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.


The 2014 Rankings are Here!

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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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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Employee Engagement Online Training Series
January 29, February 5 and February 12

These online training sessions provide frontline supervisors and managers with research-supported, actionable steps to improve employee engagement through appreciation, communication and empowerment.

Action Planning Facilitation Training
February 25–26

This two-day training provides instruction on the foundations of action planning to address Best Places to Work and Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey results within agencies or federal offices.



Feds unhappy with leaders, new government survey finds
The Washington Post

2014 Best Places list reflects feds’ sagging morale
Federal News Radio

Federal Job Satisfaction Sinks in Latest Survey
Government Executive

Federal worker job satisfaction hits a low

How federal leaders can use the ‘Best Places to Work’ rankings
The Washington Post

Federal employees' job satisfaction dips again

Federal workers’ morale is at lowest point in years
The Washington Post

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We challenge you to help spread a culture of appreciation throughout your agency by nominating federal colleagues and employees for the 2015 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies). Every nomination is an opportunity to thank high performers you work with, especially at a time when other ways to reward outstanding employees may be limited.

Nominations are open through January 16.

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