Designed to help a broad audience of government leaders, employees and job seekers, the 2014 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings include the views of more than 392,700 civil servants on a wide range of workplace topics. More than 389 federal organizations are ranked according to overall employee satisfaction and commitment, as well as on 10 additional workplace issues such as strategic management, teamwork, leadership and work–life balance.

2014 Rankings


2014 Best Places to Work Analysis: Improving the Employee Experience

This analysis examines trends in the federal government for each phase in the talent lifecycle and offers recommendations for how agencies and leaders can improve the total employee experience.

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Lowest Government-wide Score in History of Rankings

The 2014 Best Places to Work data show a decline in federal employee satisfaction with their jobs and workplaces for a fourth consecutive year. Government-wide, federal employee job satisfaction and commitment fell 0.9 points to a score of 56.9 out of 100.

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Agency Headlines

For the third year in a row, the number one Best Places to Work large agency is NASA with a score of 71.6. In the mid-size category, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation took top honors with a score of 82.3, and the top-ranked small agency—and the highest-scoring agency of all—is the Surface Transportation Board, with a score of 86.8.

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Our agency services program assists agencies with examining their data and learning how to transform their culture, by providing specific data analysis, facilitated workshops and targeted online or on-site training, all with the aim of increasing employee engagement.

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Agency Case Studies

The Partnership 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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2014 Analyses

Using the 2014 Best Places to Work data, the Partnership and Deloitte examined various trends and topics.

Improving the Employee Experience
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Improving Leadership
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