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EPA Makes the List for 2009 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government

Release Date: 05/21/2009
Contact Information: Dale Kemery, 202-564-7839 / 4355 /

(05/21/09) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ranks number 6 among the best places to work in the federal government, according to the Partnership for Public Service. The survey, 2009 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, shows EPA moving up in the rankings from number 9 in 2008.

In the survey, EPA employees gave the agency high marks for being a family-oriented place to work and offering career advancement and performance-based awards. Employees also feel that EPA supports diversity, the leadership empowers employees in their work, and they have effective supervisors.

The Best Places to Work
rankings, compiled by the Partnership for Public Service and American University’s Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation, are based on a survey conducted by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and represents the views of 212,000 federal employees. Agencies are ranked in three categories: large (2,000 or more employees), small or subcomponent. They are also ranked in 10 workplace categories, including leadership, work/life balance, and pay and benefits.

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