What are the Best Places to Work in Government?

By on November 16, 2011 in Current Events with 19 Comments

The Partnership for Public Service has released its list of the best places to work in the federal government. The list is a way to measure employee job satisfaction, gauge federal agency progress, and identify signs of trouble.

These are the top ten agencies on the 2011 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government list:

  1. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  2. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  3. Government Accountability Office
  4. Smithsonian Institution
  5. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Social Security Administration
  7. Department of State
  8. Intelligence Community
  9. Office of Personnel Management
  10. General Services Administration

 And the top five small agencies are:

  1. Surface Transportation Board
  2. Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
  3. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
  4. Peace Corps
  5. Farm Credit Administration

The list is based on responses from more than 276,000 federal employees, and the rankings include 308 federal agencies and subcomponents which represents 97% of the federal workforce. Agencies are ranked by 10 workplace categories, including effective leadership, pay, teamwork, training and development, and work/life balance. Agencies also are ranked by demographic categories including race, age and gender.

The full list of agency rankings can be viewed at bestplacestowork.org.

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