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Federal Highway Administration Ranked Among U.S. Government’s ‘Best Places to Work’ for Fifth Year In a Row
FHWA Named One Of Federal Government’s Top 10 Percent
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) was named one of the best places to work in the federal government last week by the Partnership for Public Service, which ranked the FHWA among the top 25 federal agency subcomponents of 305 surveyed.
“The men and women of the FHWA exemplify exceptional public service every day of the year, and this survey reaffirms that,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “Federal Highway Administrator Greg Nadeau and the entire FHWA family has earned this distinction through their innovative spirit and ongoing commitment to public safety. Their professionalism is on display every day of the year, and they deserve this recognition.”
The new rankings make it the fifth straight year that the FHWA has been listed in the top 10 percent. Federal employees were surveyed about their respective workplaces between April and June 2016. The rankings assess how public servants in the U.S. government view their jobs and workplaces, providing important employee perspectives about leadership, pay and other issues.
“Our employees know that the work we do impacts people’s lives every day,” said Administrator Nadeau. “Safety is our top priority, and that simple goal drives us all. The enthusiasm of FHWA employees to make America’s roadways safer also makes the agency an ideal workplace.”
Published in the Partnership for Public Service’s 2016 “Best Places to Work Index,” the rankings are based on the Office of Personnel Management’s Best Places to Work in the Federal Government Survey, which analyzes data collected from more than 421,000 federal workers to produce a detailed view of employee satisfaction and commitment.
Agency subcomponents are not only measured on overall employee satisfaction but are scored on a wide range of workplace categories, such as effective leadership, employee skills/mission match, support for diversity, and pay. FHWA improved its scores in all 10 categories, with the biggest single-year improvements in training and innovation.
For a complete list of the 2016 rankings, visit http://bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/index.php
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