Intelligence Community named a "Best Place to Work" for the 10th consecutive year, marking a decade of excellence

Intelligence Community named a "Best Place to Work" for the 10th consecutive year, marking a decade of excellence

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 12:24



ODNI News Release No. 31-18
December 12, 2018



Intelligence Community named a "Best Place to Work"
for the 10th consecutive year, marking a decade of excellence


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

For the 10th consecutive year, Intelligence Community employee job satisfaction ranks the IC as one of the “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government,” marking a decade of excellence for the Community.


The IC ranked fifth overall among large agencies that employ more than 15,000 full-time permanent employees, a category that includes 17 organizations, according to an independent analysis of federal workers’ job satisfaction and commitment. Rankings were compiled by the Partnership for Public Service, which presented awards to agency leaders at a Washington, D.C., ceremony today. Deirdre Walsh, chief operating officer for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, accepted the award on behalf of the IC.


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


“I am extremely proud to lead the dedicated professionals of the Intelligence Community, who work tirelessly to keep our nation, its people, and our interests safe globally. Their ability to adapt and innovate are surpassed only by their determination,” 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 2018, the IC finished in the top two in eight out of 14 categories and finished in third place in four additional categories.


“Because the work we do as an IC cannot always be recognized publicly, we are grateful to have this opportunity today to recognize the commitment and appreciation our officers have for our mission,” said Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Sue Gordon. “It is the hard work, expertise, and diversity of perspective our officers bring to our Intelligence Community that makes it such a great place to work.”


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 2018 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, which includes the view of employees from 488 federal agencies and sub-components, the most in the history of the rankings. 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".