The U.S. Department of State Once Again Ranks in Top 10 of 2012 Best Places To Work in the Federal Government Rankings

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
December 13, 2012

The Partnership for Public Service yesterday released the results of the 2012 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings, and the Department of State has once again ranked in the top 10, placing 3rd overall among the 19 large Federal agencies, and also ranked 3rd in effective leadership, strategic management, and support for diversity. The Department leadership is very pleased the positive feedback from our employees keeps us in the top 10.

The rankings measure federal employee satisfaction and commitment and are based on responses from more than 700,000 federal workers. The Best Places to Work rankings include 292 federal agencies and subcomponents – representing 33 percent of the 2.1 million person federal workforce.

Best Places to Work is the most comprehensive assessment of how federal employees perceive their jobs and agencies, providing insights into issues ranging from leadership to pay, to teamwork, and work-life balance.

To view all the rankings and analyses of the results, visit

PRN: 2012/1979