Washington, DC - Today, the Partnership for Public Service released the results of the 2014 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings, placing the Department of State 3rd overall, up from 4th in 2013. Among the 19 large federal agencies, the Department of State scored particularly highly in several categories, including: innovation, employee-skills mission match, and strategic management. State Department leadership is pleased the positive feedback from our employees has ranked us in the top five for the past three years, and in the top 10 since 2005.

The Best Places to Work rankings measure federal employee satisfaction and commitment and are based on responses from over 392,700 federal workers. It 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. The rankings include 389 federal organizations – representing 97 percent of the executive branch workforce.

The State Department pays close attention to the Best Places to Work results as well as other employee surveys, because they help us to gauge how well we are doing and to identify areas where we must improve.

To view all the rankings and analyses of the results, visit http://www.bestplacestowork.org.