Agency Rankings by Occupation

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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.

  • I recommend my organization as a good place to work. (Q. 40)
  • Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your job? (Q. 69)
  • Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your organization? (Q. 71)

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.

Rank Agency 2016 2015 Change (2015‑16)
1 Field Operating Offices of Office of the Secretary of the Army, Army 91.4 74.7 16.7 
2 Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Treasury 91.0 90.6 0.4 
3 Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Interior 86.8 86.2 0.6 
4 Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), Treasury 84.7 81.6 3.1 
5 Office of the Inspector General, SSA 79.0 0.0 
6 Office of Inspector General (OIG), VA 75.4 78.7 -3.3 
7 Office of the Inspector General (OIG), USDA 74.9 0.0 
8 Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DOJ 72.8 0.0 
9 Office of Inspector General (OIG), ED 72.6 75.6 -3.0 
10 Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DOT 69.0 0.0 
11 Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), DOD 68.3 63.6 4.7 
12 Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH), HUD 67.2 56.9 10.3 
13 Office of the Inspector General (OIG), HHS 65.9 69.4 -3.5 
14 Office of Inspector General (OIG), Treasury 65.3 79.9 -14.6 
15 Office of the Secretary (OS), Interior 64.8 70.8 -6.0 
16 Office of the Inspector General (OIG), GSA 64.6 70.7 -6.1 
17 Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DHS 63.6 54.5 9.1 
18 Office of the Secretary (OS), DOE 61.3 67.0 -5.7 
19 Assistant for Administration, Navy 60.7 0.0 
20 Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), DOL 60.5 53.9 6.6 
21 Office of the Inspector General (OIG), OPM 59.7 69.5 -9.8 
22 U.S. Trustee Program (USTP), DOJ 58.8 52.3 6.5 
23 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), DHS 54.7 53.0 1.7 
24 Headquarters, Air Force 54.4 0.0 
25 Customs and Border Protection (CBP), DHS 52.1 51.2 0.9 
26 Central Office (VACO), VA 52.0 57.6 -5.6 
27 Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DOD 42.3 38.0 4.3 
28 Office of the Inspector General (OIG), DOL 41.2 53.3 -12.1 
Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC), Air Force 0.0 
U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Air Force 0.0 
U.S. Air Forces, Europe (USAFE), Air Force 0.0 
Air Education and Training Command (ATC), Air Force 0.0 
Headquarters - Air Force Reserve Command (HQ AFRES), Air Force 0.0 
Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), Air Force 0.0 
25th Air Force, Air Force 0.0 
Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), Air Force 0.0 
Installation and Mission Support (AFIMSC), Air Force 0.0 
Air Combat Command (ACC), Air Force 0.0 
Air Mobility Command (AMC), Air Force 0.0 
Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Air Force 0.0 
Space Command (AFSPC), Air Force 0.0 
NORAD/U.S. Northern Command (NORAD), Air Force 0.0 
Air National Guard, Air Force 0.0 
Air Force Elements, U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Air Force 0.0 
Air Force Elements, U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), Air Force 0.0 
Air Force District of Washington (AFDW), Air Force 0.0 
Global Strike Command (AFGSC), Air Force 0.0 
Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), USDA 0.0 
Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USDA 0.0 
Risk Management Agency (RMA), USDA 0.0 
Rural Development (RD), USDA 0.0 
Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), USDA 0.0 
Forest Service (USFS), USDA 0.0 
Office of the General Counsel (OGC), USDA 0.0 
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), USDA 0.0 
Economic Research Service (ERS), USDA 0.0 
National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), USDA 0.0 
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA 0.0 
Food Nutrition and Consumer Services (FNS), USDA 0.0 
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), USDA 0.0 
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA), USDA 0.0 
Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), USDA 0.0 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), USDA 0.0 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, USDA 0.0 
Departmental Management, USDA 0.0 
Farm Service Agency (FSA), USDA 0.0 
U.S. Army North, Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (ASC), Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC), Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Audit Agency (USAAA), Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Installation Management Agency (IMA), Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID), Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Army 0.0 
Chief of Staff of the Army, Army 0.0 
U.S. Army, Europe (USAREUR), Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), Army 0.0 
Network Technology Enterprise Command - 9th Army Signal Command (NETCOM), Army 0.0 
Office of the Chief of the National Guard Bureau (CNGB), Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC), Army 0.0 
Joint Activities, Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), Army 0.0 
U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC), Army 0.0 
Office of the Secretary of the Army (OS), Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT), Army 0.0 
HQDA Field Operating Agencies and Staff Support Agencies, Army 0.0 
Joint Services and DOD Activities Supported the HQDA, Army 0.0 
U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Army 0.0 
