Agency Rankings by Demographic

Senior Executive Service (SES)

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)

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Rank Agency 2016 2015 Change (2015‑16)
1 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS 99.6 94.3 5.3 
2 Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), DHS 98.2 95.5 2.7 
3 Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), NASA 97.7 98.8 -1.1 
4 Headquarters (HQ), NASA 97.1 97.9 -0.8 
5 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS 96.9 87.6 9.3 
6 Headquarters, Air Force 95.4 96.2 -0.8 
6 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT 95.4 99.4 -4.0 
8 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Army 94.8 81.5 13.3 
9 Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), NASA 93.7 97.4 -3.7 
10 Food and Drug Administration (FDA), HHS 92.8 80.5 12.3 
11 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), DHS 92.0 87.8 4.2 
12 Office of the Secretary (OS), Interior 90.2 88.1 2.1 
13 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), DOJ 89.3 90.1 -0.8 
14 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), DHS 89.1 83.1 6.0 
15 Johnson Space Center (JSC), NASA 88.3 0.0 
16 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), DOJ 88.2 77.9 10.3 
17 National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS 86.9 77.6 9.3 
18 U.S. Secret Service (USSS), DHS 86.4 0.0 
19 National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), DOE 86.3 74.2 12.1 
19 Office of the Secretary (OS), HHS 86.3 85.9 0.4 
21 Office of the Secretary (OS), DOE 84.7 78.5 6.2 
22 Assistant for Administration, Navy 84.5 0.0 
23 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury 84.3 78.4 5.9 
24 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT 83.2 86.7 -3.5 
25 Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), DOJ 82.6 94.1 -11.5 
26 Departmental Offices (DO), Treasury 82.3 88.9 -6.6 
27 Office of the Secretary (OS), DHS 81.7 73.7 8.0 
28 Under Secretary for Management and Performance, DOE 80.8 77.2 3.6 
29 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce 80.4 84.9 -4.5 
29 Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), DOD 80.4 61.5 18.9 
31 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), Commerce 79.2 85.7 -6.5 
32 Customs and Border Protection (CBP), DHS 78.5 82.7 -4.2 
33 Under Secretary for Science and Energy, DOE 76.1 74.3 1.8 
34 Veterans Health Administration (VHA), VA 73.6 61.3 12.3 
35 Transportation Security Administration (TSA), DHS 71.5 71.8 -0.3 
36 Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), VA 70.8 57.3 13.5 
37 Central Office (VACO), VA 68.5 72.4 -3.9 
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 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 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 
Rural Development (RD), USDA 0.0 
Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), USDA 0.0 
Forest Service (USFS), USDA 90.4 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 92.4 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 0.0 
U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), Army 0.0 
U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC), Army 0.0 
Office of the Secretary of the Army (OS), Army 81.0 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 72.5 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 
U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce 92.4 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 0.0 
Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), DOD 0.0 
Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), 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 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 
Office of Justice Programs (OJP), DOJ 0.0 
U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), DOJ 0.0 
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Attorneys' Office (EOUSA), 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 
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 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 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), DOL 0.0 
Office of the Solicitor (SOL), DOL 0.0 
Veterans Employment and Training Services (VETS), DOL 0.0 
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP), DOL 0.0 
Wage and Hour Division (WHD), DOL 0.0 
Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), DOE 0.0 
Power Marketing Administrations (PMA), 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 
Federal Student Aid (FSA), 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 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 
Public Buildings Service (PBS), 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 
Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), 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 
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS 0.0 
Indian Health Service (IHS), HHS 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), HHS 0.0 
Administration for Children and Families (ACF), HHS 0.0 
Office of Intelligence and Analysis (IA), DHS 0.0 
Management Directorate (MGMT), DHS 0.0 
United States Coast Guard (USCG), DHS 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DHS 0.0 
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), DHS 0.0 
National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), 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 Housing, 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 Land Management (BLM), Interior 0.0 
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Interior 0.0 
Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), Interior 0.0 
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior 0.0 
National Park Service (NPS), Interior 0.0 
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), Interior 0.0 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Interior 0.0 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 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 
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 
Kennedy Space Center (KSC), NASA 0.0 
Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Navy 0.0 
Office of Naval Research (ONR), Navy 0.0 
Naval Medical Command (NAVMEDCOM), Navy 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 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 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 89.2 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 0.0 
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Treasury 0.0 
Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), Treasury 0.0 
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury 0.0 
Bureau of the Fiscal Service (BFS), 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 

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