Best Places to Work
in the Federal Government

The most comprehensive and authoritative rating of employee engagement in the federal government.

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See which organizations take top honors and which are falling behind.
Go beyond the rankings to find out what the data mean and understand government-wide trends.
Resources, events and services for agencies looking to improve employee engagement.
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The annual Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings are produced by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service. The 2016 rankings include the views of more than 421,000 civil servants from 379 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.


Rankings by Mission

For a second year in a row, we expanded on the traditional Best Places to Work rankings of large, midsize, small and agency subcomponents by placing a select group of agencies into five mission areas: public health, law enforcement and border protection, national security, energy and environment, and infrastructure.

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Building a Culture of Engagement: Virtual Training Series
March 21-23

This series of three 75-minute webinars helps frontline supervisors and managers use appreciation, communication and empowerment to engage employees.

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