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 Mediation and Conciliation Service 87.2 86.9 0.3 
2 U.S. International Trade Commission 85.7 80.9 4.8 
3 Congressional Budget Office 85.3
4 Farm Credit Administration 81.1 80.5 0.6 
5 Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 78.3 73.5 4.8 
6 National Transportation Safety Board 77.8 77.5 0.3 
7 Office of Management and Budget 75.0 75.4 -0.4 
8 National Endowment for the Humanities 74.9 71.4 3.5 
9 Federal Maritime Commission 74.4 67.5 6.9 
10 Overseas Private Investment Corporation 73.6 79.8 -6.2 
11 National Endowment for the Arts 72.6 80.5 -7.9 
12 Millennium Challenge Corporation 69.1 73.8 -4.7 
13 Corporation for National and Community Service 66.3 72.9 -6.6 
14 Consumer Product Safety Commission 66.1 71.9 -5.8 
14 National Gallery of Art 66.1 62.9 3.2 
14 Office of Special Counsel 66.1 73.5 -7.4 
17 Federal Housing Finance Agency 65.6 64.5 1.1 
18 Merit Systems Protection Board 64.2 68.5 -4.3 
19 Surface Transportation Board 64.0 66.3 -2.3 
20 International Boundary and Water Commission 63.2 60.4 2.8 
21 Railroad Retirement Board 63.1 69.3 -6.2 
22 Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 61.9 55.0 6.9 
23 Commodity Futures Trading Commission 58.3 58.6 -0.3 
24 Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 57.8 60.9 -3.1 
25 Federal Election Commission 49.4 39.8 9.6 
26 Selective Service System 44.2 44.3 -0.1 
27 Federal Labor Relations Authority 41.6 72.6 -31.0 
28 Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 38.7 38.6 0.1 
29 Export-Import Bank of the United States 36.8 54.9 -18.1 
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