Best Places to Work
Scores by Demographic

Under 40

The scores by demographic show the Best Places to Work index scores according to a given demographic group. The index scores measure the performance of agencies and agency subcomponents related to employee satisfaction and commitment.

How we calculate the index score
Rank Agency 2013 2012 Change
1 John C. Stennis Space Center (NASA) 92.1 89.6 2.50 Change
2 Patent and Trademark Office (Commerce) 87.6 84.0 3.60 Change
3 Office of the Inspector General for Tax Administration (Treasury) 87.2 82.2 5.00 Change
4 John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field (NASA) 85.3 81.4 3.90 Change
5 Federal Railroad Administration (DOT) 84.7 78.8 5.90 Change
6 Federal Highway Administration (DOT) 84.4 83.1 1.30 Change
7 Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA) 84.0 83.9 0.10 Change
8 Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (Treasury) 82.9 80.6 2.30 Change
9 George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA) 82.4 84.1 -1.70 Change
10 Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (DHS) 82.2 71.9 10.30 Change
11 Region 3 - Philadelphia (EPA) 81.4 82.1 -0.70 Change
12 Office of the Inspector General (GSA) 81.3 75.7 5.60 Change
12 Office of the Inspector General (VA) 81.3 72.2 9.10 Change
14 Employee Services (OPM) 81.2 71.4 9.80 Change
15 Civil Division (DOJ) 80.9 82.4 -1.50 Change
16 Langley Research Center (NASA) 80.8 77.5 3.30 Change
17 Region 4 - Atlanta (EPA) 80.5 85.6 -5.10 Change
17 Office of the Inspector General (OPM) 80.5 None 0.00 Change
19 Office of the Executive Director (FERC) 80.4 None 0.00 Change
20 Environment and Natural Resources Division (DOJ) 80.2 85.5 -5.30 Change
21 Office of the Inspector General (Treasury) 79.8 71.5 8.30 Change
22 Criminal Division (DOJ) 78.5 63.9 14.60 Change
23 Office of Enforcement (FERC) 78.3 None 0.00 Change
24 Tax Division (DOJ) 77.9 78.9 -1.00 Change
25 Justice Management Division (DOJ) 77.0 71.2 5.80 Change
26 Region 9 - San Francisco (EPA) 76.8 83.3 -6.50 Change
27 Office of Energy Market Regulation (FERC) 76.7 None 0.00 Change
28 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS) 76.3 74.9 1.40 Change
29 Bonneville Power Administration (DOE) 75.7 78.8 -3.10 Change
30 Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (NASA) 75.6 73.6 2.00 Change
31 Ames Research Center (NASA) 75.0 74.4 0.60 Change
32 Office of the Solicitor (DOL) 74.9 85.6 -10.70 Change
33 Office of the Chief Financial Officer (GSA) 74.3 77.1 -2.80 Change
34 John F. Kennedy Space Center (NASA) 74.2 74.0 0.20 Change
34 Office of the Inspector General (DOT) 74.2 71.4 2.80 Change
36 Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Attorneys (DOJ) 74.0 73.9 0.10 Change
36 Civil Rights Division (DOJ) 74.0 70.1 3.90 Change
36 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (HHS) 74.0 73.4 0.60 Change
36 Bureau of the Public Debt (Treasury) 74.0 77.9 -3.90 Change
40 Risk Management Agency (USDA) 73.5 74.9 -1.40 Change
40 Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHS) 73.5 68.1 5.40 Change
42 Drug Enforcement Administration (DOJ) 73.1 72.0 1.10 Change
42 Office of Energy Projects (FERC) 73.1 None 0.00 Change
44 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (DOT) 73.0 75.2 -2.20 Change
45 Office of Administration and Resources Management (EPA) 72.4 77.6 -5.20 Change
46 Office of the Inspector General (ED) 71.7 71.5 0.20 Change
47 Field Operating Offices of Office of the Secretary of the Army (Army) 71.5 74.7 -3.20 Change
48 Federal Investigative Service (OPM) 71.4 73.1 -1.70 Change
49 Food and Drug Administration (HHS) 71.1 71.4 -0.30 Change
49 U.S. Geological Survey (Interior) 71.1 76.1 -5.00 Change
51 U.S. Marshals Service (DOJ) 70.9 72.9 -2.00 Change
52 Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA) 70.8 63.0 7.80 Change
53 Pretrial Services Agency (CSOSA) 70.3 74.7 -4.40 Change
54 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Interior) 70.2 74.8 -4.60 Change
55 Region 2 - New York (EPA) 69.9 76.3 -6.40 Change
56 Region 8 - Denver (EPA) 69.7 82.1 -12.40 Change
57 Federal Bureau of Investigation (DOJ) 69.6 70.6 -1.00 Change
58 Office of Naval Research (Navy) 69.5 79.3 -9.80 Change
59 National Institute of Standards and Technology (Commerce) 69.4 70.6 -1.20 Change
60 National Institutes of Health (HHS) 69.3 72.2 -2.90 Change
