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Best Places to Work 2010 results released

By Ed O'Keefe

The 2010 "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" survey results are out on Wednesday and The Federal Eye and colleague Lisa Rein earned the first look (natch) at the results.

As we write in Wednesday's Post: "Both the Securities and Exchange Commission, a critical player in this battered economy, and the Office of Management and Budget, the agency responsible for implementing President Obama's government reforms - hit the skids in the fifth "Best Places to Work" rankings, a closely watched report of federal employees."

Their plunges are dramatic exceptions to the overall results that show federal workers are the most satisfied with their employer - up 2.7 percent from 2009 - an encouraging sign as the government continues to woo applicants for hundreds of thousands of new positions. The survey, the fifth since 2003, is the first rank-and-file report card on the Obama administration.
The rankings account for the perceptions of more than 263,000 workers at 290 federal organizations. It is compiled by the Partnership for Public Service, a nonpartisan think tank devoted to promoting public sector careers, and American University's School of Public Affairs.
Overall, 65 percent of workers were satisfied with the federal government as an employer and would recommend it as a place to work, the survey said. Almost 79 percent were satisfied that their jobs match their agency's mission; 63 percent were pleased with their pay; and 61 percent were satisfied with training and development opportunities. Just 36 percent of workers think the government is giving them enough flexibility to work from home or telecommute as they try to raise families.

Continue reading the story and check the blog throughout the day for interesting tidbits from the survey.

By Ed O'Keefe  | September 1, 2010; 5:00 AM ET
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