Is Your Agency One of the “Best Places to Work” in Government in 2020?

Which agencies are ranked as the best ones at which to work in the federal government for 2020?

The Partnership for Public Service has released its annual rankings of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government®. Did your agency make the list?

2020 Agency Rankings

Top Five Large Agencies

  1. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Intelligence Community
  3. Department of Transportation
  4. Department of Health and Human Services
  5. Department of Commerce

Top Five Midsize Agencies

  1. Government Accountability Office
  2. Federal Trade Commission
  3. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  4. Securities and Exchange Commission
  5. National Science Foundation

Top Five Small Agencies

  1. Congressional Budget Office
  2. Office of Special Counsel
  3. U.S. International Trade Commission
  4. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
  5. Farm Credit Administration

The rankings are based primarily on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management in its annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. The rankings for 2020 include the views of employees from 482 federal agencies and subcomponents. This includes 17 large federal agencies, 25 midsize agencies, 29 small agencies and 411 subcomponents.

A complete list of the rankings is available at

About the Author

Ian Smith is one of the co-founders of 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.