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)
1 Office of Inspector General (TVA) (OIG) 87.5 94.1 1.1 
2 Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) 77.5 73.4 -1.7 
3 Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD) 77.3 74.5 -2.7 
4 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) 70.9 70.1 0.1 
6 Civil Division 68.4 65.2 2.1 
7 Headquarters (NASA) 68.4 64.5 2.0 
11 Kennedy Space Center (KSC) 68.4 62.1 0.8 
22 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) 68.3 68.8 -3.2 
8 Johnson Space Center (JSC) 68.2 63.6 1.8 
5 Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) 68.0 66.5 2.6 
9 Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) 67.9 67.7 1.9 
17 Office of the Solicitor (SOL) 67.5 65.3 -0.9 
13 National Examination Program 66.3 2.7 
11 Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) 66.2 62.7 3.0 
10 Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) 65.7 61.9 3.6 
18 National Enforcement Program (SEC) 65.5 0.9 
20 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 64.3 63.2 1.6 
21 National Institutes of Health (NIH) 63.5 61.6 1.7 
48 Departmental Offices (DO) 63.2 60.4 -3.2 
23 Langley Research Center (LARC) 63.1 61.1 1.8 
14 Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) 63.0 59.8 5.1 
32 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 62.9 60.2 0.6 
19 Glenn Research Center (GRC) 62.5 59.9 3.8 
29 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 62.3 59.0 1.7 
25 Region 4 - Southeast (EPA) 62.2 59.0 2.5 
35 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 62.2 58.7 0.3 
41 Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) 62.1 59.2 -1.3 
14 Office of Inspector General (OIG) 62.0 62.0 6.1 
51 Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Attorneys' Office (EOUSA) 61.6 62.2 -2.0 
29 Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) 61.5 58.4 2.5 
65 Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) 61.1 58.9 -3.2 
36 Food Nutrition and Consumer Services (FNS) 60.8 54.3 1.4 
16 Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) 60.8 57.3 6.9 
57 Missile Defense Agency (MDA) 60.6 58.3 -1.9 
25 Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) 60.3 69.2 4.4 
53 Departmental Management (DA) 59.9 54.2 -0.8 
29 Bureau of the Fiscal Service (BFS) 59.9 55.5 4.1 
38 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 59.8 56.1 1.8 
45 Wage and Hour Division (WHD) 59.6 57.4 0.7 
40 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 59.5 57.6 1.8 
24 Region 3 - Mid-Atlantic (EPA) 59.3 58.6 5.5 
33 Public Buildings Service (PBS) 59.3 55.8 3.4 
39 National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) 59.1 48.1 2.4 
44 Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) 58.8 56.9 1.6 
74 Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) 58.6 53.7 -1.6 
42 HQDA Field Operating Agencies and Staff Support Agencies 58.4 57.6 2.2 
57 Office of the Secretary (OS) 58.4 57.2 0.3 
54 United States Coast Guard (USCG) 58.4 54.6 0.5 
52 U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) 58.3 55.3 1.2 
50 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) 58.3 59.5 1.4 
60 Office of General Counsel (OGC) 57.8 52.0 0.6 
73 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 57.7 58.5 -0.6 
46 U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (ASC) 57.6 54.9 2.6 
54 Power Marketing Administrations (PMA) 57.6 56.9 1.3 
48 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 57.5 55.9 2.5 
82 Region 6 - South Central (EPA) 57.5 48.7 -1.1 
85 Administration for Children and Families (ACF) 57.2 52.8 -1.0 
56 Assistant for Administration 57.2 58.1 1.6 
67 Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) 57.0 57.2 0.6 
95 U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) 57.0 55.2 -1.5 
71 International Trade Administration (ITA) 56.8 55.7 0.5 
57 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) 56.7 53.9 2.0 
72 Under Secretary for Science and Energy 56.7 53.3 0.5 
89 Office of the Secretary (OS) 56.7 55.4 -0.6 
62 Ames Research Center (ARC) 56.6 55.8 1.5 
113 Air Mobility Command (AMC) 56.5 56.6 -2.7 
74 Under Secretary for Management and Performance 56.4 53.1 0.6 
85 Federal Student Aid (FSA) 56.0 56.6 0.2 
80 Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) 55.7 53.0 1.0 
99 National Background Investigations Bureau (FISD) 55.6 58.5 -0.5 
74 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 55.5 52.6 1.5 
