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GSA Ranked as One of the Best Places to Work in Federal Government

Effective leadership key to increased employees satisfaction

GSA# 10683

September 1, 2010
Contact: Sahar Wali, 202-208-0438

WASHINGTON – GSA, stewards of the federal workplace and the government’s premier provider of goods and services, is also one of the government’s top employers. Today, the agency was recognized by the Partnership for Public Service as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government for the fifth straight time.

“This is a true testament to the work that GSA employees do day in, day out to help make government work better for the American people,” said GSA Administrator Martha Johnson. “It also shines a light on GSA’s leadership team, which has been instrumental in creating an employee-friendly culture that rewards innovation, values customer relationships, and is committed to operational excellence.”

The agency ranked eighth overall and received high marks in the areas of strategic management and performance-based awards where it ranked third among large agencies, and second in work/life balance and compensation. The agency also received top-10 rankings in each of the following leadership categories: Management Fairness; Employee Empowerment, Supervisory Leadership, and Senior Leadership. In 12 of the 15 “Best in Class” scores, the agency scores increased over the previous survey, with an average score increase of 3.5.

“I am particularly pleased to see GSA’s ranking in strategic management, as we continue to leverage our position as the federal government’s procurement and real estate to assist other agencies in fulfilling their missions,” Johnson said.

The ranking, which is produced by the Partnership for Public Service and the American University’s Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation, is compiled from overall employee satisfaction data.

The 2010 Best Places to Work rankings include 290 federal organizations and are based on response from more than 263,000 federal employees.

GSA employees support construction, acquisition services, and policies that together influence more than $500 billion a year in federal spending. From the preservation of buildings that are part of our nation’s legacy, to projects on the forefront of green building to procuring an annual $60 billion in annual business volume of cost-efficient products and services in office supplies to IT and telecommunications solutions.


GSA provides a centralized delivery system of products and services to the federal government, leveraging its enormous buying power to get the best value for taxpayers.
• Founded in 1949, GSA manages more than 11 percent of the government’s total procurement dollars and $24 billion in federal assets, including 8,600 government-owned or leased buildings and 213,000 vehicles.
• GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 480 historic properties, and as manager of, the official portal to federal government information and services.
• GSA’s mission to provide superior workplaces, expert technology solutions, acquisition services, purchasing and E-Gov travel solutions and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions.

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