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)
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 70.4 0.0 
Air Education and Training Command (ATC), Air Force 55.8 0.0 
Headquarters - Air Force Reserve Command (HQ AFRES), Air Force 56.7 0.0 
Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), Air Force 45.0 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 53.0 0.0 
Air Mobility Command (AMC), Air Force 52.8 0.0 
Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Air Force 60.1 0.0 
Space Command (AFSPC), Air Force 56.4 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 48.7 0.0 
Headquarters, Air Force 51.7 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 63.9 0.0 
Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), USDA 0.0 
Forest Service (USFS), USDA 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 67.2 0.0 
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), USDA 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 58.5 0.0 
Farm Service Agency (FSA), USDA 0.0 
U.S. Army North, Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (ASC), Army 52.0 0.0 
U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), Army 36.1 0.0 
U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC), Army 46.6 0.0 
U.S. Army Audit Agency (USAAA), Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Installation Management Agency (IMA), Army 47.7 0.0 
U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID), Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Army 66.2 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 54.5 0.0 
Network Technology Enterprise Command - 9th Army Signal Command (NETCOM), Army 51.6 0.0 
Office of the Chief of the National Guard Bureau (CNGB), Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC), Army 57.2 0.0 
Joint Activities, Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), Army 50.0 0.0 
U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), Army 48.3 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 72.4 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 57.2 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 40.7 0.0 
U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command (MEPCOM), Army 0.0 
Office of the Secretary (OS ), Commerce 58.3 0.0 
Economic Development Administration (EDA), Commerce 0.0 
Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Commerce 59.1 0.0 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce 62.1 0.0 
International Trade Administration (ITA), Commerce 56.1 0.0 
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), Commerce 78.4 0.0 
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Commerce 69.9 0.0 
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Commerce 0.0 
National Technical Information Service (NTIS), Commerce 0.0 
U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce 62.9 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 55.7 0.0 
Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), DOD 64.4 0.0 
Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), DOD 63.3 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 
Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), DOD 51.6 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DOD 42.2 0.0 
Missile Defense Agency (MDA), DOD 62.0 0.0 
Defense Commissary Agency (DECA), DOD 51.6 0.0 
Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), DOD 59.8 0.0 
Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA), DOD 45.3 0.0 
Defense Health Agency (DHA), DOD 47.0 0.0 
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), DOD 53.7 0.0 
Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), DOD 59.7 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 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), DOJ 68.7 0.0 
Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), DOJ 60.1 0.0 
Office of Justice Programs (OJP), DOJ 74.7 0.0 
U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), DOJ 68.9 0.0 
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Attorneys' Office (EOUSA), DOJ 76.4 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DOJ 81.2 0.0 
U.S. Trustee Program (USTP), DOJ 52.8 0.0 
Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), DOJ 52.5 0.0 
Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF), DOJ 63.4 0.0 
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), DOJ 66.5 0.0 
Justice Management Division (JMD), DOJ 54.7 0.0 
Antitrust Division (ATR), DOJ 63.5 0.0 
Civil Division, DOJ 67.2 0.0 
Civil Rights Division, DOJ 70.8 0.0 
Criminal Division, DOJ 71.3 0.0 
Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD), DOJ 79.4 0.0 
Tax Division, DOJ 84.2 0.0 
Office of the Secretary, DOL 0.0 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM), DOL 67.0 0.0 
Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), DOL 65.0 0.0 
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), DOL 46.5 0.0 
Employment and Training Administration (ETA), DOL 49.3 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DOL 50.5 0.0 
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), DOL 72.3 0.0 
Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS), DOL 69.5 0.0 
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), DOL 69.2 0.0 
Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), DOL 66.5 0.0 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), DOL 60.6 0.0 
Office of the Solicitor (SOL), DOL 80.2 0.0 
Veterans Employment and Training Services (VETS), DOL 70.3 0.0 
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP), DOL 49.7 0.0 
Wage and Hour Division (WHD), DOL 63.4 0.0 
Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), DOE 64.1 0.0 
Power Marketing Administrations (PMA), DOE 69.3 0.0 
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), DOE 46.9 0.0 
Office of the Secretary (OS), DOE 59.5 0.0 
Under Secretary for Management and Performance, DOE 57.1 0.0 
Under Secretary for Science and Energy, DOE 59.8 0.0 
Office of the General Counsel (OGC), FERC 94.6 0.0 
Office of Energy Projects (OEP), FERC 81.0 0.0 
Office of the Executive Director (OED), FERC 76.8 0.0 
Office of Enforcement, FERC 76.8 0.0 
Office of Energy Market Regulation (OEMR), FERC 79.7 0.0 
Office for Civil Rights (OCR), ED 45.4 0.0 
Office of Inspector General (OIG), ED 72.3 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 54.5 0.0 
Office of Management (OM), ED 66.1 0.0 
Federal Student Aid (FSA), ED 65.8 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 56.0 0.0 
Office of Enforcement Compliance Assurance (OECA), EPA 60.0 0.0 
Office of Administration and Resources Management (OARM), EPA 46.9 0.0 
Office of Water (OW), EPA 57.9 0.0 
Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM), EPA 71.6 0.0 
Office of Air and Radiation (OAR), EPA 65.4 0.0 
Office of Research and Development (ORD), EPA 58.2 0.0 
Region 1 - New England, EPA 76.7 0.0 
Region 2, EPA 57.4 0.0 
Region 3 - Mid-Atlantic, EPA 73.0 0.0 
Region 4 - Southeast, EPA 84.0 0.0 
Region 5, EPA 72.4 0.0 
Region 6 - South Central, EPA 64.0 0.0 
Region 7 - Midwest, EPA 67.7 0.0 
Region 8 - Mountains and Plains, EPA 66.9 0.0 