78 U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) 55.4 55.3 1.5 
65 Region 9 - Pacific Southwest (EPA) 55.2 51.2 2.7 
126 Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) 55.1 52.3 -2.6 
83 Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) 54.9 52.7 1.4 
85 Air Education and Training Command (ATC) 54.8 53.0 1.4 
70 Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) 54.8 51.9 2.6 
83 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) 54.8 51.6 1.5 
92 Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) 54.8 50.3 1.1 
37 Office of the Inspector General (OIG) 54.7 51.8 7.0 
62 Region 1 - New England (EPA) 54.7 46.6 3.4 
94 Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) 54.7 54.2 0.9 
43 Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) 54.6 47.8 5.9 
90 Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) 54.6 54.5 1.4 
130 Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) 54.6 53.2 -3.0 
46 Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) 54.3 53.5 5.9 
68 Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) 54.3 54.3 3.2 
121 U.S. Trustees Program (USTP) 54.1 52.9 -1.1 
95 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 54.0 52.8 1.5 
128 Office for Civil Rights (OCR) 53.7 51.2 -1.4 
100 Air Combat Command (ACC) 53.4 53.3 1.4 
111 Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) 53.2 53.4 0.7 
106 U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) 53.2 52.4 0.9 
103 Office of the Secretary (OS) 53.1 50.9 1.6 
127 Veterans Health Administration (VHA) 53.1 52.0 -0.7 
92 Rural Development (RD) 52.9 51.6 3.0 
78 Office of Housing (FHA) 52.9 48.6 4.0 
90 Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) 52.9 51.5 3.1 
109 U.S. Mint (USM) 52.9 57.3 1.1 
61 Region 5 (EPA) 52.8 52.6 5.5 
74 Employment and Training Administration (ETA) 52.6 50.1 4.4 
81 Region 2 (EPA) 52.6 43.8 3.9 
122 Headquarters - Air Force Reserve Command (HQ AFRES) 52.5 55.6 0.4 
85 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 52.4 50.9 3.8 
118 Global Strike Command (AFGSC) 52.3 54.4 1.0 
68 Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS) 51.6 51.1 5.9 
106 Office of Water (OW) 51.5 42.6 2.6 
120 Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) 51.4 46.9 1.7 
117 Naval Medical Command (NAVMEDCOM) 51.2 52.4 2.2 
114 Washington Headquarters Services (WHS) 51.1 52.9 2.6 
142 Defense Health Agency (DHA) 51.1 47.3 -3.0 
143 Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) 50.8 52.8 -3.6 
136 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) 50.6 44.4 -1.1 
134 Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) 50.2 48.5 0.9 
128 Central Office (VACO) 50.2 50.1 2.1 
109 Joint Chiefs of Staff 49.9 4.1 
133 Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 49.9 49.3 1.4 
95 Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) 49.8 48.0 5.7 
105 U.S. Census Bureau (Census) 49.7 49.7 4.7 
124 Office of Research and Development (ORD) 49.7 40.7 3.1 
130 Commander - Navy Installations (CNI) 49.3 45.3 2.3 
106 Marine Corps (USMC) 49.2 51.4 4.9 
122 Indian Health Service (IHS) 49.1 48.9 3.8 
100 Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) 48.8 49.9 6.0 
125 Management Directorate (MGMT) 48.8 46.5 3.8 
111 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 48.4 44.6 5.5 
115 U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMA) 48.0 49.3 5.6 
139 Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) 47.8 41.5 0.7 
135 U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) 47.3 46.6 3.2 
118 Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) 46.8 43.8 6.5 
115 Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) 46.8 48.8 6.8 
143 Defense Commissary Agency (DECA) 46.7 48.9 0.5 
137 Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 46.7 45.9 2.7 
138 National Park Service (NPS) 45.3 44.2 3.3 
140 National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) 44.6 41.8 3.7 
140 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) 42.0 35.6 6.3 
147 Transportation Security Administration (TSA) 40.8 42.8 3.2 
146 Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 40.6 37.1 3.8 
148 United States Secret Service (USSS) 35.5 34.2 0.3 
145 U.S. Army Cyber Command/2nd Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Audit Agency (USAAA) 0.0 
34 U.S. Army Civilian Human Resources Agency 0.0 
100 U.S. Atlantic Fleet - Commander In Chief (COMLANTFLT) 50.5 0.0 
98 U.S. Pacific Fleet - Commander In Chief (COMPACFLT) 51.2 0.0 
