Best Places to Work Agency Rankings

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.

  • 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 2017 2016 Change (2016‑17)
1 Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) 79.8 84.7 -4.9 
2 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 75.4 82.7 -7.3 
3 Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) 73.8 60.0 13.8 
4 Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) 73.5 67.9 5.6 
5 Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) 69.3 67.8 1.5 
6 National Gallery of Art (NGA) 62.9 60.9 2.0 
7 Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) 58.6 56.4 2.2 
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) 64.6 0.0 
Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) 63.6 0.0 
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) 53.6 0.0 
Export-Import Bank of the United States (EX-IM) 58.2 0.0 
Farm Credit Administration (FCA) 71.8 0.0 
Federal Election Commission (FEC) 28.4 0.0 
Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFB) 61.3 0.0 
Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) 80.2 0.0 
Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) 59.3 0.0 
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) 82.3 0.0 
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) 67.4 0.0 
International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC) 64.7 0.0 
Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) 69.3 0.0 
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) 85.9 0.0 
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) 77.1 0.0 
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) 73.2 0.0 
Office of Special Counsel (OSC) 66.7 0.0 
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) 58.5 0.0 
Selective Service System (SSS) 55.0 0.0 
Surface Transportation Board (STB) 64.9 0.0 
U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) 78.9 0.0 
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