The Best Places To Work: Ranking the Top Federal Agencies

by SixFigureStart | May 20, 2009

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We've definitely suggested before that you look to Uncle Sam in these Recessiony times - not just for an unemployment check, which you should have already signed up for, but for your next job. The federal government is one employer that is still hiring steadily throughout the current downturn, and now there's a one-stop resource to find out which government agency or office is the best one for you.

The Best Places to Work rankings are the most comprehensive and authoritative rating and analysis of employee satisfaction and commitment in the federal government. The 2009 rankings are the fourth edition of this ongoing series, following the 2003, 2005 and 2007 versions.

The rankings are produced by the Partnership for Public Service and American University's Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation (ISPPI). You can see how the top 5 looks below. See the full list here.

2009 Overall Index Scores:

  1. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  2. Government Accountability Office
  3. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Intelligence Community
  5. Department of State

--Posted by Steven Schiff, Asst. Producer

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