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  FMCS Named One of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government

Release Date: 12/19/2013

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) was named No. 3 overall among 29 small agencies in the 2013 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings released by the non-profit, nonpartisan, Partnership for Public Service (PPS). The annual ranking is based on a survey of more than 700,000 civil servants from 371 federal agencies and subcomponents conducted earlier this year by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings have been compiled annually since 2003, and in every ranking in which FMCS results have been available for comparison, the Agency has ranked among the best small agencies at which to work. 


The survey results are an important tool which supports our efforts to continuously improve the organization,” said Adam Ramsey, FMCS Director of Human Resources. “Our consistent ranking as a “Best Place to Work” enhances our ability to recruit and retain talented employees.”


Government-wide, the new rankings show a continued decline in overall employee satisfaction, falling by 3 plus points from 2012. Despite the government wide decline of over 3 points from the 2012 ranking results, FMCS was among the few agencies that defied the trend, raising its overall index by 2.1 points, and ranking No. 3 across all agencies, regardless of size. FMCS not only improved scores for overall job satisfaction and commitment, but also in several key categories such as effective leadership and empowerment; teamwork; work-life balance, strategic management, training and development; and workplace diversity. In seven of the 10 ranking categories FMCS scored either first or second in ranking score.


The Partnership for Public Service rankings are based on the 2013 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (EVS), released in November by OPM. The rankings provide an overview of each agency and subcomponent, trend data and expert analysis of what the results mean. Users can conduct side-by-side comparisons of how agencies or their subcomponents rank in various categories, examine how they compare to other agencies and see whether they have improved or regressed over time.


For more information on the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government and to view the rankings, visit www.bestplacestowork.org.