27 Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) 60.6 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (USPS) 0.0 
62 Deputy Commissioner for Budget Finance Quality Management 0.0 
104 Deputy Commissioner for Operations 0.0 
27 Office of the General Counsel 0.0 
130 Deputy Commissioner for Disability Adjudication and Review 0.0 
Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (Air Force) (AFOTEC) 0.0 
U.S. Air Force Academy (Air Force) (USAFA) 0.0 
U.S. Air Forces, Europe (Air Force) (USAFE) 0.0 
Pacific Air Forces (Air Force) (PACAF) 0.0 
25th Air Force (Air Force) (AIA) 0.0 
Air Force Special Operations Command (Air Force) (AFSOC) 0.0 
Installation and Mission Support (Air Force) (AFIMSC) 0.0 
NORAD/U.S. Northern Command (Air Force) (NORAD) 0.0 
Air National Guard (Air Force) 0.0 
Air Force Elements, U.S. Special Operations Command (Air Force) (SOCOM) 0.0 
Air Force Elements, U.S. Strategic Command (Air Force) (USSTRATCOM) 0.0 
Air Force District of Washington (Air Force) (AFDW) 0.0 
Headquarters (Air Force) 0.0 
Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA) (AMS) 0.0 
Agricultural Research Service (USDA) (ARS) 0.0 
Risk Management Agency (USDA) (RMA) 0.0 
Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA) (FAS) 0.0 
Forest Service (USDA) (USFS) 0.0 
Office of the General Counsel (USDA) (OGC) 0.0 
Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA) (NRCS) 0.0 
Economic Research Service (USDA) (ERS) 0.0 
National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA) (NASS) 0.0 
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA) (NIFA) 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (USDA) (OIG) 0.0 
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA) (APHIS) 0.0 
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (USDA) (GIPSA) 0.0 
Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA) (FSIS) 0.0 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (USDA) 0.0 
Farm Service Agency (USDA) (FSA) 0.0 
U.S. Army North (Army) 0.0 
U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (Army) (INSCOM) 0.0 
U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (Army) (ATEC) 0.0 
U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (Army) (CID) 0.0 
Chief of Staff of the Army (Army) 0.0 
U.S. Army, Europe (Army) (USAREUR) 0.0 
Network Enterprise Technology Command - 9th Army Signal Command (Army) (NETCOM) 0.0 
Office of the Chief of the National Guard Bureau (Army) (CNGB) 0.0 
Joint Activities (Army) 0.0 
U.S. Army, Pacific (Army) (USARPAC) 0.0 
Office of the Secretary of the Army (Army) (OS) 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 (Army) (USASMDC/AR) 0.0 
Joint Services and DOD Activities Supported by HQDA (Army) 0.0 
U.S. Special Operations Command (Army) (SOCOM) 0.0 
U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command (Army) (MEPCOM) 0.0 
Office of the Secretary (Commerce) (OS ) 0.0 
Economic Development Administration (Commerce) (EDA) 0.0 
Bureau of Economic Analysis (Commerce) (BEA) 0.0 
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (Commerce) (NTIA) 0.0 
National Technical Information Service (Commerce) (NTIS) 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (Commerce) (OIG) 0.0 
Bureau of Industry and Security (Commerce) (BIS) 0.0 
Defense Security Service (DOD) 0.0 
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (DOD) (USU) 0.0 
Department of Defense Education Activity (DOD) (DoDEA) 0.0 
Defense Human Resources Activity (DOD) (DHRA) 0.0 
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DOD) (DTRA) 0.0 
National Defense University (DOD) (NDU) 0.0 
Defense Microelectronics Activity (DOD) 0.0 
Defense Technical Information Center (DOD) 0.0 
Defense Media Activity (DOD) (DMA) 0.0 
Office of Justice Programs (DOJ) (OJP) 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (DOJ) (OIG) 0.0 
Executive Office for Immigration Review (DOJ) (EOIR) 0.0 
Justice Management Division (DOJ) (JMD) 0.0 
Antitrust Division (DOJ) (ATR) 0.0 
Civil Rights Division (DOJ) 0.0 
Criminal Division (DOJ) 0.0 
Tax Division (DOJ) 0.0 
Office of the Secretary (DOL) 0.0 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (DOL) (OASAM) 0.0 
Bureau of International Labor Affairs (DOL) (ILAB) 0.0 
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (DOL) (OFCCP) 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (DOL) (OIG) 0.0 
Office of Labor-Management Standards (DOL) (OLMS) 0.0 
Veterans Employment and Training Services (DOL) (VETS) 0.0 
