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||Federal Energy Regulatory Commission||76.4||0.0|
|2||Equal Employment Opportunity Commission||76.3||52.4||23.9|
|3||National Science Foundation||73.5||63.7||9.8|
|4||General Services Administration||71.7||68.5||3.2|
|5||Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency||64.3||65.3||-1.0|
|6||Securities and Exchange Commission||63.1||68.1||-5.0|
|7||Office of Personnel Management||60.2||56.9||3.3|
|8||Broadcasting Board of Governors||59.6||56.2||3.4|
|9||Department of Energy||59.4||54.8||4.6|
|10||Environmental Protection Agency||58.3||51.7||6.6|
|10||Nuclear Regulatory Commission||58.3||67.3||-9.0|
|12||Department of Housing and Urban Development||53.1||56.5||-3.4|
|13||Department of Education||52.0||52.9||-0.9|
|14||National Archives and Records Administration||44.9||37.9||7.0|
|15||U.S. Agency for International Development||44.3||47.2||-2.9|
|16||Small Business Administration||28.5||19.6||8.9|
|Architect of the Capitol||0.0|
|National Credit Union Administration||0.0|
|Federal Communications Commission||0.0|
|Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation||0.0|
|Consumer Financial Protection Bureau||0.0|
|Federal Trade Commission||60.7||0.0|
|Government Accountability Office||0.0|
|Government Publishing Office||0.0|
|National Labor Relations Board||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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