61 United States Coast Guard (DHS) 69.2 68.0 1.20 Change
62 Federal Acquisition Service (GSA) 68.9 81.5 -12.60 Change
62 Headquarters (NASA) 68.9 68.9 0.00 Change
64 Office of Air and Radiation (EPA) 68.8 75.6 -6.80 Change
65 Air Combat Command (Air Force) 68.6 67.8 0.80 Change
65 HR Solutions (OPM) 68.6 69.1 -0.50 Change
67 Retirement Services (OPM) 68.4 70.5 -2.10 Change
67 Research and Innovative Technology Administration (DOT) 68.4 65.7 2.70 Change
69 Power Marketing Administrations (DOE) 67.8 71.4 -3.60 Change
70 Public Buildings Service (GSA) 67.6 76.6 -9.00 Change
71 Bureau of the Census (Commerce) 67.4 69.9 -2.50 Change
71 Office of Research and Development (EPA) 67.4 74.7 -7.30 Change
71 Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (Treasury) 67.4 72.0 -4.60 Change
74 Region 5 - Chicago (EPA) 67.1 78.6 -11.50 Change
75 Civilian Career Training (Air Force) 66.8 73.4 -6.60 Change
76 Defense Logistics Agency (DOD) 66.5 69.3 -2.80 Change
76 Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (DOJ) 66.5 67.2 -0.70 Change
78 Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL) 66.4 72.2 -5.80 Change
79 Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA) 66.3 69.4 -3.10 Change
80 Agricultural Research Service (USDA) 65.8 59.6 6.20 Change
81 Region 7 - Kansas City (EPA) 65.5 80.2 -14.70 Change
81 U.S. Atlantic Fleet - Commander In Chief (Navy) 65.5 68.1 -2.60 Change
83 Federal Aviation Administration (DOT) 65.4 71.7 -6.30 Change
84 Bureau of Economic Analysis (Commerce) 65.3 70.5 -5.20 Change
85 Defense Contract Audit Agency (DOD) 65.2 63.1 2.10 Change
85 Naval Education and Training Command (Navy) 65.2 71.5 -6.30 Change
87 Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System (DOJ) 64.9 66.2 -1.30 Change
87 Departmental Offices (Treasury) 64.9 64.3 0.60 Change
87 Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Treasury) 64.9 54.8 10.10 Change
90 Health Resources and Services Administration (HHS) 64.6 66.5 -1.90 Change
91 Mine Safety and Health Administration (DOL) 64.1 66.0 -1.90 Change
92 Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (DOT) 64.0 64.7 -0.70 Change
93 Office of the Chief Financial Officer (EPA) 63.9 71.5 -7.60 Change
94 Employee Benefits Security Administration (DOL) 63.3 64.2 -0.90 Change
94 Office of the Secretary (HHS) 63.3 63.7 -0.40 Change
96 Veterans Health Administration (VA) 63.2 60.6 2.60 Change
97 Office of the Inspector General (Interior) 63.1 71.4 -8.30 Change
98 U.S. Trustees Program (DOJ) 62.9 62.0 0.90 Change
99 U.S. Pacific Fleet - Commander In Chief (Navy) 62.8 69.7 -6.90 Change
100 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Commerce) 62.6 71.5 -8.90 Change
101 Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (Interior) 62.5 60.7 1.80 Change
102 Wage and Hour Division (DOL) 62.3 63.1 -0.80 Change
103 Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (Interior) 62.2 60.5 1.70 Change
104 U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (Army) 62.0 68.9 -6.90 Change
105 U.S. Army Reserve Command (Army) 61.8 55.0 6.80 Change
106 Naval Sea Systems Command (Navy) 61.7 66.6 -4.90 Change
107 Naval Air Systems Command (Navy) 61.5 69.1 -7.60 Change
108 Office of the Chief Information Officer (OPM) 61.3 None 0.00 Change
109 U.S. Mint (Treasury) 60.9 63.9 -3.00 Change
110 Farm Service Agency (USDA) 60.6 60.2 0.40 Change
110 Bureau of Land Management (Interior) 60.6 67.1 -6.50 Change
112 Internal Revenue Service (Treasury) 60.4 69.5 -9.10 Change
113 Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA) 60.2 67.2 -7.00 Change
114 Headquarters - Air Force Reserve (Air Force) 59.8 56.5 3.30 Change
114 Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (EPA) 59.8 72.2 -12.40 Change
116 Administration for Children and Families (HHS) 59.7 60.9 -1.20 Change
117 Defense Contract Management Agency (DOD) 59.6 64.3 -4.70 Change
117 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (DOL) 59.6 62.3 -2.70 Change
117 Naval Medical Command (Navy) 59.6 63.0 -3.40 Change
120 All Other Components (DOJ) 58.9 None 0.00 Change
121 Bureau of Reclamation (Interior) 58.7 69.3 -10.60 Change
122 Region 10 - Seattle (EPA) 58.5 71.6 -13.10 Change
123 Office of the Secretary (Commerce) 58.4 53.9 4.50 Change
124 TRICARE Management Activity (DOD) 58.2 56.7 1.50 Change
