May 19, 2024
Profiles in Improvement Mission Match Recognition Work-Life Balance The Mission Match category measures whether employees identify with the mission of their organization, believe their work is important and appreciated and feel a sense of accomplishment from performing their job.   An analysis of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® data shows that job...
May 19, 2024
Profiles in Improvement Mission Match Recognition Work-Life Balance « Back to Profiles Overview The Work-Life Balance category measures the extent to which employees consider their workloads to be reasonable, and that their peers and leaders support a balance between work and life responsibilities.   Some of the federal government’s most successful agencies have approached workload and...
May 19, 2024
Profiles in Improvement Mission-Match Recognition Work-Life Balance « Back to Profiles Overview The Recognition category measures the extent to which employees feel they are recognized for their performance and innovative contributions to the workplace.    Changes in the office landscape like the adoption of hybrid work models accelerated by the pandemic have elevated the risk of...
August 9, 2023
Converging issues have presented federal leadership with both challenges and opportunities when developing innovative employee engagement strategies that will succeed in the future of work. Building off our collective research, the Partnership of Public Service with the Boston Consulting Group hosted a Best Places to Work workshop series in early 2023 where federal leaders strategized...
March 29, 2023
Robust, two-way communication between agency leadership and employees is essential to building trust, empowering staff and fostering engagement within an organization.  Every year, however, less than 50% of Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey respondents say they believe their feedback will be used to improve their agency. In order to improve engagement and build a positive work...
July 13, 2022
The annual analysis by the Partnership for Public Service and BCG offers insight into the federal employee experience during the first year of the Biden administration. WASHINGTON – Federal employees continued to grapple with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and felt especially burdened by the ongoing transition from remote to in-person work, according to the...
July 13, 2022
America deserves a federal government that is highly effective—one that is efficient, innovative and responsive to the needs of the public. Our government works best when it has an engaged workforce, good leaders and the processes, structures and information to make smart decisions. The nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service accomplishes its mission by identifying opportunities...
June 28, 2021
This toolkit provides guidance and samples posts and images for communicating about the Best Places to Work rankings on social media.
June 23, 2021
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April 6, 2021
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March 8, 2021
March 2, 2021
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July 13, 2020
The annual Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings, produced by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service, measure employee engagement government-wide as well as at individual departments, agencies and subcomponents. The rankings provide a means of holding leaders accountable for the health of their organizations, shining the spotlight on agencies that are...
July 1, 2020
Robust, two-way communication between agency leadership and employees is essential to building trust, empowering staff and fostering engagement within an organization.  Every year, however, less than 50% of Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey respondents say they believe their feedback will be used to improve their agency. In order to improve engagement and build a positive work...
June 10, 2020
The best performing agencies have leaders who communicate effectively with their teams, ensure that employees feel valued and heard, and empower staff to collaborate with their colleagues to tackle agency challenges. With staff working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fostering teamwork is important as ever. Not surprisingly, the top-ranked agencies in the Best Places...
May 29, 2020
Ensuring that employees have access to robust training and development is vital to employee engagement. That’s true regardless of whether employees are in the office or teleworking due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It not only signals to employees that their leaders are invested in their growth, but it equips staff to do their jobs more...
May 29, 2020
Diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace leads to more engaged employees and better agency outcomes. Yet, with a government-wide “Support for Diversity” category score of just 59.9 out of 100, it’s an area where agencies can improve. Based on our research and discussions with agency leaders, the Partnership for Public Service and Boston Consulting...
April 30, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many federal agencies have transitioned operations to remote work—or teleworking—to protect the health of their employees. For many supervisors and leaders across government, however, the move represents a new way of doing business that undoubtedly poses many challenges, including how to maintain engagement when employees are physically isolated. In...
December 17, 2019
Partnership for Public Service and Boston Consulting Group release new data highlighting top performing and most improved federal agencies across government  WASHINGTON – The nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service and global management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group today released the 2019 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings, which show a federal...
June 13, 2019
It’s a common misconception that most federal employees are in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. In reality, 85 percent of federal employees live and work outside the nation’s capital. With much of the responsibility for delivering on the missions of our government falling on employees working away from Washington, it’s critical that federal leaders master...
March 25, 2019
How does employee engagement affect agency performance in the federal government? That’s what the Partnership for Public Service and Boston Consulting Group set out to understand in our latest issue brief, “A Prescription for Better Performance: Engaging Employees at VA Medical Centers.” Our analysis of data over a three-year period from nearly 150 medical centers...
December 12, 2018
The annual Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings, produced by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service, measure employee engagement government-wide as well as at individual departments, agencies and subcomponents. The rankings provide a means of holding leaders accountable for the health of their organizations, shining the spotlight on agencies that are...
December 12, 2018
***MEDIA ADVISORY*** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 10, 2018 CONTACT: Onamé Thompson 202-775-6898 PARTNERSHIP FOR PUBLIC SERVICE AND BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP TO RECOGNIZE TOP ORGANIZATIONS IN 2018 BEST PLACES TO WORK IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RANKINGS WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, December 12, the nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service and global management consulting firm Boston Consulting...
December 12, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 12, 2018 CONTACT: Onamé Thompson 202-775-6898 2018 BEST PLACES TO WORK IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RANKINGS SHOW A DECLINE IN EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT ACROSS MAJORITY OF FEDERAL AGENCIES New data reveals the federal workforce remains highly mission-focused, but hungers for stronger leadership WASHINGTON – The nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service and...
March 13, 2018
Private-sector companies have made tremendous headway improving the employee experience by using human-centered design, a problem-solving approach that more actively involves the people who are affected by the problem. Since it’s worked in the private sector, we decided to put it to the test in government. Read all about agencies’ key takeaways in our latest...
January 26, 2018
WASHINGTON – On Friday January 26, the nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte will honor the top and the most improved federal agencies included in the 2017 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings as well as the organizations that have made significant and consistent improvements in employee engagement over time.
December 6, 2017
2017 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government data show the federal workforce is highly mission-focused and committed to serving the public WASHINGTON – The nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte today released the 2017 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings that show a 2.1-point rise in federal employee...
June 29, 2017
This guide is intended to help leaders who want to use their Best Places to Work data, to improve what’s not improve employee engagement, but are unsure of the right action to take.
February 21, 2017
WASHINGTON – The nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service today released the 2016 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government ® rankings by five mission areas: public health, law enforcement and border protection, national security, energy and environment, and infrastructure, which refers to agencies that ensure the nation has safe, reliable, and modern roads, bridges,...
February 13, 2017
The federal government faces many critical challenges, from protecting national security, public health and the environment to rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure, managing immigration and ensuring energy independence. For a second year in a row, the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte expanded on the traditional Best Places to Work rankings of large, mid-size, small and...