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The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government 2009: Overall Index Scores for Employee Satisfaction and Commitment (2009)

Sponsor: Partnership for Public Service and American University’s Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation

“Designed to help a broad audience of job seekers, researchers, federal employees and government leaders. It offers a snapshot overview of each agency and subcomponent, trend data on changes since 2003, 2005 and 2007, tips and information for job seekers, and expert analysis of what the results mean.”

“It draws on responses from more than 212,000 civil servants to produce detailed rankings of employee satisfaction and commitment across 279 federal agencies and subcomponents.  These agencies and subcomponents are scored in 10 workplace environment categories including employee skills/mission match, strategic management, teamwork, effective leadership, performance based rewards and advancement, training and development, support for diversity, family friendly culture, pay and benefits, and work/life balance. It uses data from the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Human Capital Survey to rank agencies and subcomponents and trend data on changes since 2003, 2005 and 2007. Agencies and subcomponents are ranked on a Best Places to Work index score, which measures overall employee satisfaction. The Best Places to Work score is calculated both for the organization as a whole and also for specific demographic groups.”


Last Updated:
June 2009