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||National Aeronautics and Space Administration||74.8||78.0||-3.2|
|2||Department of Labor||69.6||61.1||8.5|
|3||Department of the Air Force||65.5||64.9||0.6|
|4||Department of Justice||65.4||65.2||0.2|
|5||Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and Department of Defense Field Activities||64.4||64.4||0.0|
|6||Department of Commerce||63.1||59.6||3.5|
|7||Department of Transportation||61.1||62.0||-0.9|
|8||Department of the Navy||60.1||60.3||-0.2|
|9||Department of Homeland Security||57.9||52.2||5.7|
|10||Department of the Treasury||57.0||57.0||0.0|
|11||Department of the Army||54.9||51.0||3.9|
|12||Department of Health and Human Services||54.8||55.3||-0.5|
|13||Department of the Interior||54.7||51.5||3.2|
|14||Department of Agriculture||53.4||54.1||-0.7|
|15||Department of Veterans Affairs||42.1||40.8||1.3|
|Department of State||0.0|
|Social Security Administration||78.6||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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