Best Places to Work Agency Rankings


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. It is calculated using a proprietary weighted formula that looks at responses to three different questions in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Employee Viewpoint 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 2015 2014 Change (2014‑15)
1 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 76.1 74.6 1.5 
6 Social Security Administration 66.0 63.2 2.8 
3 Department of State 66.3 68.2 -1.9 
2 Intelligence Community 67.1 67.9 -0.8 
3 Department of Justice 66.3 63.8 2.5 
14 Environmental Protection Agency 58.5 56.7 1.8 
16 Department of the Treasury 57.5 59.6 -2.1 
5 Department of Commerce 66.2 68.7 -2.5 
11 Department of the Navy 59.4 58.1 1.3 
17 Department of the Army 57.0 54.7 2.3 
18 Department of Veterans Affairs 55.1 54.6 0.5 
10 Department of the Air Force 60.0 56.8 3.2 
13 Department of the Interior 59.2 57.9 1.3 
7 Department of Health and Human Services 63.9 61.8 2.1 
15 Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and Department of Defense Field Activities 58.4 57.3 1.1 
11 Department of Agriculture 59.4 57.3 2.1 
8 Department of Labor 63.1 58.7 4.4 
8 Department of Transportation 63.1 60.4 2.7 
19 Department of Homeland Security 43.1 44.0 -0.9 
Quartile Key
Lower Quartile (0–25%) Below Median (25–50%) Above Median (50–75%) Upper Quartile (75–100%)

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Department of the Air Force; Department of the Army; Department of the Navy; and Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and Department of Defense Field Activities are part of the Department of Defense. The 2015 Best Places to Work index score for the entire Department of Defense is 58.6, a 2.1-point increase from its 2014 index score of 56.5.

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