Office of the Secretary (OS), DHS 0.0 
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO), DHS 0.0 
Science and Technology Directorate, DHS 0.0 
Office of Administration, HUD 0.0 
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO), HUD 0.0 
Office of the General Counsel (OGC), HUD 0.0 
Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), HUD 0.0 
Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO), HUD 0.0 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), HUD 0.0 
Office of Field Policy and Management (FPM), HUD 0.0 
Office of Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO), HUD 0.0 
Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH), HUD 0.0 
Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), HUD 0.0 
Office of Policy Development and Research (PDR), HUD 0.0 
Ginnie Mae (GNMA), HUD 0.0 
Voice of America (VOA), BBG 0.0 
Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB), BBG 0.0 
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), 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 
Headquarters (HQ), NASA 0.0 
Ames Research Center (ARC), NASA 0.0 
Glenn Research Center (GRC), NASA 0.0 
Langley Research Center (LARC), NASA 0.0 
Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC), NASA 0.0 
Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), NASA 0.0 
Kennedy Space Center (KSC), NASA 0.0 
Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Navy 0.0 
Assistant for Administration, Navy 0.0 
Office of Naval Research (ONR), Navy 0.0 
Naval Medical Command (NAVMEDCOM), Navy 40.6 0.0 
Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Navy 0.0 
Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS), Navy 0.0 
Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), Navy 0.0 
Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Navy 52.5 0.0 
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Navy 0.0 
Marine Corps (USMC), Navy 0.0 
Strategic Systems Programs Office (SSP), Navy 0.0 
Military Sealift Command (MSC), Navy 0.0 
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), Navy 0.0 
Commander, Navy Installations (CNI), Navy 0.0 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), OPM 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), OPM 0.0 
Federal Investigative Service (FISD), OPM 74.6 0.0 
Facilities, Security and Emergency Management, OPM 0.0 
Retirement Services, OPM 0.0 
Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), OPM 0.0 
Healthcare and Insurance, OPM 0.0 
Employee Services, OPM 0.0 
HR Solutions, OPM 0.0 
Merit System Audit and Compliance (MSAC), OPM 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 Examination Program, SEC 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General, SSA 0.0 
Office of the Secretary (OS), DOT 0.0 
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), DOT 0.0 
Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT 0.0 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DOT 0.0 
Maritime Administration (MARAD), DOT 0.0 
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT 0.0 
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT 0.0 
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Treasury 0.0 
Office of Inspector General (OIG), Treasury 0.0 
U.S. Mint (USM), Treasury 60.6 0.0 
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Treasury 0.0 
Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), Treasury 0.0 
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), Treasury 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), TVA 0.0 
Office of Inspector General (OIG), VA 0.0 
National Cemetery Administration (NCA), VA 0.0 

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

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