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 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 81.1 82.3 -1.2 
2 Peace Corps 79.7 82.8 -3.1 
3 Government Accountability Office 78.5 77.2 1.3 
4 Federal Trade Commission 77.6 73.7 3.9 
5 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 75.5 73.3 2.2 
6 Smithsonian Institution 74.7 76.9 -2.2 
7 Nuclear Regulatory Commission 73.7 72.9 0.8 
8 National Credit Union Administration 71.7 69.4 2.3 
8 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 71.7 66.1 5.6 
10 Securities and Exchange Commission 68.6 63.6 5.0 
11 National Science Foundation 67.8 66.2 1.6 
12 Office of Personnel Management 67.4 67.1 0.3 
13 General Services Administration 64.0 62.8 1.2 
14 National Labor Relations Board 63.3 56.1 7.2 
15 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 62.8 58.0 4.8 
16 Department of Education 61.3 58.8 2.5 
17 U.S. Agency for International Development 60.4 56.3 4.1 
18 Federal Communications Commission 59.4 67.4 -8.0 
19 Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency 58.8 57.2 1.6 
20 Department of Energy 57.8 53.8 4.0 
21 Department of Housing and Urban Development 52.3 44.3 8.0 
22 National Archives and Records Administration 50.7 46.7 4.0 
23 Broadcasting Board of Governors 49.0 45.4 3.6 
23 Small Business Administration 49.0 53.0 -4.0 
Quartile Key
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