Best Places to Work
Agency Index Scores

The Best Places to Work Index score measures the overall performance of agencies and agency subcomponents related to employee satisfaction and commitment.

How we calculate the index score
Rank Agency 2013 2012 Change
1 National Aeronautics and Space Administration 74.0 72.8 1.20 Change
6 Social Security Administration 63.0 66.4 -3.40 Change
4 Department of State 65.6 68.2 -2.60 Change
3 Intelligence Community 67.3 70.8 -3.50 Change
5 Department of Justice 63.5 63.8 -0.30 Change
10 Environmental Protection Agency 59.3 67.6 -8.30 Change
9 Department of the Treasury 59.5 66.1 -6.60 Change
2 Department of Commerce 67.6 67.9 -0.30 Change
10 Department of the Navy 59.3 63.4 -4.10 Change
17 Department of the Army 55.6 60.9 -5.30 Change
13 Department of Veterans Affairs 57.3 56.7 0.60 Change
14 Department of the Air Force 57.2 61.5 -4.30 Change
12 Department of the Interior 58.9 62.7 -3.80 Change
7 Department of Health and Human Services 61.9 63.3 -1.40 Change
15 Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and Department of Defense Field Activities 57.0 59.9 -2.90 Change
16 Department of Agriculture 56.1 57.4 -1.30 Change
17 Department of Labor 55.6 57.4 -1.80 Change
8 Department of Transportation 60.9 63.6 -2.70 Change
19 Department of Homeland Security 46.8 52.9 -6.10 Change

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Department of the Air Force; Department of the Army; Department of the Navy; and Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Defense Agencies, and Department of Defense Field Activities are part of the Department of Defense. The 2013 Best Places to Work index score for the entire Department of Defense is 57.2, a 4.4-point decline from its 2012 index score of 61.6.