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.
Access to modern transportation, communication and power-generation systems are essential to economic growth and a high quality of life. The agencies in this category are responsible for ensuring that the nation has a safe, reliable, and modernized infrastructure that includes roads, bridges, water and sewage systems, tunnels, rail lines, waterways, flood control projects, power grids, dams and telecommunications systems. Employees at these agencies include engineers, electricians, safety inspectors, transportation planners, architectural and civil drafters, conservation scientists, hydrologists, logisticians and lawyers.
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||Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT||77.9||77.7||0.2|
|2||Office of Energy Projects (OEP), FERC||77.0||74.1||2.9|
|3||National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Commerce||72.1||67.5||4.6|
|4||Maritime Administration (MARAD), DOT||69.5||64.9||4.6|
|5||Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), DOE||68.4||60.4||8.0|
|6||Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), DOT||67.3||67.5||-0.2|
|7||U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Army||67.0||64.2||2.8|
|8||Office of the Secretary (OS), DOT||65.8||61.8||4.0|
|9||Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), Interior||64.0||60.7||3.3|
|10||National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Commerce||62.5||46.5||16.0|
|11||Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT||62.2||62.2||0.0|
|12||Federal Communications Commission||61.5||59.4||2.1|
|13||Office of the Secretary (OS), DOE||59.2||57.0||2.2|
|14||Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Interior||59.1||55.2||3.9|
|15||Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT||57.4||56.8||0.6|
|16||Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), HUD||56.4||53.6||2.8|
|17||Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Interior||55.8||55.4||0.4|
|18||National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), DHS||46.1||41.5||4.6|
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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