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 Tennessee Valley Authority 87.5 94.1 1.1 
4 Department of the Treasury 77.5 73.4 -1.7 
7 Department of Justice 77.3 74.5 -2.7 
2 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 76.6 80.4 6.9 
42 Securities and Exchange Commission 75.9 -8.1 
8 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 75.3 67.0 -1.3 
11 Department of the Interior 74.8 73.0 -1.6 
31 Securities and Exchange Commission 74.8 -5.5 
9 General Services Administration 73.4 72.3 0.2 
11 Office of Personnel Management 73.4 59.0 -0.2 
15 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 72.1 69.0 0.7 
11 Department of the Treasury 72.1 71.5 1.1 
28 Office of Personnel Management 72.0 64.7 -2.2 
3 Securities and Exchange Commission 71.7 10.4 
18 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 71.6 70.3 -0.1 
20 Department of Transportation 70.9 70.1 0.1 
191 Department of Education 70.8 56.7 -14.1 
14 Department of Justice 70.5 67.9 2.5 
21 Department of Defense 69.4 1.4 
19 Department of Transportation 69.4 67.9 1.9 
111 Office of Personnel Management 69.2 58.2 -7.6 
15 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 69.0 61.5 3.8 
46 Securities and Exchange Commission 68.9 -1.4 
90 Department of the Treasury 68.9 62.1 -5.7 
60 Department of Education 68.8 66.9 -3.3 
47 Office of Personnel Management 68.8 59.6 -1.4 
38 Securities and Exchange Commission 68.5 0.3 
24 Department of Justice 68.4 65.2 2.1 
25 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 68.4 64.5 2.0 
33 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 68.4 62.1 0.8 
63 Department of Commerce 68.3 68.8 -3.2 
27 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 68.2 63.6 1.8 
22 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 68.0 66.5 2.6 
28 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 67.9 67.7 1.9 
51 Department of Labor 67.5 65.3 -0.9 
73 Department of Agriculture 67.1 57.7 -2.8 
51 Department of Labor 66.9 60.3 -0.3 
84 General Services Administration 66.7 61.3 -3.1 
30 Department of Justice 66.4 64.9 3.1 
36 Securities and Exchange Commission 66.3 2.7 
33 General Services Administration 66.2 62.7 3.0 
48 Department of the Army 66.1 67.7 1.2 
164 Department of Education 65.8 65.9 -7.6 
148 Department of Agriculture 65.7 59.9 -6.6 
31 Department of Defense 65.7 61.9 3.6 
161 Department of Education 65.7 71.5 -7.4 
54 Securities and Exchange Commission 65.5 0.9 
59 General Services Administration 65.4 56.8 0.3 
81 Department of Veterans Affairs 65.0 71.2 -1.2 
83 Office of Personnel Management 64.9 66.6 -1.2 
41 Securities and Exchange Commission 64.5 3.4 
57 Department of Labor 64.3 63.2 1.6 
91 Department of Justice 64.0 62.9 -0.9 
60 Department of the Navy 63.8 58.0 1.7 
57 Environmental Protection Agency 63.7 58.9 2.2 
62 Department of Health and Human Services 63.5 61.6 1.7 
22 Securities and Exchange Commission 63.3 7.3 
129 Department of the Treasury 63.2 60.4 -3.2 
66 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 63.1 61.1 1.8 
101 Department of Justice 63.0 59.9 -0.8 
39 Department of Health and Human Services 63.0 59.8 5.1 
86 Department of Health and Human Services 62.9 60.2 0.6 
5 Department of Commerce 62.6 63.1 12.6 