Bonneville Power Administration (DOE) (BPA) 0.0 
Office of the General Counsel (FERC) (OGC) 0.0 
Office of Energy Projects (FERC) (OEP) 0.0 
Office of the Executive Director (FERC) (OED) 0.0 
Office of Enforcement (FERC) 0.0 
Office of Energy Market Regulation (FERC) (OEMR) 0.0 
Office of Inspector General (ED) (OIG) 0.0 
Office of the General Counsel (ED) (OGC) 0.0 
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED) (OSERS) 0.0 
Office of the Chief Information Officer (ED) (OCIO) 0.0 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (ED) (OCFO) 0.0 
Office of Management (ED) (OM) 0.0 
Office of Postsecondary Education (ED) (OPE) 0.0 
Institute of Education Sciences (ED) (IES) 0.0 
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED) (OESE) 0.0 
Office of Administration and Resources Management (EPA) (OARM) 0.0 
Office of Land and Emergency Management (EPA) (OSWER) 0.0 
Region 7 - Midwest (EPA) (EPA) 0.0 
Region 8 - Mountains and Plains (EPA) (EPA) 0.0 
Region 10 - Pacific Northwest (EPA) (EPA) 0.0 
Community Supervision Program (CSOSA) (CSP) 0.0 
Office of Administrative Services (GSA) (OAS) 0.0 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (GSA) (OCFO) 0.0 
Office of the General Counsel (GSA) (OGC) 0.0 
Office of Human Resources Management (GSA) (OCHCO) 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (GSA) (OIG) 0.0 
Office of Governmentwide Policy (GSA) (OGP) 0.0 
GSA IT (GSA) (OCIO) 0.0 
Office of Mission Assurance (GSA) (OMA) 0.0 
Administration for Community Living (HHS) (ACL) 0.0 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS) (SAMHSA) 0.0 
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (HHS) (AHRQ) 0.0 
Office of Intelligence and Analysis (DHS) (IA) 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (DHS) (OIG) 0.0 
Office of the Secretary (DHS) (OS) 0.0 
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DHS) (DNDO) 0.0 
Science and Technology Directorate (DHS) 0.0 
Office of Administration (HUD) 0.0 
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (HUD) (OCHCO) 0.0 
Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (HUD) (FHEO) 0.0 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (HUD) (OCFO) 0.0 
Office of Field Policy and Management (HUD) (FPM) 0.0 
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (HUD) (OCPO) 0.0 
Office of the Chief Information Officer (HUD) (OCIO) 0.0 
Office of Policy Development and Research (HUD) (PDR) 0.0 
Ginnie Mae (HUD) (GNMA) 0.0 
Voice of America (BBG) (VOA) 0.0 
Office of Cuba Broadcasting (BBG) (OCB) 0.0 
Office of the Solicitor (Interior) (SOL) 0.0 
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation, and Enforcement (Interior) (OSMRE) 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (Interior) (OIG) 0.0 
Armstrong Flight Research Center (NASA) (AFRC) 0.0 
Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (Navy) 0.0 
Office of Naval Research (Navy) (ONR) 0.0 
Naval Supply Systems Command (Navy) (NAVSUP) 0.0 
Strategic Systems Programs Office (Navy) (SSP) 0.0 
Military Sealift Command (Navy) (MSC) 0.0 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OPM) (OCFO) 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OPM) (OIG) 0.0 
Facilities, Security, and Emergency Management (OPM) 0.0 
Retirement Services (OPM) 0.0 
Office of the Chief Information Officer (OPM) (OCIO) 0.0 
Healthcare and Insurance (OPM) 0.0 
Employee Services (OPM) 0.0 
HR Solutions (OPM) 0.0 
Merit System Accountability and Compliance (OPM) (MSAC) 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 
Office of the Inspector General (SSA) 0.0 
Office of the Secretary (DOT) (OS) 0.0 
Federal Railroad Administration (DOT) (FRA) 0.0 
Federal Transit Administration (DOT) (FTA) 0.0 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT) (NHTSA) 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (DOT) (OIG) 0.0 
Maritime Administration (DOT) (MARAD) 0.0 
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (DOT) (PHMSA) 0.0 
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (DOT) (FMCSA) 0.0 
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (Treasury) (TTB) 0.0 
Office of Inspector General (Treasury) (OIG) 0.0 
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (Treasury) (FinCEN) 0.0 
Office of Inspector General (VA) (OIG) 0.0 
National Cemetery Administration (VA) (NCA) 0.0 

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

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