Intelligence Community once again a "Best Place to Work"

Intelligence Community once again a "Best Place to Work"

Friday, 26 January 2018 13:57



January 26, 2018

Intelligence Community once again a "Best Place to Work"

The Partnership for Public Service presents awards to Federal Government Leaders in Washington, D.C.

For the ninth consecutive year, Intelligence Community employee job satisfaction ranks the IC as one of the “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government,” according to an independent analysis of federal workers’ job satisfaction and commitment.

The IC ranked fifth overall among large agencies that employ more than 15,000 full-time permanent employees, a category that includes 18 organizations. Rankings were compiled by the Partnership for Public Service and announced in December. The PPS presented awards to agency leaders at a Washington, D.C. ceremony today. Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Sue Gordon accepted the award on behalf of the IC.

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats praised members of the IC for their hard work and commitment to the mission.

“Each day, I witness the talent and commitment of our dedicated officers. I take great pride in leading the extraordinary men and women serving in the Intelligence Community as they work to stay one step ahead of increasingly diverse and complicated threats.” Coats said.

These rankings provide insight into how employees view their agency leaders and work environment. Scores are broken down into 14 individual categories—in such areas as effective leadership, innovation, work-life balance and support for diversity.

For 2017, the IC finished in the top two in eight out of 14 categories and finished in third place in four additional categories.

“We are only as good as our people and that every mission accomplishment is theirs,” said Gordon, “This award belongs to the hard-working women and men of the IC. While their work can't always be recognized, our responsibility, every day, is to make our community and our workplace worthy of their commitment, dedication and professionalism."

PPS is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that aims to revitalize the federal government by transforming the way government works and inspiring a new generation to serve. The institute conducts research and helps federal leaders solve difficult public-policy issues. According to PPS, the Best Places to Work rankings are “the most comprehensive and authoritative rating of employee satisfaction and commitment in the federal government” and “are an important tool for ensuring that employee satisfaction is a top priority for government managers and leaders.”

Rankings are based on data from the 2017 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey in which more than 485,000 employees from 80 federal agencies participated. The first survey was in 2003, but the IC has only participated since 2009 and has been ranked a top place to work every year. For more details, please visit