Which Agencies are the “Best Places to Work” in 2019?

Which agencies have been rated as the “best places to work” in the federal government for 2019?

The Partnership for Public Service has released its 2019 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings.

How do the agencies that made the list stack up? These are the top 10 agencies in each category.

Large Agencies

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Intelligence Community
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Department of the Army
  • Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff,
    Defense Agencies, and Department of Defense Field Activities
  • Department of the Treasury
  • Department of the Interior

Mid-Size Agencies

  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Government Accountability Office
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • National Science Foundation
  • General Services Administration
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • National Credit Union Administration
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Small Agencies

  • U.S. International Trade Commission
  • Farm Credit Administration
  • Peace Corps
  • Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Office of Management and Budget
  • Office of Special Counsel
  • National Transportation Safety Board
  • Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
  • Federal Maritime Commission

The document included at the end of the article includes the full list of rankings.

The 2019 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings measure employee engagement government-wide as well as at 490 individual departments, agencies and subcomponents. In 2019, the federal government-wide Best Places to Work employee engagement score is 61.7 out of 100, a 0.5-point decrease from 2018.

The data used to compile the rankings primarily comes from the Office of Personnel Management’s annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Additional employee survey data was collected from 10 agencies, including the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Peace Corps. The rankings also incorporate responses from employees at the nation’s intelligence agencies.

2019 Best Places to Work Rankings

About the Author

Ian Smith is one of the co-founders of FedSmith.com. He has over 20 years of combined experience in media and government services, having worked at two government contracting firms and an online news and web development company prior to his current role at FedSmith.