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Army Named Among ‘Best Places to Work’

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U.S. Army
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

One of the best places to work in the federal government is the Department of the Army, according to an annual rankings report that places the Army seventh out of 17 large federal agencies and departments in 2019.

The report, “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government,” by Partnership for Public Service, shows the Army’s ranking was up 1.3 points from the 2018 report. It also shows that the departments of the Navy and Air Force, which ranked 11th and 15th, respectively, were each down slightly since last year. The Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, defense agencies and Department of Defense Field Agencies were collectively ranked No. 8.

The overall rankings are determined by an “employee engagement score” calculated through an employee survey by the Partnership for Public Service, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, and Boston Consulting Group.

The happiest parts of the Army include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Army War College, all of which showed an increase in satisfaction over the 2018 report, according to the report.

Within the Department of the Army’s subcomponents, the U.S. Army Cyber Command ranked lowest but was up 1.3 points since last year. The subcomponents that showed the most improvement over last year were U.S. Army Central, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army and the U.S. Army Military District Washington, which all climbed more than 8 points.

Employees who took the survey said the Department of the Army had improved over 2018 in the areas of innovation, work-life balance, effective leadership, training and development, diversity, strategic management, performance-based awards and teamwork.

See the full report here.