Region 9 - Pacific Southwest, EPA 71.0 0.0 
Region 10 - Pacific Northwest, EPA 63.6 0.0 
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), EPA 66.4 0.0 
Community Supervision Program (CSP), CSOSA 51.9 0.0 
Office of Administrative Services (OAS), GSA 0.0 
Public Buildings Service (PBS), GSA 64.2 0.0 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), GSA 62.5 0.0 
Office of the General Counsel (OGC), GSA 61.0 0.0 
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO), GSA 71.4 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), GSA 70.2 0.0 
Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), GSA 71.3 0.0 
Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP), GSA 0.0 
GSA IT, GSA 69.9 0.0 
Office of Mission Assurance (OMA), GSA 0.0 
Administration for Community Living (ACL), HHS 0.0 
Office of the Secretary (OS), HHS 55.0 0.0 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), HHS 36.5 0.0 
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS 59.4 0.0 
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS 68.1 0.0 
Food and Drug Administration (FDA), HHS 69.6 0.0 
Indian Health Service (IHS), HHS 52.6 0.0 
National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS 68.8 0.0 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS 74.1 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), HHS 74.7 0.0 
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS 70.9 0.0 
Administration for Children and Families (ACF), HHS 54.0 0.0 
Customs and Border Protection (CBP), DHS 35.7 0.0 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), DHS 30.3 0.0 
Office of Intelligence and Analysis (IA), DHS 0.0 
Management Directorate (MGMT), DHS 44.7 0.0 
Transportation Security Administration (TSA), DHS 36.2 0.0 
United States Coast Guard (USCG), DHS 63.2 0.0 
U.S. Secret Service (USSS), DHS 31.9 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DHS 59.6 0.0 
Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), DHS 66.8 0.0 
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), DHS 47.7 0.0 
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), DHS 72.8 0.0 
National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), DHS 41.2 0.0 
Office of the Secretary (OS), DHS 42.3 0.0 
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO), DHS 0.0 
Science and Technology Directorate, DHS 43.2 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 57.1 0.0 
Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), HUD 46.1 0.0 
Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO), HUD 34.9 0.0 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), HUD 0.0 
Office of Field Policy and Management (FPM), HUD 50.8 0.0 
Office of Housing, HUD 46.9 0.0 
Office of Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO), HUD 0.0 
Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH), HUD 47.1 0.0 
Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), HUD 0.0 
Office of Policy Development and Research (PDR), HUD 47.5 0.0 
Ginnie Mae (GNMA), HUD 0.0 
Voice of America (VOA), BBG 44.8 0.0 
Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB), BBG 0.0 
Office of the Secretary (OS), Interior 62.2 0.0 
Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Interior 57.5 0.0 
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Interior 54.1 0.0 
Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), Interior 65.7 0.0 
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior 73.4 0.0 
National Park Service (NPS), Interior 52.5 0.0 
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), Interior 64.2 0.0 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Interior 65.6 0.0 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Interior 69.3 0.0 
Office of the Solicitor (SOL), Interior 59.7 0.0 
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), Interior 55.9 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Interior 75.9 0.0 
Headquarters (HQ), NASA 71.1 0.0 
Ames Research Center (ARC), NASA 77.2 0.0 
Glenn Research Center (GRC), NASA 76.2 0.0 
Langley Research Center (LARC), NASA 80.2 0.0 
Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC), NASA 78.5 0.0 
Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), NASA 80.7 0.0 
Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), NASA 81.3 0.0 
Johnson Space Center (JSC), NASA 74.5 0.0 
Kennedy Space Center (KSC), NASA 73.0 0.0 
Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Navy 56.7 0.0 
Assistant for Administration, Navy 53.2 0.0 
Office of Naval Research (ONR), Navy 66.8 0.0 
Naval Medical Command (NAVMEDCOM), Navy 45.4 0.0 
Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Navy 63.5 0.0 
Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS), Navy 27.5 0.0 
Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), Navy 63.4 0.0 
Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Navy 59.5 0.0 
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Navy 57.2 0.0 
Marine Corps (USMC), Navy 51.2 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 54.9 0.0 
Commander, Navy Installations (CNI), Navy 30.7 0.0 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), OPM 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), OPM 66.4 0.0 
Federal Investigative Service (FISD), OPM 69.5 0.0 
Facilities, Security and Emergency Management, OPM 0.0 
Retirement Services, OPM 71.7 0.0 
Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), OPM 47.4 0.0 
Healthcare and Insurance, OPM 0.0 
Employee Services, OPM 75.1 0.0 
HR Solutions, OPM 69.8 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 61.7 0.0 
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT 65.0 0.0 
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT 78.3 0.0 
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), DOT 75.4 0.0 
Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT 59.9 0.0 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT 52.5 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DOT 80.4 0.0 
Maritime Administration (MARAD), DOT 66.7 0.0 
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT 65.3 0.0 
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT 73.9 0.0 
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Treasury 78.2 0.0 
Departmental Offices (DO), Treasury 61.1 0.0 
Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury 53.3 0.0 
Office of Inspector General (OIG), Treasury 79.8 0.0 
U.S. Mint (USM), Treasury 65.9 0.0 
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Treasury 52.7 0.0 
Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), Treasury 61.6 0.0 
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury 82.2 0.0 
Bureau of the Fiscal Service (BFS), Treasury 69.4 0.0 
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), Treasury 82.0 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), TVA 0.0 
Central Office (VACO), VA 46.3 0.0 
Office of Inspector General (OIG), VA 79.3 0.0 
Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), VA 52.9 0.0 
National Cemetery Administration (NCA), VA 63.1 0.0 
Veterans Health Administration (VHA), VA 53.4 0.0 

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