Agency Rankings by Demographic

Veterans

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 Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Treasury 89.0 85.5 3.5 
2 Civil Division, DOJ 87.9 77.8 10.1 
3 Office of the Secretary, DOL 86.2 0.0 
4 Office of Inspector General (OIG), ED 85.7 77.2 8.5 
5 Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), Treasury 84.3 86.8 -2.5 
6 Ames Research Center (ARC), NASA 83.4 78.2 5.2 
7 Headquarters (HQ), NASA 82.4 76.3 6.1 
8 Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), Air Force 82.0 70.8 11.2 
9 Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO), DHS 81.3 77.5 3.8 
9 Employee Services, OPM 81.3 71.8 9.5 
11 Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), NASA 80.8 80.3 0.5 
12 U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Army 80.7 78.8 1.9 
13 Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), NASA 80.6 76.5 4.1 
13 Johnson Space Center (JSC), NASA 80.6 77.7 2.9 
15 Defense Microelectronics Activity, DOD 79.7 0.0 
16 Langley Research Center (LARC), NASA 79.4 77.2 2.2 
17 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT 78.8 79.3 -0.5 
18 National Enforcement Program, SEC 78.7 0.0 
19 Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), GSA 78.4 74.4 4.0 
20 Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), DOT 78.3 76.6 1.7 
21 Office of Naval Research (ONR), Navy 77.9 64.4 13.5 
22 Air Force Elements, U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Air Force 77.4 74.3 3.1 
23 Air National Guard, Air Force 76.3 62.8 13.5 
24 Region 7 - Midwest, EPA 76.1 0.0 
24 GSA IT, GSA 76.1 67.2 8.9 
26 Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Attorneys' Office (EOUSA), DOJ 75.6 72.2 3.4 
26 United States Coast Guard (USCG), DHS 75.6 71.3 4.3 
26 National Examination Program, SEC 75.6 0.0 
29 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), Commerce 75.5 73.5 2.0 
30 Office of Inspector General (OIG), VA 75.4 82.7 -7.3 
31 Region 4 - Southeast, EPA 75.0 0.0 
32 Criminal Division, DOJ 74.9 68.2 6.7 
33 Glenn Research Center (GRC), NASA 74.6 78.2 -3.6 
34 Field Operating Offices of Office of the Secretary of the Army, Army 74.5 70.8 3.7 
34 Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Interior 74.5 67.9 6.6 
36 Kennedy Space Center (KSC), NASA 74.2 72.1 2.1 
37 Office of the Inspector General (OIG), HHS 73.9 71.4 2.5 
38 Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DOT 73.7 0.0 
39 Region 3 - Mid-Atlantic, EPA 73.5 0.0 
40 Retirement Services, OPM 73.4 76.6 -3.2 
41 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), DOJ 73.2 71.2 2.0 
41 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), DOJ 73.2 69.7 3.5 
43 Region 5, EPA 72.7 0.0 
44 Veterans Employment and Training Services (VETS), DOL 72.6 67.1 5.5 
45 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), DOL 72.2 72.0 0.2 
46 Region 2, EPA 72.1 0.0 
47 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS 72.0 66.1 5.9 
48 Risk Management Agency (RMA), USDA 71.9 0.0 
48 International Trade Administration (ITA), Commerce 71.9 0.0 
48 Maritime Administration (MARAD), DOT 71.9 61.0 10.9 
51 Office of the Solicitor (SOL), DOL 71.8 68.2 3.6 
51 Food and Drug Administration (FDA), HHS 71.8 66.6 5.2 
51 Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC), NASA 71.8 72.2 -0.4 
54 Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC), Air Force 71.7 62.4 9.3 
55 Office of the Chief of the National Guard Bureau (CNGB), Army 71.6 55.2 16.4 
56 Office of the Secretary (OS), DOT 71.2 63.2 8.0 
57 Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), DOL 70.8 67.5 3.3 
58 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Interior 70.5 67.5 3.0 
59 Wage and Hour Division (WHD), DOL 70.1 68.0 2.1 
60 Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), DHS 69.6 64.4 5.2 
61 U.S. Air Forces, Europe (USAFE), Air Force 69.5 72.9 -3.4 
61 U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), DOJ 69.5 67.5 2.0 
61 Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), Navy 69.5 62.6 6.9 
64 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), DOL 69.4 62.3 7.1 
64 Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Navy 69.4 66.9 2.5 
66 Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), DHS 69.2 62.0 7.2 
67 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS 69.1 70.9 -1.8 
68 Office of Justice Programs (OJP), DOJ 68.9 76.7 -7.8 
69 U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command (MEPCOM), Army 68.6 61.9 6.7 
