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GSA again ranks near top in best places to work survey

| GSA Blog Team
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Among all mid-sized agencies throughout the federal government, GSA has been ranked No. 4 as a Best Place to Work for the second year in a row.

The rankings are based on the government’s annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS),  a benchmark of employee satisfaction, and used by many applicants in a competitive market for talent as an indicator of a positive workplace culture. Eighty-three percent of GSA respondents agreed: “I would recommend my organization as a good place to work.”

“At GSA, we have a talented, diverse and engaged team of public servants who are fully committed to delivering value for customers and the public,” said GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan. “They’re driving efficiency and sustainability in the government’s real estate portfolio, making it easier to buy and sell goods and services, creating digital tools that improve the experience and security of people interacting with the government and so much more.” 

GSA employees also ranked their agency second in the following categories: Pay Satisfaction; Innovation; Performance Management; Customer Experience and Equity.

“We want job seekers to know they can make an impact at GSA,” said GSA Chief Human Capital Officer Traci DiMartini. “We are literally building the future of work, including a positive workplace culture and there has never been a better time to join us.”

In the 2022 FEVS, GSA earned high rankings in employee engagement, satisfaction, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA). The agency’s rankings were particularly strong in areas like Transparency (No. 1) as well as Effective Leadership of Senior Leaders (No. 2).  

The agency’s efforts were featured in The Washington Post’s 2022 “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government Top 10 Edition” on March 29 and celebrated during an awards ceremony at the National Press Club in Washington on April 12.

The Post also pointed to how employees were proud of GSA’s centralized, agency-wide funding model for American Sign Language services for town hall meetings and other events. Making these services available at every agency event, GSA is better able to ensure equity, inclusion, and accessibility for its diverse workforce.

The rankings also included scores for more than 400 teams and offices across all of the federal agencies. GSA teams represented in the top 100 of those included the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, the Office of Government-wide Policy, the Office of Human Resources Management, the Federal Acquisition Service, GSA IT, the Office of General Counsel and the Public Buildings Service. 

The FEVS survey is conducted each year by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and analyzed by the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service and the Boston Consulting Group. It assesses how employees experience the policies, practices and procedures characteristic of their agency and its leadership.