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. 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%)

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 2014 2013 Change
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 
4 Intelligence Community 67.9 67.3 0.60 
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 
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 2014 Best Places to Work index score for the entire Department of Defense is 56.5, a 0.7-point decline from its 2013 index score of 57.2.

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