2023 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government®

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

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The annual Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings, produced by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service and Boston Consulting Group, measure employee engagement and satisfaction across government as well as at individual departments, agencies and subcomponents.

The rankings and accompanying data provide a means of holding federal leaders accountable for the health of their organizations, shining the spotlight on agencies that successfully engage employees and those that fall short.  

The data provides leaders with a roadmap to better manage our government’s most important asset—its employees. The best private sector organizations understand that increased employee engagement and satisfaction lead to better performance and outcomes, and federal leaders need to follow suit by placing greater emphasis on improving the workforce and the workplace culture. 

The 2023 government-wide Best Places to Work employee engagement and satisfaction score is 65.7 out of 100, a 2.3-point increase from 2022 that reverses the general trend of declining scores since 2020.  

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We talked to a subset of agencies that improved their scores or ranking in selected categories in order to identify best practices, new ideas and strategies for success. Although these agencies represent a small fraction of those that improved, others can apply these successes to create a better employee experience.

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