70 Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), USDA 68.4 0.0 
70 Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Interior 68.4 68.0 0.4 
72 Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT 68.1 60.5 7.6 
73 Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), DOD 68.0 65.0 3.0 
73 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior 68.0 64.2 3.8 
73 Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), Treasury 68.0 68.3 -0.3 
76 Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), Air Force 67.5 62.4 5.1 
76 Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS 67.5 62.0 5.5 
76 Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury 67.5 79.4 -11.9 
79 National Cemetery Administration (NCA), VA 67.4 65.4 2.0 
80 Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), DOD 67.0 64.2 2.8 
80 Bureau of the Fiscal Service (BFS), Treasury 67.0 63.1 3.9 
82 Air Mobility Command (AMC), Air Force 66.9 68.6 -1.7 
82 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Army 66.9 65.2 1.7 
84 Farm Service Agency (FSA), USDA 66.7 0.0 
85 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Army 66.6 63.9 2.7 
85 Office of Research and Development (ORD), EPA 66.6 0.0 
85 Office of the Secretary (OS), Interior 66.6 64.0 2.6 
88 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT 66.5 67.5 -1.0 
89 Headquarters, Air Force 66.3 69.0 -2.7 
89 Departmental Management, USDA 66.3 60.8 5.5 
91 Air Combat Command (ACC), Air Force 66.1 66.9 -0.8 
91 U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC), Army 66.1 54.7 11.4 
91 U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), Army 66.1 60.9 5.2 
94 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM), DOL 65.8 65.4 0.4 
95 Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), DOE 65.6 56.3 9.3 
96 U.S. Trustee Program (USTP), DOJ 65.5 64.6 0.9 
96 Region 6 - South Central, EPA 65.5 59.5 6.0 
98 Assistant for Administration, Navy 65.4 64.9 0.5 
98 Strategic Systems Programs Office (SSP), Navy 65.4 68.1 -2.7 
100 Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), USDA 65.3 0.0 
101 National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS 65.2 62.4 2.8 
101 Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Navy 65.2 60.2 5.0 
101 Federal Investigative Service (FISD), OPM 65.2 71.2 -6.0 
104 Global Strike Command (AFGSC), Air Force 65.0 62.8 2.2 
104 Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF), DOJ 65.0 64.7 0.3 
106 Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), Interior 64.7 61.9 2.8 
106 Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), Navy 64.7 64.7 0.0 
108 Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP), DOL 64.6 62.5 2.1 
108 Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Navy 64.6 63.6 1.0 
110 U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce 64.5 54.8 9.7 
110 Under Secretary for Management and Performance, DOE 64.5 57.5 7.0 
110 Under Secretary for Science and Energy, DOE 64.5 60.2 4.3 
113 U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (ASC), Army 64.4 63.1 1.3 
114 Air Education and Training Command (ATC), Air Force 64.2 63.8 0.4 
114 Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO), HUD 64.2 48.4 15.8 
116 Defense Security Service, DOD 64.1 0.0 
116 Federal Student Aid (FSA), ED 64.1 67.7 -3.6 
118 Air Force District of Washington (AFDW), Air Force 64.0 66.9 -2.9 
118 Office of Air and Radiation (OAR), EPA 64.0 0.0 
118 Public Buildings Service (PBS), GSA 64.0 59.2 4.8 
121 Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DOJ 63.9 0.0 
122 Installation and Mission Support (AFIMSC), Air Force 63.7 55.5 8.2 
122 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT 63.7 64.2 -0.5 
124 Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), DOD 63.6 62.0 1.6 
124 Administration for Children and Families (ACF), HHS 63.6 63.8 -0.2 
126 NORAD/U.S. Northern Command (NORAD), Air Force 63.4 63.9 -0.5 
127 National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), USDA 63.3 0.0 
127 U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID), Army 63.3 65.1 -1.8 
127 HR Solutions, OPM 63.3 55.8 7.5 
130 Missile Defense Agency (MDA), DOD 63.2 60.0 3.2 
131 Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), VA 63.0 59.4 3.6 
132 Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), USDA 62.9 0.0 
132 Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Navy 62.9 63.0 -0.1 
134 Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH), HUD 62.8 56.5 6.3 