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Army 0.0 
U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command (MEPCOM), Army 0.0 
Office of the Secretary (OS ), Commerce 0.0 
Economic Development Administration (EDA), Commerce 0.0 
Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Commerce 0.0 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce 0.0 
International Trade Administration (ITA), Commerce 0.0 
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), Commerce 0.0 
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Commerce 0.0 
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Commerce 0.0 
National Technical Information Service (NTIS), Commerce 0.0 
U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Commerce 0.0 
Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Commerce 0.0 
Joint Chiefs of Staff, DOD 0.0 
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), DOD 0.0 
Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), DOD 0.0 
Defense Security Service, DOD 0.0 
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), DOD 0.0 
Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), DOD 0.0 
Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), DOD 0.0 
Missile Defense Agency (MDA), DOD 0.0 
Defense Commissary Agency (DECA), DOD 0.0 
Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), DOD 0.0 
Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA), DOD 0.0 
Defense Health Agency (DHA), DOD 0.0 
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), DOD 0.0 
Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), DOD 0.0 
National Defense University (NDU), DOD 0.0 
Defense Microelectronics Activity, DOD 0.0 
Defense Technical Information Center, DOD 0.0 
Defense Media Activity (DMA), DOD 0.0 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), DOJ 0.0 
Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), DOJ 0.0 
Office of Justice Programs (OJP), DOJ 0.0 
U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), DOJ 0.0 
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Attorneys' Office (EOUSA), DOJ 0.0 
Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), DOJ 0.0 
Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF), DOJ 0.0 
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), DOJ 0.0 
Justice Management Division (JMD), DOJ 0.0 
Antitrust Division (ATR), DOJ 0.0 
Civil Division, DOJ 0.0 
Civil Rights Division, DOJ 0.0 
Criminal Division, DOJ 0.0 
Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD), DOJ 0.0 
Tax Division, DOJ 0.0 
Office of the Secretary, DOL 0.0 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM), DOL 0.0 
Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), DOL 0.0 
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), DOL 0.0 
Employment and Training Administration (ETA), DOL 0.0 
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), DOL 0.0 
Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS), DOL 0.0 
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), DOL 0.0 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), DOL 0.0 
Office of the Solicitor (SOL), DOL 0.0 
Veterans Employment and Training Services (VETS), DOL 0.0 
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP), DOL 0.0 
Wage and Hour Division (WHD), DOL 0.0 
Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), DOE 0.0 
Power Marketing Administrations (PMA), DOE 0.0 
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), DOE 0.0 
Under Secretary for Management and Performance, DOE 0.0 
Under Secretary for Science and Energy, DOE 0.0 
Office of the General Counsel (OGC), FERC 0.0 
Office of Energy Projects (OEP), FERC 0.0 
Office of the Executive Director (OED), FERC 0.0 
Office of Enforcement, FERC 0.0 
Office of Energy Market Regulation (OEMR), FERC 0.0 
Office for Civil Rights (OCR), ED 0.0 
Office of the General Counsel (OGC), ED 0.0 
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), ED 0.0 
Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), ED 0.0 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), ED 0.0 
Office of Management (OM), ED 0.0 
Federal Student Aid (FSA), ED 0.0 
Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), ED 0.0 
Institute of Education Sciences (IES), ED 0.0 
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), ED 0.0 
Office of Enforcement Compliance Assurance (OECA), EPA 0.0 
Office of Administration and Resources Management (OARM), EPA 0.0 
Office of Water (OW), EPA 0.0 
Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM), EPA 0.0 
Office of Air and Radiation (OAR), EPA 0.0 
Office of Research and Development (ORD), EPA 0.0 
Region 1 - New England, EPA 0.0 
Region 2, EPA 0.0 
Region 3 - Mid-Atlantic, EPA 0.0 
Region 4 - Southeast, EPA 0.0 
Region 5, EPA 0.0 
Region 6 - South Central, EPA 0.0 
Region 7 - Midwest, EPA 0.0 
Region 8 - Mountains and Plains, EPA 0.0 
Region 9 - Pacific Southwest, EPA 0.0 
Region 10 - Pacific Northwest, EPA 0.0 
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), EPA 0.0 
Community Supervision Program (CSP), CSOSA 0.0 
Office of Administrative Services (OAS), GSA 0.0 
Public Buildings Service (PBS), GSA 0.0 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), GSA 0.0 
Office of the General Counsel (OGC), GSA 0.0 
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO), GSA 0.0 
Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), GSA 0.0 
Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP), GSA 0.0 
GSA IT, GSA 0.0 
Office of Mission Assurance (OMA), GSA 0.0 
Administration for Community Living (ACL), HHS 0.0 
Office of the Secretary (OS), HHS 0.0 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), HHS 0.0 
