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 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 82.3 82.3 0.00 
2 Government Accountability Office 77.2 74.4 2.80 
3 Smithsonian Institution 76.9 77.2 -0.30 
4 Federal Trade Commission 73.7 73.8 -0.10 
5 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 73.3 71.6 1.70 
6 Nuclear Regulatory Commission 72.9 73.8 -0.90 
7 National Credit Union Administration 69.4 65.8 3.60 
8 Architect of the Capitol 67.8 0.00 
9 Federal Communications Commission 67.4 71.3 -3.90 
10 Office of Personnel Management 67.1 67.6 -0.50 
11 National Science Foundation 66.2 62.8 3.40 
12 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 66.1 0.00 
13 Government Printing Office 64.7 64.2 0.50 
14 Securities and Exchange Commission 63.6 58.7 4.90 
15 General Services Administration 62.8 63.5 -0.70 
16 Department of Education 58.8 57.6 1.20 
17 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 58.0 59.5 -1.50 
18 Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency 57.2 58.5 -1.30 
19 U.S. Agency for International Development 56.3 58.9 -2.60 
20 National Labor Relations Board 56.1 56.8 -0.70 
21 Department of Energy 53.8 58.0 -4.20 
22 Small Business Administration 53.0 57.4 -4.40 
23 National Archives and Records Administration 46.7 47.1 -0.40 
24 Broadcasting Board of Governors 45.4 50.7 -5.30 
25 Department of Housing and Urban Development 44.3 43.2 1.10 

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