Recently released data show the rankings for medium-sized and larger agencies from this year’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey in the “employee engagement index.” That index pulls together responses from questions relating to leadership, supervisors and the intrinsic work experience, and is closely watched by the central management agencies and by Congress.
OPM previously reported that HHS ranked highest among “very large” agencies of 75,000 or more with a 74 percent score; NASA among “large” agencies with 10,000 to 74,999 employees (83); FTC among “medium” agencies with between 1,000 and 9,999 employees (84); International Trade Commission among “small” agencies with 100-999 employees (84); and the Marine Mammal Commission among “very small” agencies with fewer than 100 employees (98).
OPM has not put out full rankings by agencies but some further details were released at the November Chief Human Capital Officers Council meeting. A presentation there showed that among very large agencies, HHS was followed by DoD, 70; Treasury, 69; Justice, 67; Agriculture, 65; and DHS, 62.
Among large agencies, NASA was followed by GSA, 78; Commerce, 73; Energy, 72; Transportation, 69; EPA, Labor and State, 68; SSA, 67; and Interior, 66.
Among medium agencies, the FTC was followed by NSF with 77 percent; OPM and NRC, 74; OMB, 72; USAID, 71; SBA, 70; HUD, 68 and Education, 62.
Scores were level or up by a point or two over 2018 except at NRC, down three points, and Education, down one. The overall government-wide score was level at 68.
The presentation did not break out data by agency for those with fewer than 1,000 employees.