132 Department of Commerce 62.5 65.1 -2.6 
55 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 62.5 59.9 3.8 
91 Department of Justice 62.4 62.2 0.7 
78 Department of Health and Human Services 62.3 59.0 1.7 
71 Environmental Protection Agency 62.2 59.0 2.5 
99 Department of Health and Human Services 62.2 58.7 0.3 
119 Department of Labor 62.1 59.2 -1.3 
150 Department of Defense 62.0 -3.0 
39 Department of Health and Human Services 62.0 62.0 6.1 
277 Department of the Air Force 61.9 63.4 -8.9 
202 Department of Agriculture 61.8 60.3 -5.6 
114 Department of Education 61.8 58.4 -0.5 
93 Department of Justice 61.7 69.3 1.2 
221 Department of Housing and Urban Development 61.7 58.5 -6.2 
146 Department of Transportation 61.7 60.1 -2.5 
138 Department of Justice 61.6 62.2 -2.0 
78 Department of Homeland Security 61.5 58.4 2.5 
65 Social Security Administration 61.4 3.6 
195 Department of Transportation 61.3 52.7 -4.8 
121 Department of Health and Human Services 61.2 51.2 -0.6 
169 Department of Labor 61.1 58.9 -3.2 
270 Department of the Army 61.0 52.0 -7.7 
81 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 60.9 59.9 2.9 
101 Department of Agriculture 60.8 54.3 1.4 
100 Department of the Army 60.8 59.3 1.5 
245 Department of Commerce 60.8 57.8 -6.6 
45 Department of the Interior 60.8 57.3 6.9 
171 Department of Transportation 60.7 56.0 -3.1 
155 Department of Defense 60.6 58.3 -1.9 
210 Department of the Air Force 60.5 58.3 -4.5 
106 Department of Agriculture 60.5 67.0 1.3 
71 Department of the Treasury 60.3 69.2 4.4 
86 Department of the Army 60.2 57.7 3.3 
101 Department of Agriculture 59.9 57.7 2.3 
148 Department of Agriculture 59.9 54.2 -0.8 
153 Department of Labor 59.9 57.6 -1.1 
78 Department of the Treasury 59.9 55.5 4.1 
111 Department of Labor 59.8 56.1 1.8 
105 Department of Homeland Security 59.7 65.2 2.3 
125 Department of Labor 59.6 57.4 0.7 
159 Department of Agriculture 59.5 52.5 -1.0 
114 Department of Commerce 59.5 57.6 1.8 
118 Department of the Air Force 59.4 61.6 1.5 
106 Department of Commerce 59.3 50.0 2.5 
68 Environmental Protection Agency 59.3 58.6 5.5 
96 General Services Administration 59.3 55.8 3.4 
95 General Services Administration 59.3 59.2 3.5 
128 Department of Health and Human Services 59.3 55.3 0.8 
227 Department of Agriculture 59.2 53.9 -3.9 
194 Department of the Air Force 59.1 56.9 -2.5 
113 Department of Energy 59.1 48.1 2.4 
104 Department of the Air Force 58.9 59.4 3.2 
124 Department of Defense 58.8 56.9 1.6 
184 Department of Homeland Security 58.6 53.7 -1.6 
121 Department of the Army 58.4 57.6 2.2 
155 Department of Energy 58.4 57.2 0.3 
151 Department of Homeland Security 58.4 54.6 0.5 
140 Department of the Army 58.3 55.3 1.2 
136 Department of Justice 58.3 59.5 1.4 
106 Department of Labor 58.0 54.9 3.8 
247 Department of Defense 57.9 -3.8 
63 Department of Transportation 57.9 55.8 7.2 
160 Department of Housing and Urban Development 57.8 52.0 0.6 
183 Department of Justice 57.7 58.5 -0.6 
126 Department of the Army 57.6 54.9 2.6 
151 Department of Energy 57.6 56.9 1.3 
129 Department of the Army 57.5 55.9 2.5 
198 Environmental Protection Agency 57.5 48.7 -1.1 
