Rankings by Category

Effective Leadership

The Effective Leadership category measures the extent to which employees believe leadership at all levels of the organization generates motivation and commitment, encourages integrity and manages people fairly, while also promoting the professional development, creativity and empowerment of employees.

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Rank Agency 2018 2017 Change (2017‑18)
1 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 75.0 74.7 0.3 
2 Intelligence Community 63.1 62.1 1.0 
3 Department of Health and Human Services 62.3 61.1 1.2 
4 Department of Commerce 60.3 59.6 0.7 
5 Department of Transportation 59.1 57.9 1.2 
6 Department of the Navy 58.5 58.4 0.1 
7 Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and Department of Defense Field Activities 58.0 56.0 2.0 
8 Department of the Air Force 57.7 57.6 0.1 
9 Department of the Army 57.5 57.0 0.5 
10 Department of the Treasury 57.0 56.7 0.3 
11 Department of State 55.4 56.1 -0.7 
12 Department of the Interior 54.5 55.1 -0.6 
13 Department of Justice 54.0 54.3 -0.3 
14 Department of Agriculture 53.0 57.2 -4.2 
15 Social Security Administration 52.8 52.7 0.1 
16 Department of Homeland Security 48.3 46.8 1.5 

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Quartile Key
Lower Quartile (0–25%) Below Median (25–50%) Above Median (50–75%) Upper Quartile (75–100%)

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