About the Top 10 Edition with The Washington Post

America deserves a federal government that is highly effective—meaning one that is efficient, innovative and responsive to the needs of the public. The nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service is committed to the idea that government is most effective when it has an engaged and satisfied workforce, strong leaders and the information needed to make smart decisions.  

The annual Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings, produced by the Partnership and Boston Consulting Group, offer the most comprehensive assessment of how federal public servants view their jobs and workplaces.  

This advanced look at a portion of the 2023 Best Places to Work rankings and data, in collaboration with The Washington Post, features the top 10 federal agencies in four size grouping—large, midsize and small agencies as well as agency subcomponents. 

The rankings are based on responses to questions regarding whether employees believe their agency is a good place to work and whether they are satisfied with their job and their organization. 

The Partnership and BCG will host an annual awards breakfast to honor top performing and most improved agencies on May 20, 2024. This event will coincide with the release of the government-wide employee engagement and satisfaction score for 2023, the full rankings for all participating agencies as well as data and analysis regarding a host of critical workplace issues. 

The Best Places to Work rankings shine the spotlight on agencies that are successfully engaging employees, provide a means of holding federal leaders accountable for the health of their organizations and provide insights for jobseekers considering federal employment. At the same time, leaders across government can learn from those agencies that are excelling to help improve their own organizations with the goal of providing first-rate service to the public. 

The Partnership for Public Service and BCG extend thanks to the Office of Personnel Management for its excellent administration of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, which provides the basis for the Best Places to Work rankings along with additional individual agency surveys.  

About the Partnership for Public Service, Boston Consulting Group and The Washington Post 

For more than two decades, the nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service has been dedicated to building a better government and a stronger democracy. We work across administrations to help transform the way government operates by increasing collaboration, accountability, efficiency and innovation. 

BCG is a global management consulting firm dedicated to advising clients in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. We partner with our clients to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their challenges, and transform their enterprises so that they achieve sustainable competitive advantage, build more capable organizations and secure lasting results. In our work with the federal government, BCG is recognized for bringing commercial insights and best practices to our public sector clients. 

The Washington Post, in collaboration with the Partnership for Public Service and BCG, which together produce the annual Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings, publishes the top 10 agencies in each Best Places size category. The rankings are based on the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey conducted by the Office of Personnel Management and independent surveys from 12 other agencies.