The overall rankings are determined by the Best Places to Work index score, which measures employee engagement.
NOTE: Revised rankings for small agencies and subcomponents will be released in early 2018. The Office of Personnel Management initially withheld employee survey data from the Partnership on 21 small agencies and 165 subcomponents, making it impossible to include these organizations in 2017 rankings released on December 6. OPM provided the additional data on December 5. The Partnership will analyze the new data, generate index scores for the missing agencies and subcomponents, and issue new rankings in late January. This change will not affect large and midsize agencies.
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.
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.
|1||Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)||82.9||79.0||3.9|
|2||Government Accountability Office (GAO)||82.5||79.7||2.8|
|3||Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)||81.9||80.7||1.2|
|4||Federal Trade Commission (FTC)||81.4||78.3||3.1|
|5||Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)||80.9||76.1||4.8|
|7||Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)||76.9||72.2||4.7|
|7||Smithsonian Institution (SI)||76.9||75.3||1.6|
|9||National Science Foundation (NSF)||74.7||71.3||3.4|
|10||General Services Administration (GSA)||73.7||68.4||5.3|
|11||Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)||71.3||70.2||1.1|
|12||U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)||69.5||62.7||6.8|
|13||National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)||69.0||71.9||-2.9|
|14||National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)||67.9||60.5||7.4|
|15||Department of Energy (DOE)||66.6||63.4||3.2|
|16||Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)||66.5||64.7||1.8|
|17||Office of Personnel Management (OPM)||65.7||66.2||-0.5|
|18||Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)||63.5||64.4||-0.9|
|19||Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA)||63.1||59.5||3.6|
|20||Federal Communications Commission (FCC)||62.8||61.5||1.3|
|21||Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)||62.4||58.2||4.2|
|22||National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)||61.5||57.0||4.5|
|23||Department of Education (ED)||59.7||59.8||-0.1|
|24||Small Business Administration (SBA)||59.4||52.1||7.3|
|25||Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG)||51.2||48.4||2.8|
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