The Best Places to Work rankings include results based on the index scores of 69 federal organizations grouped into five mission areas. The purpose is to examine agencies that have similar responsibilities, and employ workers with comparable occupations, to see if there are commonalities or discrepancies in employee engagement.
The agencies in this category are devoted to natural resource conservation and management, environmental stewardship, and safe and reliable energy production. Many employees within this group are in physical and life sciences, engineering and natural resource management occupations.
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.
Click on the links below to view an agency’s full report. Click on the column headings to sort by rank, agency name, score or change.
|1||Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD), DOJ||85.9||83.2||2.7|
|2||Federal Energy Regulatory Commission||79.0||75.5||3.5|
|3||Nuclear Regulatory Commission||70.2||73.7||-3.5|
|4||U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior||70.1||67.6||2.5|
|5||U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Interior||68.0||65.4||2.5|
|6||Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Interior||67.6||64.0||3.6|
|7||Environmental Protection Agency||64.4||58.5||5.9|
|8||National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce||63.9||62.0||1.9|
|9||Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT||63.6||62.2||1.4|
|10||Department of Energy||63.4||57.8||5.6|
|11||Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), Interior||62.1||61.3||0.8|
|12||Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), USDA||62.0||62.0||0.0|
|13||Forest Service (USFS), USDA||57.6||53.7||3.9|
|14||Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), Interior||55.8||50.9||4.9|
|15||National Park Service (NPS), Interior||53.8||53.1||0.7|
Each agency belongs to only one mission group on the list. Inclusion in one of the mission groups is dependent on the agency’s participation in the overall Best Places to Work rankings.
|Lower Quartile (0–25%)||Below Median (25–50%)||Above Median (50–75%)||Upper Quartile (75–100%)|
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