Best Places to Work Agency Rankings

The overall rankings are determined by the Best Places to Work employee engagement score, calculated by the Partnership for Public Service and Boston Consulting Group.

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 2019 2018 Change (2018‑19)
1 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 82.8 83.9 -1.1 
2 Federal Trade Commission 82.4 84.0 -1.6 
3 Government Accountability Office 81.8 80.7 1.1 
4 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 78.1 80.5 -2.4 
5 Securities and Exchange Commission 77.4 82.1 -4.7 
6 National Science Foundation 75.7 75.5 0.2 
7 General Services Administration 75.6 74.5 1.1 
8 Smithsonian Institution 74.3 76.7 -2.4 
9 National Credit Union Administration 70.0 67.2 2.8 
9 Nuclear Regulatory Commission 70.0 72.8 -2.8 
11 Department of Energy 68.2 68.5 -0.3 
12 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 67.1 65.4 1.7 
12 Office of Personnel Management 67.1 65.2 1.9 
14 U.S. Agency for International Development 65.4 67.2 -1.8 
15 Small Business Administration 64.5 62.0 2.5 
16 Federal Communications Commission 62.9 64.4 -1.5 
17 Department of Labor 61.8 63.0 -1.2 
18 Environmental Protection Agency 60.3 57.5 2.8 
19 Department of Housing and Urban Development 59.9 60.1 -0.2 
20 Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency 59.2 63.5 -4.3 
21 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 58.4 51.7 6.7 
22 National Archives and Records Administration 55.4 56.7 -1.3 
23 U.S. Agency for Global Media 53.7 52.5 1.2 
24 National Labor Relations Board 48.1 55.3 -7.2 
25 Department of Education 43.7 47.3 -3.6 
Quartile Key
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