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS 0.0 
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS 0.0 
Food and Drug Administration (FDA), HHS 0.0 
Indian Health Service (IHS), HHS 0.0 
National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS 0.0 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS 0.0 
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS 0.0 
Administration for Children and Families (ACF), HHS 0.0 
Office of Intelligence and Analysis (IA), DHS 0.0 
Management Directorate (MGMT), DHS 0.0 
Transportation Security Administration (TSA), DHS 0.0 
United States Coast Guard (USCG), DHS 0.0 
U.S. Secret Service (USSS), DHS 0.0 
Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), DHS 0.0 
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), DHS 0.0 
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), DHS 0.0 
National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), DHS 0.0 
Office of the Secretary (OS), DHS 0.0 
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO), DHS 0.0 
Science and Technology Directorate, DHS 0.0 
Office of Administration, HUD 0.0 
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO), HUD 0.0 
Office of the General Counsel (OGC), HUD 0.0 
Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), HUD 0.0 
Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO), HUD 0.0 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), HUD 0.0 
Office of Field Policy and Management (FPM), HUD 0.0 
Office of Housing, HUD 0.0 
Office of Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO), HUD 0.0 
Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), HUD 0.0 
Office of Policy Development and Research (PDR), HUD 0.0 
Ginnie Mae (GNMA), HUD 0.0 
Voice of America (VOA), BBG 0.0 
Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB), BBG 0.0 
Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Interior 0.0 
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Interior 0.0 
Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), Interior 0.0 
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior 0.0 
National Park Service (NPS), Interior 0.0 
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), Interior 0.0 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Interior 0.0 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Interior 0.0 
Office of the Solicitor (SOL), Interior 0.0 
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), Interior 0.0 
Headquarters (HQ), NASA 0.0 
Ames Research Center (ARC), NASA 0.0 
Glenn Research Center (GRC), NASA 0.0 
Langley Research Center (LARC), NASA 0.0 
Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC), NASA 0.0 
Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), NASA 0.0 
Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), NASA 0.0 
Johnson Space Center (JSC), NASA 0.0 
Kennedy Space Center (KSC), NASA 0.0 
Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Navy 0.0 
Office of Naval Research (ONR), Navy 0.0 
Naval Medical Command (NAVMEDCOM), Navy 0.0 
Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Navy 0.0 
Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS), Navy 0.0 
Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), Navy 0.0 
Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Navy 0.0 
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Navy 0.0 
Marine Corps (USMC), Navy 0.0 
Strategic Systems Programs Office (SSP), Navy 0.0 
Military Sealift Command (MSC), Navy 0.0 
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), Navy 0.0 
Commander, Navy Installations (CNI), Navy 0.0 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), OPM 0.0 
Federal Investigative Service (FISD), OPM 0.0 
Facilities, Security and Emergency Management, OPM 0.0 
Retirement Services, OPM 0.0 
Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), OPM 0.0 
Healthcare and Insurance, OPM 0.0 
Employee Services, OPM 0.0 
HR Solutions, OPM 0.0 
Merit System Audit and Compliance (MSAC), OPM 0.0 
Division of Corporation Finance, SEC 0.0 
Division of Investment Management, SEC 0.0 
Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, SEC 0.0 
Division of Trading and Markets, SEC 0.0 
Office of Financial Management, SEC 0.0 
Office of Support Operations, SEC 0.0 
Office of General Counsel, SEC 0.0 
Office of Human Resources, SEC 0.0 
Office of Information Technology, SEC 0.0 
National Enforcement Program, SEC 0.0 
National Examination Program, SEC 0.0 
Office of the Secretary (OS), DOT 0.0 
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT 0.0 
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT 0.0 
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), DOT 0.0 
Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT 0.0 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT 0.0 
Maritime Administration (MARAD), DOT 0.0 
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT 0.0 
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT 0.0 
Departmental Offices (DO), Treasury 0.0 
Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury 0.0 
U.S. Mint (USM), Treasury 0.0 
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Treasury 0.0 
Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), Treasury 0.0 
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury 0.0 
Bureau of the Fiscal Service (BFS), Treasury 0.0 
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), TVA 0.0 
Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), VA 0.0 
National Cemetery Administration (NCA), VA 0.0 
Veterans Health Administration (VHA), VA 54.4 0.0 

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