135 U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC), Army 62.7 62.3 0.4 
136 Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DOL 62.5 54.9 7.6 
137 25th Air Force, Air Force 62.3 59.1 3.2 
137 Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA), DOD 62.3 59.3 3.0 
139 Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), DOJ 62.0 63.6 -1.6 
139 Power Marketing Administrations (PMA), DOE 62.0 64.1 -2.1 
141 U.S. Army North, Army 61.9 0.0 
141 Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), HUD 61.9 52.2 9.7 
143 Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), DOD 61.7 62.0 -0.3 
144 Joint Chiefs of Staff, DOD 61.6 0.0 
144 Naval Medical Command (NAVMEDCOM), Navy 61.6 60.3 1.3 
144 Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS), Navy 61.6 60.9 0.7 
147 Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USDA 61.5 0.0 
147 Food Nutrition and Consumer Services (FNS), USDA 61.5 63.0 -1.5 
149 Employment and Training Administration (ETA), DOL 61.3 62.3 -1.0 
150 Justice Management Division (JMD), DOJ 61.1 60.2 0.9 
151 Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DOD 61.0 54.9 6.1 
151 Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), GSA 61.0 52.6 8.4 
153 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce 60.9 60.1 0.8 
153 Office of Housing, HUD 60.9 48.1 12.8 
155 HQDA Field Operating Agencies and Staff Support Agencies, Army 60.8 60.4 0.4 
155 Community Supervision Program (CSP), CSOSA 60.8 67.7 -6.9 
157 Chief of Staff of the Army, Army 60.5 66.7 -6.2 
157 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Commerce 60.5 61.0 -0.5 
159 Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), DOD 60.4 58.1 2.3 
160 Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), Interior 60.3 60.1 0.2 
160 U.S. Mint (USM), Treasury 60.3 63.7 -3.4 
162 Military Sealift Command (MSC), Navy 60.2 64.4 -4.2 
163 U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Air Force 60.0 66.9 -6.9 
164 Office of the Secretary (OS), DOE 59.6 61.6 -2.0 
164 Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), Interior 59.6 57.1 2.5 
166 Office of the Inspector General, SSA 59.5 0.0 
167 Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DHS 59.4 62.2 -2.8 
168 U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC), Army 59.3 66.1 -6.8 
169 Marine Corps (USMC), Navy 59.1 59.5 -0.4 
170 Headquarters - Air Force Reserve Command (HQ AFRES), Air Force 58.8 62.5 -3.7 
170 Office of Mission Assurance (OMA), GSA 58.8 65.4 -6.6 
170 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Interior 58.8 54.9 3.9 
173 U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), Army 58.7 61.4 -2.7 
173 Office of Administration and Resources Management (OARM), EPA 58.7 0.0 
173 Departmental Offices (DO), Treasury 58.7 59.5 -0.8 
176 Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Air Force 58.6 60.5 -1.9 
176 Space Command (AFSPC), Air Force 58.6 58.0 0.6 
178 Defense Commissary Agency (DECA), DOD 58.4 60.9 -2.5 
179 Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), DOD 58.3 53.6 4.7 
180 Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), USDA 58.2 0.0 
181 Forest Service (USFS), USDA 58.1 0.0 
182 U.S. Army Installation Management Agency (IMA), Army 58.0 57.2 0.8 
182 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury 58.0 56.4 1.6 
184 Region 8 - Mountains and Plains, EPA 57.7 0.0 
185 Office of the Secretary of the Army (OS), Army 57.6 58.1 -0.5 
185 Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), HUD 57.6 52.6 5.0 
187 Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), DOD 57.5 56.8 0.7 
187 National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), DOE 57.5 47.0 10.5 
189 Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), DOD 57.3 62.0 -4.7 
190 Joint Activities, Army 57.0 61.4 -4.4 
191 Veterans Health Administration (VHA), VA 56.9 56.2 0.7 
192 Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), DOL 56.8 64.2 -7.4 
193 Office of the General Counsel (OGC), HUD 56.7 51.0 5.7 
194 Central Office (VACO), VA 56.6 54.5 2.1 
195 Defense Media Activity (DMA), DOD 56.3 59.3 -3.0 
196 Region 10 - Pacific Northwest, EPA 56.2 0.0 
197 Office of the Secretary (OS), DHS 56.1 55.0 1.1 
198 Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Treasury 55.7 44.9 10.8 
199 Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Interior 55.4 54.3 1.1 
200 Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), USDA 55.3 45.2 10.1 
200 Office of Administration, HUD 55.3 49.6 5.7 