141 Office of Personnel Management 57.5 55.9 1.9 
210 Department of the Army 57.4 55.8 -1.4 
171 Office of Personnel Management 57.3 57.2 0.3 
202 Department of Health and Human Services 57.2 52.8 -1.0 
153 Department of the Navy 57.2 58.1 1.6 
214 Department of Veterans Affairs 57.1 57.0 -1.2 
171 Department of Defense 57.0 57.2 0.6 
221 Department of Justice 57.0 55.2 -1.5 
73 General Services Administration 57.0 55.3 7.3 
96 Department of the Navy 56.9 55.4 5.8 
247 Department of Agriculture 56.8 47.9 -2.7 
180 Department of Commerce 56.8 55.7 0.5 
136 General Services Administration 56.8 47.8 2.9 
84 Securities and Exchange Commission 56.8 6.8 
155 Department of the Army 56.7 53.9 2.0 
198 Department of Defense 56.7 56.4 -0.3 
181 Department of Energy 56.7 53.3 0.5 
208 Department of the Interior 56.7 55.4 -0.6 
68 Department of the Air Force 56.6 56.6 8.2 
165 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 56.6 55.8 1.5 
261 Department of the Air Force 56.5 56.6 -2.7 
184 Department of Energy 56.4 53.1 0.6 
274 Department of Housing and Urban Development 56.4 46.3 -3.2 
264 Department of Justice 56.0 52.5 -2.4 
202 Department of Education 56.0 56.6 0.2 
158 Department of Transportation 56.0 56.6 2.6 
42 General Services Administration 55.9 51.2 11.9 
191 Department of Defense 55.7 53.0 1.0 
230 Office of Personnel Management 55.6 58.5 -0.5 
184 Department of the Interior 55.5 52.6 1.5 
189 Department of the Army 55.4 55.3 1.5 
161 Department of Homeland Security 55.4 51.5 2.9 
141 Department of Commerce 55.3 55.3 4.1 
232 Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency 55.3 57.1 -0.3 
169 Environmental Protection Agency 55.2 51.2 2.7 
285 Department of Labor 55.1 52.3 -2.6 
282 Department of the Air Force 55.0 53.2 -2.2 
323 Department of Defense 54.9 50.5 -6.9 
200 Department of Justice 54.9 52.7 1.4 
274 Department of Labor 54.9 57.5 -1.7 
138 Environmental Protection Agency 54.9 48.5 4.7 
202 Department of the Air Force 54.8 53.0 1.4 
179 Department of the Interior 54.8 51.9 2.6 
200 Department of the Interior 54.8 51.6 1.5 
214 Department of the Navy 54.8 50.3 1.1 
176 Department of the Air Force 54.7 51.8 2.8 
109 Department of Defense 54.7 51.8 7.0 
165 Environmental Protection Agency 54.7 46.6 3.4 
214 Department of Homeland Security 54.7 50.1 1.2 
220 Department of the Navy 54.7 54.2 0.9 
123 Environmental Protection Agency 54.6 47.8 5.9 
210 Department of the Treasury 54.6 54.5 1.4 
296 Department of Veterans Affairs 54.6 53.2 -3.0 
146 Department of the Army 54.5 48.1 4.7 
230 Department of Defense 54.5 59.8 0.6 
233 Department of the Air Force 54.4 51.9 0.4 
184 Department of Labor 54.4 52.5 2.6 
126 Department of the Interior 54.3 53.5 5.9 
176 Department of the Navy 54.3 54.3 3.2 
306 Office of Personnel Management 54.3 55.2 -3.9 
277 Department of Justice 54.1 52.9 -1.1 
286 Department of Education 54.0 54.0 -1.6 
221 Department of Transportation 54.0 52.8 1.5 
214 Department of Transportation 53.9 56.2 2.0 
288 Department of Education 53.7 51.2 -1.4 
244 Department of Agriculture 53.5 50.8 0.8 
233 Department of the Air Force 53.4 53.3 1.4 
225 Department of Agriculture 53.4 51.0 2.0 
255 Department of Agriculture 53.3 52.9 0.7 
