Press Release

GAO Again Named One of the "Best Places to Work" in Government

 

Washington, D.C. (December 13, 2012) – The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has again been included in the Partnership for Public Service’s latest list of the best places to work in the federal government, moving up to the number two spot in the new mid-size federal agencies category.

 

The Partnership today released its 2012 rankings. Among mid-size federal agencies, GAO placed second overall, up from its third place ranking among large agencies last year. And as was the case in 2011, GAO was rated number one in its support of diversity. The agency has been consistently listed in the top five on the Partnership’s list since 2005.

 

“This year’s rankings confirm GAO’s reputation as a top employer in the federal government,” said Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the GAO. “I was especially pleased that our employees again reaffirmed they value the work environment we have created together to achieve our critical mission of supporting the Congress and our country to improve government. The ratings also reflect our strong commitment to supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce.”

 

Issued yearly, the Partnership’s rankings are intended to inform job seekers about the best opportunities for public service. Ratings are based on survey responses from federal employees about job satisfaction and whether they could recommend their organization as a place to work.

 

For more information on the Partnership’s rankings, go to www.bestplacestowork.org. Questions about GAO may be directed to Chuck Young, Managing Director of Public Affairs, at (202) 512-4800.

 

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The Government Accountability Office, known as the investigative arm of Congress, is an independent, nonpartisan agency that exists to support Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities. GAO also works to improve the performance of the federal government and ensure its accountability to the American people. The agency examines the use of public funds; evaluates federal programs and policies; and provides analyses, recommendations, and other assistance to help Congress make informed oversight, policy, and funding decisions. GAO provides Congress with timely information that is objective, fact-based, nonideological, fair, and balanced. GAO’s commitment to good government is reflected in its core values of accountability, integrity, and reliability.