The 2015 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings, produced by the Partnership for Public Service, include the views of more than 433,300 civil servants from 391 federal organizations on a wide range of workplace topics.

Since the first rankings were released in 2003, they have provided a mechanism to hold agency leaders accountable for the health of their organizations; serve as an early warning sign for agencies in trouble; and offer a roadmap for improvement.

Government-wide Analysis

The 2015 Best Places to Work data show a slight increase in federal employee satisfaction with their jobs and workplaces following four years of declining scores. Government-wide, federal employee job satisfaction and commitment increased 1.2 points from 2014, for a score of 58.1 out of 100. In contrast, the 2015 satisfaction rate for private sector employees is 76.7, according to Sirota, a survey research organization.

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Connecting HR, IT and Contract Specialists to their Agency Missions

HR, IT and contract professionals are mission enablers, vital to accomplishing the work of their agencies. How can agencies retain these key employees? What steps should federal managers take to ensure their productivity and contributions to the organization? This new analysis identifies three key factors that have the greatest influence on each community’s job satisfaction and commitment, and how strongly they feel connected to the mission of their agencies.

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Our agency services program helps federal organizations examine their data and learn how to transform their culture. We provide data analysis, facilitated workshops and customized online or on-site training with the aim of increasing employee engagement.

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Best Places to Work 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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