125 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (Army) 58.0 60.4 -2.40 Change
126 U.S. Army Forces Command (Army) 57.7 72.0 -14.30 Change
126 Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (DOL) 57.7 52.5 5.20 Change
128 Office of the Secretary (DOT) 57.6 58.2 -0.60 Change
129 Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (Navy) 57.2 68.0 -10.80 Change
130 Office of the Inspector General (DHS) 56.9 70.6 -13.70 Change
131 Indian Health Service (HHS) 56.7 60.1 -3.40 Change
131 National Park Service (Interior) 56.7 64.1 -7.40 Change
133 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army) 56.6 70.4 -13.80 Change
133 Defense Information Systems Agency (DOD) 56.6 69.1 -12.50 Change
135 Office of Justice Programs (DOJ) 56.5 53.4 3.10 Change
135 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT) 56.5 59.4 -2.90 Change
137 Missile Defense Agency (DOD) 55.9 50.0 5.90 Change
138 Air Force Materiel Command (Air Force) 55.6 61.6 -6.00 Change
138 Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA) 55.6 None 0.00 Change
138 Programs - Staff - Field Offices (DOE) 55.6 None 0.00 Change
141 Office of Labor-Management Standards (DOL) 55.1 None 0.00 Change
142 Office of the Secretary of the Interior (Interior) 55.0 67.3 -12.30 Change
143 Defense Human Resources Activity (DOD) 54.7 51.1 3.60 Change
144 Secret Service (DHS) 54.6 59.5 -4.90 Change
145 Office for Civil Rights (ED) 54.5 62.2 -7.70 Change
146 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS) 54.1 50.7 3.40 Change
147 Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS) 54.0 55.1 -1.10 Change
148 Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA) 53.7 None 0.00 Change
148 Departmental Administration (USDA) 53.7 52.0 1.70 Change
150 Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DOD) 53.5 57.0 -3.50 Change
151 Naval Facilities Engineering Command (Navy) 53.4 66.0 -12.60 Change
151 Marine Corps (Navy) 53.4 53.3 0.10 Change
153 Assistant for Administration - Under Secretary of the Navy (Navy) 53.2 60.0 -6.80 Change
154 U.S. Army Medical Command (Army) 53.1 58.8 -5.70 Change
155 Rural Development (USDA) 53.0 57.4 -4.40 Change
155 Naval Supply Systems Command (Navy) 53.0 66.6 -13.60 Change
157 U.S. Army Materiel Command (Army) 52.9 63.2 -10.30 Change
158 National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE) 52.8 61.9 -9.10 Change
159 Federal Transit Administration (DOT) 52.7 66.7 -14.00 Change
160 Veterans Benefits Administration (VA) 52.4 51.7 0.70 Change
161 Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA) 52.3 48.2 4.10 Change
162 Bureau of Indian Affairs (Interior) 51.8 52.7 -0.90 Change
163 Office of the Secretary (DHS) 51.6 49.1 2.50 Change
163 Maritime Administration (DOT) 51.6 67.6 -16.00 Change
165 Central Office (VA) 50.7 47.0 3.70 Change
166 Office of the Inspector General (DOJ) 50.6 60.2 -9.60 Change
167 Forest Service (USDA) 50.2 52.0 -1.80 Change
167 Federal Student Aid (ED) 50.2 54.3 -4.10 Change
169 Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DOD) 49.7 39.9 9.80 Change
170 Defense Commissary Agency (DOD) 49.3 None 0.00 Change
170 Financial Management Service (Treasury) 49.3 55.5 -6.20 Change
172 Space Command (Air Force) 49.2 56.5 -7.30 Change
173 Voice of America (BBG) 49.0 49.2 -0.20 Change
174 Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (Navy) 48.3 58.8 -10.50 Change
175 Field Operating Agencies of the Army Staff Resourced Through OA-22 (Army) 48.2 53.8 -5.60 Change
175 International Broadcasting Bureau (BBG) 48.2 63.3 -15.10 Change
177 Naval Intelligence Command (Navy) 48.1 52.1 -4.00 Change
178 International Trade Administration (Commerce) 47.6 52.1 -4.50 Change
179 Air Education and Training Command (Air Force) 46.9 60.0 -13.10 Change
180 Customs and Border Protection (DHS) 46.8 63.7 -16.90 Change
181 U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (Army) 46.4 43.5 2.90 Change
182 Community Supervision Program (CSOSA) 46.3 None 0.00 Change
182 Commander - Navy Installations (Navy) 46.3 46.8 -0.50 Change
184 National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA) 46.2 48.2 -2.00 Change
185 Washington Headquarters Services (DOD) 46.1 None 0.00 Change
186 Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED) 45.4 48.3 -2.90 Change
187 U.S. Army, Europe (Army) 45.3 62.9 -17.60 Change
188 Air Mobility Command (Air Force) 44.7 63.9 -19.20 Change