259 Department of the Air Force 53.2 53.4 0.7 
315 Department of the Army 53.2 59.2 -4.1 
247 Department of the Army 53.2 52.4 0.9 
51 Office of Personnel Management 53.2 53.6 13.4 
238 Department of Health and Human Services 53.1 50.9 1.6 
202 Department of the Navy 53.1 58.9 3.1 
286 Department of Veterans Affairs 53.1 52.0 -0.7 
214 Department of Agriculture 52.9 51.6 3.0 
168 Department of Commerce 52.9 43.8 5.1 
189 Department of Housing and Urban Development 52.9 48.6 4.0 
210 Department of the Navy 52.9 51.5 3.1 
255 Department of the Treasury 52.9 57.3 1.1 
161 Environmental Protection Agency 52.8 52.6 5.5 
184 Department of Labor 52.6 50.1 4.4 
195 Environmental Protection Agency 52.6 43.8 3.9 
279 Department of the Air Force 52.5 55.6 0.4 
202 Department of Commerce 52.4 50.9 3.8 
270 Department of the Air Force 52.3 54.4 1.0 
330 Department of Education 52.2 49.8 -5.8 
247 Department of Education 52.1 62.5 2.0 
294 Department of the Interior 52.1 48.3 -0.2 
296 Department of Agriculture 51.9 48.9 -0.3 
238 Environmental Protection Agency 51.9 45.0 2.8 
195 Department of Housing and Urban Development 51.9 46.6 4.6 
291 Department of the Navy 51.7 51.7 0.4 
238 Department of the Air Force 51.6 52.9 3.1 
176 Department of the Navy 51.6 51.1 5.9 
247 Environmental Protection Agency 51.5 42.6 2.6 
291 Department of Housing and Urban Development 51.4 50.8 0.7 
276 Department of Housing and Urban Development 51.4 46.9 1.7 
228 General Services Administration 51.3 53.7 3.9 
269 Department of the Navy 51.2 52.4 2.2 
263 Department of Defense 51.1 52.9 2.6 
322 Department of Defense 51.1 47.3 -3.0 
291 Department of the Air Force 50.9 51.0 1.2 
325 Department of Justice 50.8 52.8 -3.6 
270 Department of the Air Force 50.6 54.4 2.7 
295 Department of Defense 50.6 47.3 1.1 
233 Environmental Protection Agency 50.6 50.4 4.2 
311 Department of the Interior 50.6 44.4 -1.1 
304 Department of the Treasury 50.6 44.9 0.0 
301 Department of Defense 50.2 48.5 0.9 
307 Department of Justice 50.2 52.6 -0.1 
288 Department of Veterans Affairs 50.2 50.1 2.1 
144 Department of Agriculture 50.1 49.1 9.2 
268 Department of Agriculture 49.9 49.6 3.6 
247 Department of the Army 49.9 4.2 
255 Department of Defense 49.9 4.1 
300 Department of the Treasury 49.9 49.3 1.4 
208 Department of the Army 49.8 49.7 6.3 
221 Department of Housing and Urban Development 49.8 48.0 5.7 
242 Department of Commerce 49.7 49.7 4.7 
282 Environmental Protection Agency 49.7 40.7 3.1 
279 Department of Housing and Urban Development 49.7 42.5 3.2 
171 Department of the Interior 49.5 48.3 8.1 
181 Department of the Navy 49.3 55.9 7.9 
296 Department of the Navy 49.3 45.3 2.3 
247 Department of the Navy 49.2 51.4 4.9 
255 Department of Defense 49.1 58.1 4.9 
279 Department of Health and Human Services 49.1 48.9 3.8 
264 Department of Homeland Security 49.1 45.1 4.5 
233 Department of the Air Force 48.8 49.9 6.0 
284 Department of Homeland Security 48.8 46.5 3.8 
191 Department of Defense 48.7 49.1 8.0 
310 Department of Labor 48.7 48.8 1.0 
259 Department of Homeland Security 48.4 44.6 5.5 
308 Department of the Army 48.2 45.1 1.7 
264 Department of the Army 48.0 49.3 5.6 
302 Department of Transportation 48.0 50.0 2.8 
