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Best Places to Work rankings show repeat winners and all-time lows
Federal News Radio

Federal workers’ job satisfaction falls, with Homeland Security Dept. ranking lowest again
The Washington Post

Two Commerce agencies: One at the top, one at the bottom on ‘Best Places’ list
The Washington Post

Federal job satisfaction at all-time low

Federal Employee Morale Hits Record Low

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The 2014 Rankings are Coming on December 9!

Get ready for this year’s release by seeing how other high-performing agencies are using the data to improve their workplaces. Learn from their experiences and get tips to increase employee satisfaction and commitment at your agency.

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Best Places to Work Analysis

The 2013 Best Places to Work data present a disturbing picture of federal employees throughout the government who are increasingly dissatisfied with their jobs and workplaces. Government-wide, the federal employee job satisfaction and commitment level dropped for the third year in a row, tumbling 3 points to a score of 57.8 on a scale of 100. This represents the lowest overall Best Places to Work score since the rankings were first launched in 2003, and follows a 3.2-point drop in 2012 and a 1-point decline in 2011. In contrast, private-sector employee satisfaction improved by 0.7 points in 2013 to a score of 70.7, according to Hay Group.

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Best Places to Work Analysis: Making an Impact Through Effective Leadership Communication

Communication from agency leadership can have a significant impact on employee attitudes toward their jobs and workplaces. But according to a new Best Places to Work analysis from the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte, communicating effectively and motivating employees is a challenge for many leaders, with only half of the federal workforce satisfied with the level of communication from senior leaders and managers. The analysis includes a leadership communication score for each of the 371 federal agencies and subcomponents, as well as helpful steps you can take to improve the impact of leadership communication in your organization.

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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)
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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.

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Best Places to Work Government-wide Scores

Best Places to Work Agency Index Scores and Rankings

Large Agencies

15,000 or More Employees

Mid-size Agencies

1,000–14,999 Employees

Small Agencies

100–999 Employees

Agency Subcomponents

Subagencies, Bureaus, Divisions, Centers and Offices
Number of employees varies

Agency Scores and Rankings by Category and Demographic