Agency Services

Getting Started with Best Places to Work

Employee satisfaction is a key component of high-performing organizations. Across our federal government, agencies face demanding goals and calls for greater efficiency. Your agency needs an engaged and committed workforce to meet these challenges. On this page, you will learn about services the Partnership offers to assist agencies in becoming or remaining a best place to work.

Contact Monica Linhardt at (202) 464-2692 or for more information.

Award Badge

If you represent an agency or subcomponent that participates in the Best Places to Work rankings, you can download our official Best Places to Work award badge for use on your website. Please link the award badge back to so your site visitors can learn more about your organization and the rankings.

If you have questions about the use of the award badge, please contact us.

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Action Planning Facilitation Training

This two-day training program offers participants a hands-on approach to action planning designed to improve employee engagement and drive agency performance. Graduates will have the skills necessary to successfully conduct their own workshops that specifically address their agency’s unique challenges.

February 25–26Register
April 15–16Register
August 25–26Register
October 27–28Register
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Complimentary Senior Leadership Briefing

Request a free briefing on the Best Places to Work results for your agency, including the results of our report, “Ten Years of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® Rankings: How Six Federal Agencies Improved Employee Satisfaction and Commitment”. The one-hour agenda includes:

  • Agency data review
  • Best Places to Work history and methodology
  • Leading practices across government
  • Q & A
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Employee Engagement Online Training Series

This series of three 60-minute webinars is designed to provide frontline supervisors and managers with research-supported, actionable steps to help improve employee engagement through appreciation, communication and empowerment.

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Custom Agency Services

Custom Data Analysis

Receive guidance to master the Best Places to Work data and use it to focus attention and limited resources on specific action areas. We:

  • Provide custom data sets based on your agency’s specific needs and interests, providing trends over time and comparisons to other agencies
  • Help you use the data to advance your objectives and improve employee satisfaction by identifying areas for improvement

Employee Engagement
Action Planning

The creation of an engaged, productive workforce does not happen by accident. Successful agencies have a well thought out plan. Yet, it can be difficult to know where to begin, and harder still to tackle it alone. Partnership experts are available. We will guide your agency through every aspect of improving organizational culture and support you in every phase of the process. We provide:

  • Leadership strategy sessions
  • Guidance in crafting an internal communications strategy
  • Facilitated employee listening sessions
  • Action Planning¬† workshops
  • Evaluation support to assess the impact

Resources for Agencies

Best Places to Work Agency Case Studies

Ten Years of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® Rankings: How Six Federal Agencies Improved Employee Satisfaction and Commitment

What are the most successful strategies agencies use to improve their workplaces? How can they use Best Places to Work analysis or employee survey data to understand where they are thriving and where improvement is needed?

The Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte examined the past decade of Best Places to Work rankings to profile six high-performing agencies. Learn from their experiences and get tips to increase employee satisfaction and commitment at your agency.

Excel Tool Workplace Analysis Reports

The Excel Tool, made possible by our technical partner Hay Group, is a resource to help managers and agency leaders improve government performance by boosting employee satisfaction and commitment. The Excel Tool displays your agency’s results for the workplace categories included in the Best Places to Work rankings and Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey questions.

The Excel Tool features:

  • Agency results for the Best Places to Work Index and workplace categories
  • Agency “key drivers”, the two to three workplace categories most important to improving your Best Places to Work score
  • Agency results for individual Federal Employee Viewpoint survey questions
  • A comparison of agency 2013 results to the previous year, federal government-wide results and private sector results
  • A breakdown of survey results by key demographic categories (e.g., age, minority/non-minority, gender, supervisory status)

All fields are required to download the Excel Tool. If you are a federal employee, and your agency appears in the 2013 Best Places to Work rankings and participated in the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, please contact us for your agency’s login and password.