317 Environmental Protection Agency 47.8 41.5 0.7 
314 Department of Health and Human Services 47.6 46.2 1.7 
66 Department of Housing and Urban Development 47.5 49.3 17.4 
245 Environmental Protection Agency 47.4 36.5 6.8 
305 Department of the Army 47.3 46.6 3.2 
247 Department of Housing and Urban Development 47.0 41.3 7.1 
270 Department of Agriculture 46.8 43.8 6.5 
264 Environmental Protection Agency 46.8 48.8 6.8 
325 Department of Defense 46.7 48.9 0.5 
312 Department of the Interior 46.7 45.9 2.7 
324 Department of Agriculture 46.3 44.3 1.1 
316 Department of the Interior 45.3 44.2 3.3 
303 Department of Homeland Security 45.1 45.7 5.6 
312 Department of Education 45.0 52.1 4.4 
219 Securities and Exchange Commission 44.8 11.0 
318 Department of Homeland Security 44.6 41.8 3.7 
337 Department of Commerce 44.4 51.0 -12.5 
318 Department of Homeland Security 42.0 35.6 6.3 
334 Broadcasting Board of Governors 41.8 43.1 -0.2 
335 Broadcasting Board of Governors 41.7 44.5 -2.6 
321 Department of Housing and Urban Development 41.6 38.8 6.6 
309 Department of Housing and Urban Development 41.4 46.6 8.4 
332 Department of Homeland Security 40.8 42.8 3.2 
331 Department of Homeland Security 40.6 37.1 3.8 
333 Department of Agriculture 39.3 3.7 
336 Department of Homeland Security 35.5 34.2 0.3 
Department of the Army 0.0 
United States Postal Service 0.0 
327 Department of the Army 0.0 
98 Department of the Army 0.0 
233 Department of the Navy 50.5 0.0 
225 Department of the Navy 51.2 0.0 
73 Department of the Navy 60.6 0.0 
165 Social Security Administration 0.0 
241 Social Security Administration 0.0 
73 Social Security Administration 0.0 
296 Social Security Administration 0.0 
5 Department of the Air Force 0.0 
50 Department of the Air Force 62.5 0.0 
171 Department of the Air Force 0.0 
228 Department of the Air Force 54.0 0.0 
290 Department of the Air Force 48.1 0.0 
56 Department of the Air Force 62.9 0.0 
129 Department of the Air Force 0.0 
328 Department of the Army 0.0 
134 Department of the Army 50.2 0.0 
68 Department of the Army 0.0 
42 Department of Labor 58.8 0.0 
318 Environmental Protection Agency 44.0 0.0 
134 Environmental Protection Agency 59.4 0.0 
328 Environmental Protection Agency 38.5 0.0 
35 Environmental Protection Agency 62.3 0.0 
141 Environmental Protection Agency 52.6 0.0 
144 Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency 57.2 0.0 
37 National Science Foundation 60.4 0.0 
26 National Science Foundation 63.5 0.0 
109 National Science Foundation 59.1 0.0 
86 National Science Foundation 59.3 0.0 
261 National Science Foundation 56.1 0.0 
117 National Science Foundation 58.0 0.0 
93 National Science Foundation 61.3 0.0 
17 National Science Foundation 68.3 0.0 
49 National Science Foundation 61.6 0.0 
10 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 74.8 0.0 
114 Department of the Navy 66.4 0.0 
89 Department of the Navy 63.4 0.0 
242 Social Security Administration 0.0 
77 Social Security Administration 0.0 
132 Social Security Administration 0.0 
120 Social Security Administration 0.0 

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Quartile Key
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