The Partnership for Public Service has updated its annual Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings to reflect additional small entities, with the FMCS now rated tops among small agencies, followed by the ITC and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The original rankings issued in December reflected only agencies or subcomponents with at least 300 respondents to the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey because OPM had provided detailed information only on those of at least that size; the survey is one of the main components of the rankings. OPM later provided fuller information after addressing privacy considerations where there were only a small number of respondents.

In the earlier rankings of components with at least 300 respondents, the OPIC stood at the top, followed by OMB and the Millennium Challenge Corporation. They are now ranked 5, 7 and 8, respectively.

Among agency subcomponents, the top three of 339 ranked were the general counsel’s office at FERC, followed by the IG’s office at the TVA and the office of support operations at the SEC. At bottom were DHS’s Secret Service, Commerce’s National Technical Information Service and Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

NASA, HHS and Commerce led among large agencies while FERC, GAO and FDIC led among mid-sized agencies.