Best and Worst Federal Agencies to Work For

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Want to work in Federal Government? Probably not. For the third straight year, federal employee’s personal views on their jobs and their levels of commitment to their work declined. The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government compiles data from the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, and shows wide-spread federal job dissatisfaction.

In 2013, the overall view fell three points, for a score of 57.8 out of 100. The private sector scored a 70.7 out of 100 in 2013. This is the lowest score since the rankings began in 2003. Federal employees reported being incredibly discontent about pay, with performance-based rewards and advancement, and gave senior leaders low marks in terms of effective leadership, and personal respect. The survey then breaks the agencies down by size, and ranks them within these categories from top to bottom.

The rankings are based on the overall index score, which “measures the performance of agencies and agency subcomponents related to employee satisfaction and commitment. The index is weighted according to the extent to which each question predicts ‘intent to remain.’” Here are the best and worst agencies by size.

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