The Best Places to Work rankings include results based on the index scores of five mission-critical occupations across government. The Office of Personnel Management and the Chief Human Capital Officer Council have focused on these occupations because shortages or a loss of staff in these job categories could interfere with the ability of agencies to effectively accomplish their missions.
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||Department of the Army||79.8||62.2||17.6|
|2||Social Security Administration||79.0||75.1||3.9|
|3||Department of the Treasury||78.8||79.5||-0.7|
|4||Department of Agriculture||75.7||78.3||-2.6|
|5||Department of Justice||69.5||68.4||1.1|
|6||Department of the Interior||68.7||72.3||-3.6|
|7||Department of Transportation||68.0||0.0|
|8||Department of Health and Human Services||65.9||67.0||-1.1|
|9||Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and Department of Defense Field Activities||65.2||63.0||2.2|
|10||Department of Veterans Affairs||61.9||62.7||-0.8|
|11||Department of the Navy||60.6||46.1||14.5|
|12||Department of the Air Force||55.3||57.3||-2.0|
|13||Department of Homeland Security||55.0||52.3||2.7|
|14||Department of Labor||49.2||53.3||-4.1|
|Department of Commerce||0.0|
|National Aeronautics and Space Administration||0.0|
|Department of State||0.0|
Not all agencies have data for occupational groups, due to small sample sizes. Explain this.
|Lower Quartile (0–25%)||Below Median (25–50%)||Above Median (50–75%)||Upper Quartile (75–100%)|
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