188 U.S. Army Installation Management Agency (Army) 44.7 53.3 -8.60 Change
188 Transportation Security Administration (DHS) 44.7 45.3 -0.60 Change
191 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (DOL) 44.6 40.2 4.40 Change
192 Employment and Training Administration (DOL) 44.1 47.8 -3.70 Change
193 U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (Army) 43.8 51.3 -7.50 Change
193 Management Directorate (DHS) 43.8 51.3 -7.50 Change
195 Headquarters Air Intelligence Agency (Air Force) 43.7 62.0 -18.30 Change
196 Office of the General Counsel (HUD) 43.0 56.2 -13.20 Change
197 Office of Community Planning and Development (HUD) 41.8 43.6 -1.80 Change
198 U.S. Army Netcom/9th Army Signal Command (Army) 41.1 58.7 -17.60 Change
199 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DHS) 40.8 46.0 -5.20 Change
200 Assistant Secretary for Housing - Federal Housing Commissioner (HUD) 39.4 54.0 -14.60 Change
201 Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (DOL) 39.3 43.0 -3.70 Change
202 Office of the Under Secretary for Science and Technology (DHS) 39.0 41.7 -2.70 Change
203 Office of the Inspector General (DOD) 37.5 None 0.00 Change
204 Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (Treasury) 37.2 60.1 -22.90 Change
205 Office of Public and Indian Housing (HUD) 37.1 48.8 -11.70 Change
206 Intelligence and Analysis (DHS) 36.8 29.6 7.20 Change
207 National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA) 36.3 None 0.00 Change
208 National Protection and Programs Directorate (DHS) 35.3 39.3 -4.00 Change
209 Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (HUD) 29.5 46.3 -16.80 Change
None Air Force Audit Agency (Air Force) None 67.0 0.00 Change
None Air Force Office of Special Investigations (Air Force) None 63.1 0.00 Change
None Air Force Personnel Center (Air Force) None 59.8 0.00 Change
None U.S. Air Force Academy (Air Force) None 64.6 0.00 Change
None U.S. Air Forces, Europe (Air Force) None 60.4 0.00 Change
None Pacific Air Forces (Air Force) None 62.1 0.00 Change
None Air Force Special Operations Command (Air Force) None 73.8 0.00 Change
None Headquarters and Support Elements (Air Force) None 67.9 0.00 Change
None Air National Guard Support Center (Air Force) None None 0.00 Change
None Air National Guard Units (Mobilization) (Title 5) (Air Force) None None 0.00 Change
None Air Force Elements, U.S. Special Operations Command (Air Force) None None 0.00 Change
None Air Force Elements, U.S. Strategic Command (Air Force) None 62.3 0.00 Change
None Air Force Elements, U.S. Transportation Command (Air Force) None None 0.00 Change
None Air Force Elements, U.S. Northern Command (Air Force) None None 0.00 Change
None Air Force District of Washington (Air Force) None 52.0 0.00 Change
None All Other Components (Air Force) None None 0.00 Change
None Civil Engineering Center (Air Force) None None 0.00 Change
None Global Strike Command (Air Force) None 71.5 0.00 Change
None Office of the General Counsel (USDA) None 66.1 0.00 Change
None Economic Research Service (USDA) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of the Inspector General (USDA) None 70.6 0.00 Change
None Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (USDA) None None 0.00 Change
None U.S. Army Central (Army) None None 0.00 Change
None U.S. Army North (Army) None None 0.00 Change
None U.S. Army Audit Agency (Army) None None 0.00 Change
None U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (Army) None 65.9 0.00 Change
None Immediate Office of the Chief-of-Staff of the Army (Army) None 53.9 0.00 Change
None Office of the Chief of the National Guard Bureau (Army) None None 0.00 Change
None Joint Activities (Army) None 48.5 0.00 Change
None U.S. Army Military District of Washington (Army) None None 0.00 Change
None U.S. Army, Pacific (Army) None 50.0 0.00 Change
None Office of the Secretary of the Army (Army) None 63.4 0.00 Change
None U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command (Army) None None 0.00 Change
None Joint Services and Activities Supported By the Office, Secretary of the Army (Army) None 51.5 0.00 Change
None U.S. Special Operations Command (Army) None 71.1 0.00 Change
None U.S. Army Accessions Command (Army) None 53.9 0.00 Change
None U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command (Army) None 50.8 0.00 Change
