The overall rankings are determined by the agencies’ Best Places to Work index scores, which measure employee satisfaction and commitment.
The index score is not a combined average of an agency’s category scores. Instead it is derived from three different questions in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. To calculate the score, we use the percentage of positive responses in a weighted formula. The more the question predicts intent to remain, the higher the weighting.
|Lower Quartile (0–25%)||Below Median (25–50%)||Above Median (50–75%)||Upper Quartile (75–100%)|
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|1||National Aeronautics and Space Administration||74.6||74.0||0.60|
|2||Department of Commerce||68.7||67.6||1.10|
|3||Department of State||68.2||65.6||2.60|
|5||Department of Justice||63.8||63.5||0.30|
|6||Social Security Administration||63.2||63.0||0.20|
|7||Department of Health and Human Services||61.8||61.9||-0.10|
|8||Department of Transportation||60.4||60.9||-0.50|
|9||Department of the Treasury||59.6||59.5||0.10|
|10||Department of Labor||58.7||55.6||3.10|
|11||Department of the Navy||58.1||59.3||-1.20|
|12||Department of the Interior||57.9||58.9||-1.00|
|13||Department of Agriculture||57.3||56.1||1.20|
|13||Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and Department of Defense Field Activities||57.3||57.0||0.30|
|15||Department of the Air Force||56.8||57.2||-0.40|
|16||Environmental Protection Agency||56.7||59.3||-2.60|
|17||Department of the Army||54.7||55.6||-0.90|
|18||Department of Veterans Affairs||54.6||57.3||-2.70|
|19||Department of Homeland Security||44.0||46.8||-2.80|
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