Best US Federal Agencies to Work For ; image: NASA Building

2022's Best Federal Agencies to Work For: NASA, GAO, and CBO take top spots.

The Federal Government edition of the “Best Places to Work” rankings for 2022 have been published. The set of statistics breaks down the governmental organizations by size: large, medium, and small agencies. The larger agencies have 15,000 or more employees while the smaller category contains those with more than 100 but less than 1,000. The medium-sized organizations are those in between the 1,001 and 14,999 figures. For the recent study, 17 large, 27 midsized, and 30 small agencies were included.

In the larger group, the best place to work was NASA with 84.3% of responding workers giving positive marks about their workplace. The space agency has remained at the top spot in this category since at least 2019. Second on the list, after more than 10% drop from the Space agency’s stellar grade, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) can be found at 74.3%. Of the 17 organizations in this group, the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rounded out the bottom. There was a noticeable 6.0% drop at the SSA from the 2021 results, going from 59.9% to 53.9%, the biggest dip among the group, pushing it below the DHS. It was also the lowest score across-the-board.

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The overall top spot was taken by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), which had 89.8% of respondents answer positively. The National Science Foundation and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) were not far behind on the list of middleweights. These two agencies had 82.8% and 82.2%, respectively. Of the 27 midsized agencies included, the bottom two were the only such organizations under 60%. The National Labor Relations Board (NRLB) just missed the mark with 59.7% while the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency took last place with an employee satisfaction rate of 57.5%. Both of these agencies scored 60.9% in 2021.

Of the 30 small agencies surveyed, the top score of 88.9% came from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), which was not on the previous year’s list. The number 1 spot on the list of small agencies for 2021 was number 2 in 2022 with 87.6% of responding employees giving positive reviews. The Export-Import Bank of the United States on the other hand, fell 21 percentage points from 76.0% in 2021 to 55.0% last year, and that made it last of the small agencies. The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board was 20th amongst the tinier agencies with 69.0%, a 2.7% increase from the previous year.


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Best US Federal Agencies to Work For ; image: NASA Building

Best US Federal Agencies to Work For