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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Peace Corps Ranks No. 3 on List of Best Places to Work Among Small Federal Government Agencies
Agency holds No. 1 spot in Support for Diversity category
WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 10, 2014 – Today the Peace Corps was named No. 3 overall among small agencies in the Partnership for Public Service’s 2014 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings. This is the highest place that the agency has held on the list and the fifth consecutive year of being named among the top five small agencies.
For the third year in a row, the agency also holds the No. 1 spot in the Support for Diversity category, which measures employees’ belief that actions and policies of leadership and management promote and respect diversity. In total, 28 small agencies and 389 federal organizations participated in the rankings this year.
“As Peace Corps Director, I’ve worked hard to create a culture that strives for excellence and supports diversity,” Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet said. “I would like to extend my gratitude to each of my colleagues for their commitment to the agency’s mission and the support they provide to Peace Corps volunteers worldwide.”
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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