202 U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), Army 55.0 54.2 0.8 
202 Defense Health Agency (DHA), DOD 55.0 50.4 4.6 
204 Science and Technology Directorate, DHS 54.8 39.4 15.4 
205 Rural Development (RD), USDA 54.6 60.4 -5.8 
206 National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Commerce 54.5 0.0 
206 Office of the Secretary (OS), HHS 54.5 47.0 7.5 
208 U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), Army 54.0 50.2 3.8 
209 Management Directorate (MGMT), DHS 53.7 47.5 6.2 
210 Office of Field Policy and Management (FPM), HUD 53.3 62.3 -9.0 
211 Air Force Elements, U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), Air Force 53.0 62.4 -9.4 
211 Office of the Secretary (OS ), Commerce 53.0 63.5 -10.5 
211 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), HHS 53.0 45.0 8.0 
214 Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), DOJ 52.8 56.3 -3.5 
215 Indian Health Service (IHS), HHS 52.4 52.7 -0.3 
216 U.S. Army, Europe (USAREUR), Army 51.6 62.2 -10.6 
216 Commander, Navy Installations (CNI), Navy 51.6 51.7 -0.1 
218 National Park Service (NPS), Interior 51.5 50.8 0.7 
219 National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), DHS 50.5 44.6 5.9 
220 Joint Services and DOD Activities Supported the HQDA, Army 50.2 57.6 -7.4 
221 Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), DOL 50.1 50.5 -0.4 
222 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), DHS 49.8 45.0 4.8 
223 U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT), Army 49.0 56.3 -7.3 
224 Customs and Border Protection (CBP), DHS 47.0 42.3 4.7 
225 Voice of America (VOA), BBG 46.8 47.8 -1.0 
226 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), DHS 45.5 33.1 12.4 
227 Network Technology Enterprise Command - 9th Army Signal Command (NETCOM), Army 45.4 52.5 -7.1 
228 Transportation Security Administration (TSA), DHS 38.1 42.5 -4.4 
229 Office of Intelligence and Analysis (IA), DHS 34.7 28.8 5.9 
230 U.S. Secret Service (USSS), DHS 33.8 31.9 1.9 
Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), USDA 0.0 
Office of the General Counsel (OGC), USDA 0.0 
Economic Research Service (ERS), USDA 0.0 
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), USDA 0.0 
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA), USDA 0.0 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, USDA 0.0 
U.S. Army Audit Agency (USAAA), Army 0.0 
Economic Development Administration (EDA), Commerce 0.0 
Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), 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 
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), DOD 0.0 
National Defense University (NDU), DOD 55.6 0.0 
Defense Technical Information Center, DOD 0.0 
Antitrust Division (ATR), DOJ 0.0 
Civil Rights Division, DOJ 0.0 
Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD), DOJ 0.0 
Tax Division, DOJ 0.0 
Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), DOL 0.0 
Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS), DOL 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 58.8 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 Water (OW), EPA 0.0 
Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM), EPA 0.0 
Region 1 - New England, EPA 0.0 
Region 9 - Pacific Southwest, EPA 0.0 
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), EPA 0.0 
Office of Administrative Services (OAS), 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 77.7 0.0 
Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP), GSA 0.0 
Administration for Community Living (ACL), HHS 0.0 
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS 0.0 
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO), HUD 0.0 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), HUD 0.0 
Office of Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO), HUD 44.6 0.0 
Office of Policy Development and Research (PDR), HUD 0.0 
Ginnie Mae (GNMA), HUD 0.0 
Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB), BBG 0.0 
Office of the Solicitor (SOL), Interior 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 
Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), OPM 59.4 0.0 
Healthcare and Insurance, 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 Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT 0.0 
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT 45.5 0.0 
Office of Inspector General (OIG), Treasury 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), TVA 0.0 

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