Best places to work: Top 10 federal subagencies


Written by

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of General Counsel leapt to the top of the “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” among agency subcomponents.

Last year, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which falls under the Commerce Department, took the top spot. FERC’s Office of General Counsel, though, still made the top five.

The rankings come from a report issued each year by Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte. Researchers take data from the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey as well as their own interviews to develop the rankings. Using answers to three questions, researchers generate an index out of 100 points.

Agency 2014 2013 Change
1 Office of the General Counsel, FERC 88.8 80.9 7.90
2 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce 85.6 84.4 1.20
3 Environment and Natural Resources Division, DOJ 83.6 76.6 7.00
4 Stennis Space Center, NASA 83.2 84.3 -1.10
5 U.S. Army Audit Agency, Army 81.3 82.9 -1.60
6 Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA 78.2 76.1 2.10
7 Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA 78.0 77.0 1.00
8 Federal Highway Administration, DOT 77.6 79.4 -1.80
9 Office of the General Counsel, EPA 77.4 n/a 0.0
10 Office of the Inspector General for Tax Administration, Treasury 77.3 78.3 -1.00



More of FedScoop’s coverage on the Best Places to Work list:

Job satisfaction among feds falls to all-time low

Best places to work: Top 10 large federal agencies

Best places to work: Top 10 midsized federal agencies

Best places to work: Top 10 small federal agencies

-In this Story-

Agencies, Commerce Department, Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of the Interior, Department of Transportation, Departments, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Federal Highway Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center, Marines, Marshall Space Flight Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Stennis Space Center, Treasury Department, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)