The 2015 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings, produced by the Partnership for Public Service, include the views of more than 433,300 civil servants from 391 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.

Government-wide Analysis

The 2015 Best Places to Work data show a slight increase in federal employee satisfaction with their jobs and workplaces following four years of declining scores. Government-wide, federal employee job satisfaction and commitment increased 1.2 points from 2014, for a score of 58.1 out of 100. In contrast, the 2015 satisfaction rate for private sector employees is 76.7, according to Sirota, a survey research organization.

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Moving the Needle on Employee Engagement During the Presidential Transition

A presidential transition is a time of change for the country—a new wave of politicians and political appointees will come in to reset agendas and missions. To reduce anxiety and stress amongst career civil servants, managers must find ways to creatively and proactively communicate with employees. Read the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte’s latest Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® analysis to learn more about the essentials of communicating with federal employees during a presidential transition.

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Our agency services program helps federal organizations examine their data and learn how to transform their culture. We provide data analysis, facilitated workshops and customized online or on-site training with the aim of increasing employee engagement.

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Best Places to Work Case Studies
The Partnership and Deloitte examined the past decade of Best Places to Work rankings to profile six high-performing agencies. Learn from their experiences and get tips to increase employee satisfaction and commitment at your agency.
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Action Planning Facilitation Training
October 25–26

This two-day training program offers participants a hands-on approach to action planning designed to improve employee engagement and drive agency performance. Graduates will have the skills necessary to successfully conduct their own workshops that specifically address their agency’s unique challenges.

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Employee Engagement Online Training Series
November 1, 2 and 3

This series of three 75-minute webinars is designed to provide frontline supervisors and managers with research-supported, actionable steps to help improve employee engagement through appreciation, communication and empowerment.

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