The Government Accountability Office, NASA and the General Services Administration have been ranked the best places to work in the federal government in a survey of roughly 260,000 employees at 290 departments, agencies and sub-components.
The three agencies made it to the top 10: GAO ranked second on the list, followed by NASA as the fifth best place, and GSA came in eighth. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission was tapped as the most-desirable government workplace.
The fifth conducted since 2003, the “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” survey is based on data from the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey to rank agencies and their subcomponents. Agencies and subcomponents are ranked according to a “Best Places to Work” index score, which gauges overall employee satisfaction. The “Best Places to Work” score is calculated both for the organization as a whole and also for specific demographic groups.
In addition to employee-satisfaction rating, agencies and subcomponents are scored in 10 workplace categories such as effective leadership, employee skills/mission match, pay and work/life balance.
The “Best Places to Work” rankings also give an overview of each agency and subcomponent, trend data on changes from past analysis and rankings, tips and information for job seekers, and expert analysis of what the results mean.