Best Places to Work Agency Rankings

The overall rankings are determined by the Best Places to Work employee engagement score.

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 2018 2017 Change (2017‑18)
1 Federal Trade Commission 84.0 81.4 2.6 
2 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 83.9 82.9 1.0 
3 Securities and Exchange Commission 82.1 80.9 1.2 
4 Government Accountability Office 80.7 82.5 -1.8 
5 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 80.5 81.9 -1.4 
6 Peace Corps 79.8 80.7 -0.9 
7 Smithsonian Institution 76.7 76.9 -0.2 
8 National Science Foundation 75.5 74.7 0.8 
9 Architect of the Capitol 75.3
10 General Services Administration 74.5 73.7 0.8 
11 Nuclear Regulatory Commission 72.8 71.3 1.5 
12 Department of Energy 68.5 66.6 1.9 
13 National Credit Union Administration 67.2 69.0 -1.8 
13 U.S. Agency for International Development 67.2 69.5 -2.3 
15 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 65.4 66.5 -1.1 
16 Office of Personnel Management 65.2 65.7 -0.5 
17 Federal Communications Commission 64.4 62.8 1.6 
18 Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency 63.5 63.1 0.4 
19 Department of Labor 63.0 66.2 -3.2 
20 Small Business Administration 62.0 59.4 2.6 
21 Department of Housing and Urban Development 60.1 62.4 -2.3 
22 Environmental Protection Agency 57.5 63.5 -6.0 
23 National Archives and Records Administration 56.7 61.5 -4.8 
24 National Labor Relations Board 55.3 67.9 -12.6 
25 U.S. Agency for Global Media 52.5 51.2 1.3 
26 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 51.7 76.9 -25.2 
27 Department of Education 47.3 59.7 -12.4 
Quartile Key
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