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Webinar Training Series
ACE Employee Engagement

These sessions are designed to provide frontline supervisors and managers with research-supported, actionable steps to help improve employee engagement through appreciation, communication and empowerment (ACE).

Learn more and register for one of the remaining 2014 sessions:

Communication: April 30  

Empowerment: May 21


Training Event
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.

Learn more and register for the 2014 dates:

June 10-11 August 19-20  

October 21-22


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In the News

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
Politico

Federal Employee Morale Hits Record Low
HuffingtonPost

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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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NEW Best Places to Work Analysis: Innovation

In these times of shrinking resources and complex new challenges, finding ways to improve performance and deliver better results is critical for federal agencies. But according to a new Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® analysis from the Partnership for Public Service, Deloitte and the Hay Group, innovation in government is on the decline. While the vast majority of federal employees report they are always looking for better ways to do their jobs, the data reveal that only about half feel they are encouraged to do so. There are exceptions, and the new analysis includes rankings of the most innovative agencies along with the biggest movers.

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Best Places to Work Analysis:
Understanding Staff/Manager Alignment

The managers and employees of well-run federal agencies are usually on the same page, sharing a common vision and working in sync to achieve mission results. But when there are considerable disparities in the viewpoints of these two groups, it could mean that your agency doesn’t agree on key issues facing the organization—and if they don’t agree on what needs to be addressed, it will be harder to drive change. In our new Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® analysis, the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte examined this issue and created staff/manager alignment scores for agencies. The analysis also includes advice for how leaders can effectively use this data to better understand workforce dynamics and improve employee satisfaction and commitment.

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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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Explore the Rankings

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