Best Places to Work Agency Rankings

The overall rankings are determined by the Best Places to Work index score, which measures employee engagement.

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 2016 2015 Change (2015‑16)
1 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 80.7 81.1 -0.4 
2 Government Accountability Office 79.7 78.5 1.2 
2 Peace Corps 79.7 79.7 0.0 
4 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 79.0 75.5 3.5 
5 Federal Trade Commission 78.3 77.6 0.7 
6 Securities and Exchange Commission 76.1 68.6 7.5 
7 Smithsonian Institution 75.3 74.7 0.6 
8 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 72.2 71.7 0.5 
9 National Credit Union Administration 71.9 71.7 0.2 
10 National Science Foundation 71.3 67.8 3.5 
11 Architect of the Capitol 71.2 0.0 
12 Nuclear Regulatory Commission 70.2 73.7 -3.5 
13 Government Publishing Office 68.7 0.0 
14 General Services Administration 68.4 64.0 4.4 
15 Office of Personnel Management 66.2 67.4 -1.2 
16 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 64.7 62.8 1.9 
17 Environmental Protection Agency 64.4 58.5 5.9 
18 Department of Energy 63.4 57.8 5.6 
19 U.S. Agency for International Development 62.7 60.4 2.3 
20 Federal Communications Commission 61.5 59.4 2.1 
21 National Labor Relations Board 60.5 63.3 -2.8 
22 Department of Education 59.8 61.3 -1.5 
23 Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency 59.5 58.8 0.7 
24 Department of Housing and Urban Development 58.2 52.3 5.9 
25 National Archives and Records Administration 57.0 50.7 6.3 
26 Small Business Administration 52.1 49.0 3.1 
27 Broadcasting Board of Governors 48.4 49.0 -0.6 
Quartile Key
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