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Top Ranked Federal Agencies to Work For

Top Ranked Federal Agencies to Work For

Parternship for Public Service & Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation

Washington, D.C. – The 2009 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings released on May 20, 2009 evaluated employee satisfaction across government in 278 federal agencies and subcomponents. Overall, employee satisfaction is up 2.4 percent, from 61.8 to 63.3, with 71 percent of agencies improving their Best Places to Work index score since the last rankings in 2007.

The Best Places to Work rankings, compiled by the Partnership for Public Service and American University’s Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation, are based on a survey conducted by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management that represents the views of 212,000 federal employees. Agencies are ranked in three categories: large (2,000 or more employees), small or subcomponent. They are also ranked in ten workplace categories, including leadership, work/life balance, and pay and benefits.

“You can’t manage what you don’t measure,” said Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service. “The Best Places to Work rankings are an important tool for federal managers who understand that employee satisfaction drives agency performance. They provide both transparency and accountability – and they are an important benchmark for this administration.”

“The whole idea of employee engagement is to make the workplace more productive,” Robert Tobias, director of American University’s Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation, added. “These rankings provide an incentive for agencies to focus on their employees, they give a roadmap for improvement, and they help Congress fulfill their oversight responsibilities.”

Read on to find out which federal agencies ranks #1

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