None Economic Development Administration (Commerce) None None 0.00 Change
None National Telecommunications and Information Administration (Commerce) None None 0.00 Change
None National Technical Information Service (Commerce) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of the Inspector General (Commerce) None 37.8 0.00 Change
None Bureau of Industry and Security (Commerce) None 74.8 0.00 Change
None Defense Security Service (DOD) None 58.8 0.00 Change
None Department of Defense Education Activity (DOD) None 46.2 0.00 Change
None Executive Office for Immigration Review (DOJ) None 63.9 0.00 Change
None Antitrust Division (DOJ) None 51.3 0.00 Change
None Administrative Law Judges (DOL) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of the Inspector General (DOL) None 55.3 0.00 Change
None Veterans Employment and Training Services (DOL) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of the General Counsel (FERC) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development (ED) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED) None 71.7 0.00 Change
None Office of the Chief Information Officer (ED) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of the Chief Financial Officer (ED) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of Management (ED) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of Postsecondary Education (ED) None 35.9 0.00 Change
None Institute of Education Sciences (ED) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of the Administrator (EPA) None 65.1 0.00 Change
None Office of Enforcement Compliance Assurance (EPA) None 74.8 0.00 Change
None Office of Water (EPA) None 63.5 0.00 Change
None Region 1 - Boston (EPA) None 85.7 0.00 Change
None Region 6 - Dallas (EPA) None 73.3 0.00 Change
None Office of the Inspector General (EPA) None 71.2 0.00 Change
None Office of Environmental Information (EPA) None 67.0 0.00 Change
None Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (EPA) None 66.0 0.00 Change
None Office of the General Counsel (GSA) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (GSA) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of Governmentwide Policy (GSA) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of the Chief Information Officer (GSA) None None 0.00 Change
None Administration for Community Living (HHS) None None 0.00 Change
None Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (HHS) None None 0.00 Change
None Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DHS) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (HUD) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of the Chief Financial Officer (HUD) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of Field Policy and Management (HUD) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of Chief Procurement Officer (HUD) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of Chief Information Officer (HUD) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of Policy Development and Research (HUD) None 48.6 0.00 Change
None Office of Cuba Broadcasting (BBG) None None 0.00 Change
None Office of the Solicitor (Interior) None 61.8 0.00 Change
None Office of Surface Mining (Interior) None None 0.00 Change
None Bureau of Naval Personnel (Navy) None 42.8 0.00 Change
None Strategic Systems Programs Office (Navy) None 62.2 0.00 Change
None Military Sealift Command (Navy) None 57.4 0.00 Change
None Naval Reserve Force (Navy) None None 0.00 Change
None Naval Special Warfare Command (Navy) None 73.4 0.00 Change
None Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OPM) None None 0.00 Change
None Facilities - Security - Contracting (OPM) None None 0.00 Change
None Healthcare and Insurance (OPM) None None 0.00 Change
None Merit System Audit and Compliance (OPM) None None 0.00 Change
None National Cemetery Administration (VA) None 54.5 0.00 Change
None Food Nutrition and Consumer Services (USDA) None 66.3 0.00 Change

No Data No Data No Data No Change


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

Due to a data issue at the time of the 2013 release, Food Nutrition and Consumer Services was not ranked. Although the issue has been resolved, the wide distribution of the Best Places to Work data prevents us from amending the subcomponent rankings. However, we have included FNCS’s scores in the list.