Agency Rankings by Demographic

Multi-racial

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 75.1 62.5 12.6 
2 Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), NASA 73.5 68.6 4.9 
3 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Commerce 73.2 0.0 
4 Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), DOE 72.3 48.4 23.9 
5 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), Commerce 72.0 75.6 -3.6 
6 Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), USDA 71.7 0.0 
7 Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), NASA 71.2 71.1 0.1 
8 Ames Research Center (ARC), NASA 70.2 0.0 
9 Wage and Hour Division (WHD), DOL 69.3 72.4 -3.1 
10 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), DOJ 67.8 65.9 1.9 
11 Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USDA 67.4 0.0 
11 Region 9 - Pacific Southwest, EPA 67.4 0.0 
13 Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Attorneys' Office (EOUSA), DOJ 66.6 60.2 6.4 
14 U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), DOJ 66.1 70.7 -4.6 
14 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS 66.1 65.4 0.7 
16 Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), DOD 65.2 56.0 9.2 
17 Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), GSA 65.0 64.9 0.1 
17 Office of the Secretary (OS), Interior 65.0 60.6 4.4 
19 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), DOJ 64.9 65.7 -0.8 
20 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT 64.6 70.2 -5.6 
21 Food and Drug Administration (FDA), HHS 63.9 61.2 2.7 
22 Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), DHS 63.8 55.5 8.3 
23 United States Coast Guard (USCG), DHS 63.7 61.2 2.5 
24 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior 63.6 61.7 1.9 
25 Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), VA 63.3 52.3 11.0 
26 Farm Service Agency (FSA), USDA 63.2 0.0 
26 Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), DOD 63.2 60.8 2.4 
28 Air Education and Training Command (ATC), Air Force 62.8 64.7 -1.9 
29 National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS 62.4 63.1 -0.7 
30 Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS 61.5 51.9 9.6 
30 Kennedy Space Center (KSC), NASA 61.5 73.2 -11.7 
32 Public Buildings Service (PBS), GSA 61.2 52.9 8.3 
33 Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Navy 61.1 57.9 3.2 
34 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Interior 61.0 62.1 -1.1 
35 Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), Interior 60.8 49.2 11.6 
36 Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP), DOL 60.7 51.7 9.0 
36 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Interior 60.7 65.6 -4.9 
38 Headquarters - Air Force Reserve Command (HQ AFRES), Air Force 60.3 52.9 7.4 
38 Rural Development (RD), USDA 60.3 59.7 0.6 
40 Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), Treasury 60.1 63.2 -3.1 
41 Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Navy 59.1 46.0 13.1 
42 Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), USDA 58.6 0.0 
43 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), DOL 58.4 54.0 4.4 
44 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), DOL 58.2 52.2 6.0 
45 Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury 57.9 75.3 -17.4 
46 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT 57.4 56.4 1.0 
47 National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), DOE 57.3 48.0 9.3 
48 Air Combat Command (ACC), Air Force 57.2 59.9 -2.7 
48 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Army 57.2 53.5 3.7 
50 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Army 57.1 54.4 2.7 
51 Office of the Inspector General (OIG), HHS 55.7 0.0 
52 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS 55.2 60.9 -5.7 
53 Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), Air Force 55.0 60.6 -5.6 
54 Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), DOL 54.5 61.7 -7.2 
55 Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), DOD 54.4 60.2 -5.8 
56 Departmental Offices (DO), Treasury 53.7 56.6 -2.9 
57 Federal Investigative Service (FISD), OPM 53.4 65.8 -12.4 
58 Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Air Force 53.2 52.7 0.5 
58 U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), Army 53.2 55.8 -2.6 
60 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury 52.8 48.7 4.1 
61 Space Command (AFSPC), Air Force 52.5 47.1 5.4 
61 Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), DOD 52.5 49.8 2.7 
61 Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Navy 52.5 51.2 1.3 
64 Office of Housing, HUD 51.8 43.3 8.5 
64 Bureau of the Fiscal Service (BFS), Treasury 51.8 45.6 6.2 
66 Veterans Health Administration (VHA), VA 51.7 50.9 0.8 
67 Air Mobility Command (AMC), Air Force 51.5 63.6 -12.1 
68 Indian Health Service (IHS), HHS 51.4 55.0 -3.6 
69 National Park Service (NPS), Interior 51.1 53.8 -2.7 
69 Central Office (VACO), VA 51.1 43.8 7.3 
71 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce 50.9 53.8 -2.9 
72 Marine Corps (USMC), Navy 50.8 54.9 -4.1 
73 Under Secretary for Management and Performance, DOE 50.5 52.8 -2.3 
74 Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), DOJ 50.3 58.6 -8.3 
75 Forest Service (USFS), USDA 50.2 0.0 
76 U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), Army 49.4 49.1 0.3 
77 Headquarters, Air Force 49.3 0.0 
78 U.S. Mint (USM), Treasury 49.2 65.7 -16.5 
79 U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce 49.1 54.4 -5.3 
80 Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), USDA 49.0 0.0 
81 Office of the Secretary (OS), HHS 48.9 41.8 7.1 
82 Under Secretary for Science and Energy, DOE 48.7 55.5 -6.8 
83 Federal Student Aid (FSA), ED 48.5 0.0 
84 Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), DOD 48.4 46.8 1.6 
85 Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH), HUD 48.0 50.6 -2.6 
86 Office of the Secretary (OS), DOE 47.6 0.0 
87 Commander, Navy Installations (CNI), Navy 47.3 42.1 5.2 
88 Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), USDA 47.0 0.0 
89 Defense Commissary Agency (DECA), DOD 45.7 48.4 -2.7 
89 Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Interior 45.7 50.9 -5.2 
91 HQDA Field Operating Agencies and Staff Support Agencies, Army 44.6 0.0 
92 Customs and Border Protection (CBP), DHS 43.3 38.0 5.3 
93 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), DHS 42.0 41.0 1.0 
94 U.S. Army Installation Management Agency (IMA), Army 41.3 58.9 -17.6 
95 National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), DHS 40.1 32.9 7.2 
96 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), DHS 36.2 29.7 6.5 
97 Management Directorate (MGMT), DHS 36.1 34.3 1.8 
98 Transportation Security Administration (TSA), DHS 31.5 35.0 -3.5 
99 U.S. Secret Service (USSS), DHS 25.9 30.2 -4.3 
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 
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 
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 
Risk Management Agency (RMA), USDA 0.0 
Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), USDA 0.0 
Office of the General Counsel (OGC), 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 
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA), 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 
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 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 50.1 0.0 
Office of the Chief of the National Guard Bureau (CNGB), Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC), Army 40.3 0.0 
Joint Activities, Army 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 
Joint Services and DOD Activities Supported the HQDA, Army 0.0 
U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), 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 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 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 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DOD 54.1 0.0 
Missile Defense Agency (MDA), DOD 0.0 
Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), DOD 54.6 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 
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 
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 57.8 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 
Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), DOL 0.0 
Office of the Solicitor (SOL), DOL 0.0 
Veterans Employment and Training Services (VETS), DOL 0.0 
Power Marketing Administrations (PMA), DOE 61.1 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 
Office of Research and Development (ORD), 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 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 45.2 0.0 
Office of Intelligence and Analysis (IA), 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 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 
Glenn Research Center (GRC), NASA 0.0 
Langley Research Center (LARC), NASA 72.0 -72.0 
Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC), 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 54.8 0.0 
Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS), Navy 39.5 0.0 
Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), 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 43.7 0.0 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), OPM 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), OPM 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 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 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 
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), 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 56.6 0.0 

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

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