Partnership for Public Service and Boston Consulting Group to Recognize Top Organizations in 2018 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government Rankings

July 23, 2024


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 10, 2018

CONTACT: Onamé Thompson


WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, December 12, the nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service and global management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group will honor the top-ranked and most improved federal agencies and subcomponents included in this year’s Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings.

The Partnership’s Best Places to Work rankings serve as the only real-time performance measurement across all of government, providing the most comprehensive assessment of how public servants view their jobs and workplaces. Using information obtained from the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Viewpoint Survey and other internal agency surveys, the Best Places to Work data measures employee engagement government-wide and at individual agencies, and examines federal employee opinions on 10 workplace categories. These categories include effective leadership, employee skills-mission match, pay, strategic management, teamwork, innovation, training and development, support for diversity, performance-based rewards and advancement, and work-life balance.

“The public is best served when government leaders create an engaged workforce,” said Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership. “We should be celebrating and learning from the Best Places to Work in our government.”

WHAT: 2018 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government awards breakfast

WHO: Representatives from the top federal agencies and the most improved agencies and subcomponents in the 2018 Best Places to Work rankings

Distinguished guests to include the following:

  • Randolph Alles, director, U.S. Secret Service
  • Gene Dodaro, comptroller, Government Accountability Office
  • Caroline Hunter, chairman, Federal Election Commission
  • David Johanson, chairman, U.S. International Trade Commission
  • Karen Dunn Kelley, deputy secretary, Department of Commerce
  • Jelena McWilliams, chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Joseph Simons, chairman, Federal Trade Commission
  • Max Stier, president and CEO, Partnership for Public Service
  • Margaret Weichert, acting director, Office of Personnel Management and deputy director for management, Office of Management and Budget
  • Danny Werfel, partner and managing director, BCG

WHEN: Wednesday, December 12, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. EST (8:30 a.m., registration)

WHERE: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Pavilion Room 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20004

WHY: The 2018 Best Places to Work rankings are produced by the Partnership and BCG, and represent the largest-ever rankings in Best Places to Work history, to include 488 federal agencies and subcomponents. These organizations comprise 17 large federal agencies (15,000 or more employees), 27 midsize agencies (1,000-14,999 employees), 29 small agencies (100-999 employees) and 415 subcomponents (subagency, bureau, division, center or office).

The rankings will be available at starting at 12:01 a.m. EST on December 12.

MEDIA: To attend the awards breakfast and receive an embargoed list of the rankings, please RSVP to Onamé Thompson at (202) 775-6898.

During the past 17 years, the nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service has been dedicated to making the federal government more effective for the American people. We work across administrations to help transform the way government operates by increasing collaboration, accountability, efficiency and innovation. Visit to learn more. Follow us on social @RPublicService and subscribe today to get the latest federal news, information on upcoming Partnership programs and events, and more.

Boston Consulting Group is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises. Our customized approach combines deep insight into the dynamics of companies and markets with close collaboration at all levels of the client organization. This ensures that our clients achieve sustainable competitive advantage, build more capable organizations, and secure lasting results. Founded in 1963, BCG is a private company with offices in more than 90 cities in 50 countries.


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