Peace Corps Moves Up to No. 2 on List of Best Places to Work Among Mid-Size Federal Government Agencies

December 9, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 9, 2015 – The Peace Corps was ranked No. 2 overall among mid-size agencies in the Partnership for Public Service’s 2015 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings. This is highest the agency has placed in the rankings, having held the No. 3 spot in the small agency category last year.

The agency holds the top spot in the innovation category, which measures how the culture of an agency facilitates efforts to improve the way work is done, including personal motivation to promote change and the support and rewards employees receive for promoting new ideas. The Peace Corps was also ranked No. 2 in the support for diversity category, which measures employees’ belief that actions and policies of leadership and management promote and respect diversity.

“I’m proud of the work our agency has done to encourage diverse ideas and creative solutions to address challenges in an ever-adapting world,” Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet said. “Peace Corps employees are change makers and I’m so grateful to each of my colleagues for their commitment to the agency’s mission.”

The Best Places to Work rankings, produced by the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte, measure overall federal employee job satisfaction and commitment; critical elements in developing high-performing workplaces needed to meet our nation’s challenges; and employee attitudes on a range of workplace categories, including satisfaction with pay, leadership, teamwork and strategic management. The rankings are based on data from the Office of Personnel Management’s annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey and additional survey data from eight agencies as well as the Intelligence Community.

View the complete rankings at bestplacestowork.org.

About the Peace Corps: The Peace Corps sends the best and brightest Americans abroad on behalf of the United States to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Volunteers work at the grassroots level to develop sustainable solutions that address challenges in education, health, economic development, agriculture, environment and youth development. Through their service, volunteers gain a unique cultural understanding and a life-long commitment to service that positions them to succeed in today’s global economy. Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, nearly 220,000 Americans of all ages have served in 140 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.peacecorps.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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