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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

The most improved large federal agency is the Small Business Administration, increasing its score by 30.1 percent and moving up in the rankings from 30 in 2007 to 26. The Office of Personnel Management also has a significant score increase of 14.3 percent, moving up from a 2007 ranking of 25 to 20 in the large agency rankings. The Federal Maritime Commission was the biggest mover among small agencies, with a 28 percent increase, moving from 23 in 2007 to 6 in the new rankings.

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The complete Best Places to Work rankings of all 278 agencies and subcomponents can be accessed at Visitors to the site can also access trend analysis, demographic data and all ten workplace categories, as well as generate custom reports and conduct side-by-side comparisons for up to three agencies.

The Best Places rankings are compiled from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Human Capital Survey. The Best Places rankings were first produced in 2003, and again in 2005 and 2007.

The Partnership for Public Service is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works. To learn more, visit

The Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation, a center within American University’s School of Public Affairs, is dedicated to identifying and creating solutions to public policy issues facing federal leaders. To learn more, visit

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