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 federal law enforcement and border protection agencies in this category enforce the federal criminal laws and prosecute offenders, investigate terrorist threats, operate prisons, guard our borders and manage the immigration system. The employees at these agencies include lawyers, special agents, corrections officers, airport security personnel, investigators, intelligence analysts and information technology specialists.
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||United States Coast Guard (USCG), DHS||71.1||67.3||3.8|
|2||Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), DHS||70.7||66.2||4.5|
|3||U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), DOJ||69.4||68.1||1.3|
|4||Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), DOJ||68.7||68.3||0.4|
|4||Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), DOJ||68.7||69.9||-1.2|
|4||Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), DHS||68.7||62.9||5.8|
|7||Criminal Division, DOJ||66.8||68.6||-1.8|
|8||Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF), DOJ||62.7||63.3||-0.6|
|9||Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), DOJ||60.1||61.5||-1.4|
|10||Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), DOJ||57.1||55.0||2.1|
|11||Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Treasury||48.2||45.5||2.7|
|12||Customs and Border Protection (CBP), DHS||46.8||40.5||6.3|
|13||Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), DHS||45.2||34.0||11.2|
|14||Transportation Security Administration (TSA), DHS||35.5||40.7||-5.2|
|15||U.S. Secret Service (USSS), DHS||32.8||33.4||-0.6|
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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