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 Mediation and Conciliation Service 87.1 83.5 3.6 
2 Overseas Private Investment Corporation 86.4 72.8 13.6 
3 Federal Labor Relations Authority 85.2 79.2 6.0 
4 National Endowment for the Humanities 81.3 82.0 -0.7 
5 Surface Transportation Board 79.8 86.8 -7.0 
6 Office of Management and Budget 77.5 67.7 9.8 
7 U.S. International Trade Commission 75.5 71.6 3.9 
8 Merit Systems Protection Board 73.0 61.9 11.1 
9 Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 72.9 70.5 2.4 
10 National Transportation Safety Board 69.7 63.6 6.1 
11 National Endowment for the Arts 69.3 69.4 -0.1 
12 Railroad Retirement Board 68.4 68.6 -0.2 
13 Farm Credit Administration 67.5 71.6 -4.1 
14 Corporation for National and Community Service 63.8 59.4 4.4 
15 Consumer Product Safety Commission 63.7 59.7 4.0 
16 Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 63.1 60.4 2.7 
17 National Gallery of Art 60.3 63.5 -3.2 
18 Export-Import Bank of the United States 59.0 45.7 13.3 
19 Office of Special Counsel 58.7 60.1 -1.4 
20 Federal Housing Finance Agency 57.9 55.7 2.2 
21 Federal Maritime Commission 56.8 42.0 14.8 
22 Selective Service System 55.1 52.8 2.3 
23 Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 51.0 45.9 5.1 
24 International Boundary and Water Commission 50.3 52.4 -2.1 
25 Commodity Futures Trading Commission 48.8 42.3 6.5 
26 Millennium Challenge Corporation 47.5 57.8 -10.3 
27 Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 47.3 33.8 13.5 
28 Federal Election Commission 35.0 40.4 -5.4 
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