If you are interested in knowing how U.S. government agencies stack up as workplaces, then take a look at The Best Places to Work Rankings for 2010. It is put together by the Partnership for Public Service and American University's Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation (ISPPI).
Designed to help a broad audience of job seekers, researchers, federal employees and government leaders, the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings draw on responses from more than 263,000 civil servants to produce detailed rankings of employee satisfaction and commitment across 290 federal agencies and subcomponents.[About Page, The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government.]
The 2010 rankings compare the overall index scores for 2010 versus 2009 and indicate the percentage change. You can search for an agency, compare agencies, or view by categories by which agencies were scored. These categories include: training and development, effective leadership, teamwork, pay, work/life balance, and more.